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Chopin: Nocturnes / Goerner

Chopin / Goerner
Release Date: 10/06/2017 
Label:  Alpha Productions   Catalog #: 359  
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Nelson Goerner
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Sophisticated colourist and cerebral virtuoso though he is, Nelson Goerner nevertheless brings out the moments of weakness, the hesitations, the lightning passions in the labyrinth of Chopin," wrote Diapason on the release of the Preludes in 2015 (Diapason d’Or, Choc de Classica). ‘Serenity’, ‘balance’, ‘clarity’, ‘phrasing’ are the key words that recur in reviews of the albums and concerts of the Argentine pianist, whose fifth solo release on Alpha this is. His latest venture is a complete recording of the Nocturnes, a highpoint of Chopinesque poetry. These twenty-one miniatures accompanied Chopin over a good part of his life, for he composed them between 1827 and 1848. They are tributes to Italian bel canto, expressing reveries Read more but also complexity of feeling and a profundity that far transcends their apparent simplicity. Nelson Goerner’s feeling for melody and tempo works wonders in these pieces, which he recorded in the ideal surroundings of the Salle de Musique of La Chaux de Fonds (Switzerland). Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, Op. 15 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Nelson Goerner (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1833 
2.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Nelson Goerner (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
3.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 37 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Nelson Goerner (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1849; Paris, France 
4.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Nelson Goerner (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
5.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 161/Op. 62 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Nelson Goerner (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
6.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 152/Op. 55 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Nelson Goerner (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Paris, France 
7.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 142/Op. 48 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Nelson Goerner (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
8.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 106/Op. 32 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Nelson Goerner (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1837; Paris, France 
9.
Nocturne for Piano in E minor, B 19/Op. 72 no 1 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Nelson Goerner (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Poland 
10.
Nocturne for Piano in C sharp minor, B 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Nelson Goerner (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
11.
Nocturne for Piano in C minor, B 108 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Nelson Goerner (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 

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