Chopin: Concertos / Barenboim

Audio Samples

>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11
>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21

Album Summary

>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11
>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Daniel Barenboim marks his new affiliation with Decca and Deutsche Grammophon with his first-ever recording of the Chopin Piano Concertos to coincide with the 60th anniversary of Daniel Barenboim's performing debut.

"The Chopin concerto disc offers playing of some crystalline appeal and surface sparkle, nicely surrounded by suave orchestral playing from Barenboim’s Staatskapelle Dresden conducted by Andris Nelsons" -The Times

"These are performances on a grand scale, yet wonderfully fluent, charged with an infectious energy and effortless poise. They are perhaps remarkable most of all for the rapport between Barenboim and the Berlin Staatskapelle...All too often in other performances of these concertos, the orchestra is kept firmly in its accompanying place; here Nelsons repeatedly reveals how much beauty and detail there is to be found in the orchestral writing, too." -The Guardian

"Unsurprisingly, even the piano entry at the beginning of the Chopin concerto disc is striking. The languid orchestral tutti that opens the work has its calmness well and truly shattered by the clang of Barenboim’s fingers. He shows equal lightness of touch later on, though...[The Second Concerto] is just as joyous to hear under the maestro’s control. it is a singular treat to hear Barenboim have at these concerti for the first time." -BBC

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Alfried Krupp Saal the Philharmonie Essen (07/2010).



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>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11
  • Performer: Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
  • Conductor: Andris Nelsons
  • Ensemble: Berlin Staatskapelle
  • Running Time: 40 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1830

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21
  • Performer: Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
  • Conductor: Andris Nelsons
  • Ensemble: Berlin Staatskapelle
  • Running Time: 32 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1830