Ax, Emanuel Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in Em/ Variations, Op. 2

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CD Details

  • Released: March 16, 1999
  • Originally Released: 1999
  • Label: Sony


  • 1.Concerto No. 1 For Piano and Orchstra In E Minor, Op. 11: I. Allegro maestoso
  • 2.Concerto No. 1 For Piano and Orchstra In E Minor, Op. 11: Ii. Romanze. Larghetto
  • 3.Concerto No. 1 For Piano and Orchstra In E Minor, Op. 11: Iii. Rondo. Vivace
  • 4.Grande Valse brillante In A Minor (Lento), Op. 34, No. 2
  • 5.Variations On 'La ci darem la mano,' Op. 2 For Piano and Orchestra: I. Introduction - Largo - Poco piu mosso; Ii. - Vi. Variation I - V

Product Description:

In his second volume of Chopin on a mid-19th-century √Črard, Ax continues to demonstrate both the qualities of the instrument and his own artistry. The best test of the disc is the second movement of the concerto, in which Ax makes the √Črard sing, plays with artistic flexibility and taste, and interacts beautifully and convincingly with the period-instrument orchestra. (Chopin's often-maligned orchestration sounds better than usual with these instruments.) Ax turns the waltz into a miniature tone poem in an exquisite performance. The early variations, which led Schumann to proclaim Chopin a genius, sound like fluff today, but these players make it entertaining. This disc is both an artistic experience and a musical education. --Leslie Gerber

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  • UPC: 074646077122
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