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Chopin: Piano Music

Audio Samples

>Chopin, Frédéric : Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, Op. 58
>Chopin, Frédéric : Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 25 in C sharp minor, Op. 45, CT. 190
>Chopin, Frédéric : Scherzo for Piano no 4 in E major, B 148/Op. 54
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 4 in F major, Op. 15/1, CT. 111
>Chopin, Frédéric : Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2, CT. 213

Album Summary

>Chopin, Frédéric : Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, Op. 58
>Chopin, Frédéric : Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 25 in C sharp minor, Op. 45, CT. 190
>Chopin, Frédéric : Scherzo for Piano no 4 in E major, B 148/Op. 54
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 4 in F major, Op. 15/1, CT. 111
>Chopin, Frédéric : Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2, CT. 213
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

After a gap of several years, Nikolai Lugansky has returned to the studio to record for Onyx Classics. Over his career, Lugansky has released twenty-three CD's, many of which received the industry's highest honors. Each of his solo recordings on Warner Classics was awarded a Diapason d'Or. His PentaTone Classics SACD of Tchaikovsky's first piano concerto was an Editor's Choice in Gramophone and his Prokofi ev for Warner was one of the CDs of the year (2004) featured in The Telegraph. Lugansky's Warner recordings of the complete piano concertos of Rachmaninov received Choc du Monde de la Musique, Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik and the 2005 ECHO Klassik Award. This all-Chopin recital will be one of the most important CDs to be released in 2010 as part of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth.

The Telegraph
Characteristically, Lugansky imbues this Chopin recital with concentrated thought. Not for him any gratuitous pyrotechnics...the consistently absorbing feature of his performances is the way they dig so deeply and lucidly into the substance beneath the surface.

The Guardian
If you view Chopin primarily as a revolutionary firebrand rather than an introverted dreamer, then this recital is definitely for you...[Lugansky's] performance of the sonata is terrific, with monumental drama in the outer movements, a nerve-ridden scherzo, and a largo that remains notably insistent and driven.

Gramophone Magazine
This is not for those who thrill to outrageous or self-conscious novelty but more for listeners left to marvel at the miracle that is Chopin. There is a moving transparency and reserve about Lugansky's way with the Third Sonata...His refined brilliance, too, makes something special of the Fantaisie-impromptu.

BBC Music Magazine
Lugansky's focus in this Chopin prgramme is unrelentingly inward, the surface as polished and immaculate as a Steinway's lid. His tone quality is always singing, pure and richly cushioned.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Slobodkin Center, Moscow (11/24/2009-11/26/2009).



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Works Details

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, Op. 58
  • Performer: Nikolai Lugansky (Piano)
  • Notes: Slobodkin Center, Moscow (11/24/2009-11/26/2009)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1844

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46
  • Performer: Nikolai Lugansky (Piano)
  • Notes: Slobodkin Center, Moscow (11/24/2009-11/26/2009)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1834

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Prelude for piano no 25 in C sharp minor, Op. 45, CT. 190
  • Performer: Nikolai Lugansky (Piano)
  • Notes: Slobodkin Center, Moscow (11/24/2009-11/26/2009)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1841

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Scherzo for Piano no 4 in E major, B 148/Op. 54
  • Performer: Nikolai Lugansky (Piano)
  • Notes: Slobodkin Center, Moscow (11/24/2009-11/26/2009)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842-1843

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 4 in F major, Op. 15/1, CT. 111
  • Performer: Nikolai Lugansky (Piano)
  • Notes: Slobodkin Center, Moscow (11/24/2009-11/26/2009)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49
  • Performer: Nikolai Lugansky (Piano)
  • Notes: Slobodkin Center, Moscow (11/24/2009-11/26/2009)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1841

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Waltz for piano no 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2, CT. 213
  • Performer: Nikolai Lugansky (Piano)
  • Notes: Slobodkin Center, Moscow (11/24/2009-11/26/2009)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846-1847