Chopin / Sherman Release Date: 09/11/2012
Label:AvieCatalog #: 2262
Spars Code: DDD Composer: Frédéric Chopin Performer: Russell Sherman Number of Discs: 2
Recorded in: Stereo
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Combining elegance and virtuosity, pianist Russell Sherman returns to Avie with a traversal of Chopin’s Mazurkas, a popular 19th-century genre among Polish composers, but one that Chopin made his own. He wrote mazurkas throughout his lifetime, from his early days in his native Warsaw until 1849, the year of his death in Paris. He brought numerous innovations to the dance form, evolving its humble folk origins to more contemporary art music. Russell, who has performed the world over on the most illustrious stages and with all of the major orchestras, brings his signature grace, imagination, and poetry to Chopin’s beloved oeuvre. -----
Awe-inspiring: in some of the most difficult works in the pianoRead more repertoire, he exhibits the kind of impeccable perfection that is the hallmark of players like Pollini and Michelangeli.