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Chopin: Scherzi, Etudes, Mazurkas / Ivan Moravec, piano

Album Summary

>Chopin, Frédéric : Scherzo for Piano no 1 in B minor, B 65/Op. 20
>Chopin, Frédéric : Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31
>Chopin, Frédéric : Scherzo for Piano no 3 in C sharp minor, B 125/Op. 39
>Chopin, Frédéric : Scherzo for Piano no 4 in E major, B 148/Op. 54
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 19 in C sharp minor, Op. 25/7, CT. 32
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 13 in A flat major, Op. 25/1, CT. 26
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 26 in C sharp minor, Op. 41/1, CT. 76
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 49 in F minor, Op. 68/4, CT. 99
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 9 in C major, Op. 7/5, CT. 59
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 34 in C major, Op. 56/2, CT. 84
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

There are treasures tangible and glittering, and there are gems concealed, only revealing themselves to the serene and seeking. The world-famous Czech pianist Ivan Moravec is among the latter - and the same can be said of his recordings. He doesn't need to set out to shock and purposefully set himself apart. The seeming matter-of-factness with which Moravec performs Chopin led a Gramophone (II/1992) reviewer to speculate that this is perhaps how the composer's piano improvisation might have sounded. Each tone in its dynamism, each fine accent is well considered and has its place amid the whole. Moravec masterfully balances free agogics with a sense for the overall structure. Chopin's genius stands out most expressively in tiny compositions - and it is in these that Ivan Moravec's mastery is the most distinct; it is not by chance that he has the reputation of being one of the greatest living interpreters of Chopin's works. Bearing witness to this are enthusiastic reviews of the first release of the presented recording (1991, Dorian). Now Supraphon - to the delight of all Chopin lovers and Ivan Moravec fans - is bringing this remarkable album back to life.

Recorded at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, NY, November 1989.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, NY (11/1989).



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Works Details

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Scherzo for Piano no 1 in B minor, B 65/Op. 20
  • Performer: Ivan Moravec (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1835

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31
  • Performer: Ivan Moravec (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Scherzo for Piano no 3 in C sharp minor, B 125/Op. 39
  • Performer: Ivan Moravec (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1839

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Scherzo for Piano no 4 in E major, B 148/Op. 54
  • Performer: Ivan Moravec (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842-1843

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Etude for piano no 19 in C sharp minor, Op. 25/7, CT. 32
  • Performer: Ivan Moravec (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835-1837

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Etude for piano no 13 in A flat major, Op. 25/1, CT. 26
  • Performer: Ivan Moravec (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835-1837

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Mazurka for piano no 26 in C sharp minor, Op. 41/1, CT. 76
  • Performer: Ivan Moravec (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1839

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Mazurka for piano no 49 in F minor, Op. 68/4, CT. 99
  • Performer: Ivan Moravec (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1846

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Mazurka for piano no 9 in C major, Op. 7/5, CT. 59
  • Performer: Ivan Moravec (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Mazurka for piano no 34 in C major, Op. 56/2, CT. 84
  • Performer: Ivan Moravec (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842