Chopin: Late Masterpieces
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Audio CD, Audiobook, CD, 13 April 2010
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- Product Dimensions : 14.17 x 12.7 x 0.97 cm; 108.86 Grams
- Manufacturer : HYPERION
- Item Model Number : CDA67764
- Original Release Date : 2010
- Label : HYPERION
- ASIN : B0037TTQ4M
- Number of discs : 1
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Stephen Hough joins the celebrations for Chopin s 200th birthday with a disc containing much of the composer s most extraordinary music, written in the last years of his life where the expressive possibilities of his art were constantly unfolding and he imbued his favored forms with previously unknown levels of complexity and emotional depth. This disc includes the intoxicatingly ornamented Berceuse Op 57 and the sublime Barcarolle in F sharp major as well as the Polonaise-Fantasy in A flat major and the towering Piano Sonata No 3 in B minor. Also included are two late Nocturnes that demonstrate how Chopin s art had evolved since he first composed in that genre in his youth. The program is completed by a selection of Mazurkas, each a tiny jewel, containing no less mastery than their larger counterparts, and providing moving sonic evidence of the contemplative profundity of Chopin s late style. Stephen Hough s extraordinarily sensitive playing is informed by his limitless technique and engaging musical imagination.
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Would recommend to anyone who likes a varied set of music.
Stephen Hough est moins connu parmi le public francophone. C'est pourtant un pianiste doté d'une grande sensibilité et d'un raffinement qui conviennent particulièrement à ces oeuvres. Le fait d'avoir choisi les derniers opus de l'oeuvre confère une belle unité à ce disque, accentue une mélancolie que l'approche de la mort du compositeur marque de son sceau. C'est très beau!