Chopin: Piano Sonata No 2, Fantasie, Mazurkas, Nocturnes / Laplante

Release Date: 6/2/2009
Label: Analekta
Catalog Number: AN29964
Performer: André Laplante
Number of Discs: 1

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$18.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Canadian pianist André Laplante is a firmly established virtuoso of the great romantic repertoire. He garnered international attention after winning prizes at the Geneva and Sydney International Piano Competitions, then capturing the silver medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Critics have compared him with Vladimir Ashkenazy, Vladimir Horowitz and Rudolph Serkin, placing him in the elite circle of virtuoso pianists who do not hesitate to take risks.

An active recording artist, his performance on the Analekta label of Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto with Yoav Talmi and the Orchestre symphonique de Québec was nominated for the 2001 Felix Awards. Other André Laplante’s releases include recording dedicated to the work of Liszt, Ravel, Rachmaninov and Brahms. A 2008 Gramophone review of the latest conferred it a “Top Recommendation”, comparing Laplante’s playing to Michelangeli and Richter at their apex.
Works on This Recording
1. Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: André Laplante (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1841 ; Paris, France
2. Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March": 1st movement, Grave by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: André Laplante (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837-1839 ; Paris, France
3. Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March": 2nd movement, Scherzo by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: André Laplante (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837-1839 ; Paris, France
4. Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March": 3rd movement, Marche funébre by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: André Laplante (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837-1839 ; Paris, France
5. Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March": 4th movement, Presto by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: André Laplante (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837-1839 ; Paris, France
6. Nocturne for Piano in C sharp minor, B 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: André Laplante (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830 ; Poland
7. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, Op. 15: no 1 in F major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: André Laplante (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830-1831 ; Poland
8. Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 162/Op. 63: no 1 in B major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: André Laplante (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846 ; Paris, France
9. Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 162/Op. 63: no 2 in F minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: André Laplante (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846 ; Paris, France
10. Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 162/Op. 63: no 3 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: André Laplante (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846 ; Paris, France
11. Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: André Laplante (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837-1839 ; Paris, France
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