Chopin Recital Vol. 2 / Janina Fialkowska, piano

Audio Samples

>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for piano no 2 in E flat minor, Op. 26/2, CT. 151
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for Piano in E minor, B 56
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 3 in F major, Op. 34/3, CT. 209
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 8 in A flat major, Op. 64/3, CT. 214
>Chopin, Frédéric : Ballade for Piano no 2 in F major/a minor, B 102/Op. 38
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 10 in C sharp minor, Op. 28/10, CT. 175
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 11 in B major, Op. 28/11, CT. 176
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 13 in F sharp major, Op. 28/13, CT. 178
>Chopin, Frédéric : Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 16 in E flat major, Op. 55/2, CT. 123
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 5 in B flat major, Op. 7/1, CT. 56
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for Piano in A minor, B 134 "Notre temps"
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 32 in C sharp minor, Op. 50/3, CT. 82
>Chopin, Frédéric : Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31

Album Summary

>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for piano no 2 in E flat minor, Op. 26/2, CT. 151
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for Piano in E minor, B 56
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 3 in F major, Op. 34/3, CT. 209
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 8 in A flat major, Op. 64/3, CT. 214
>Chopin, Frédéric : Ballade for Piano no 2 in F major/a minor, B 102/Op. 38
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 10 in C sharp minor, Op. 28/10, CT. 175
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 11 in B major, Op. 28/11, CT. 176
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 13 in F sharp major, Op. 28/13, CT. 178
>Chopin, Frédéric : Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 16 in E flat major, Op. 55/2, CT. 123
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 5 in B flat major, Op. 7/1, CT. 56
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for Piano in A minor, B 134 "Notre temps"
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 32 in C sharp minor, Op. 50/3, CT. 82
>Chopin, Frédéric : Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"Fialkowska is formidable ... performs with a clarity that sets her apart from the ordinary superstars." - The Toronto Star - Loved and admired by virtually all of his contemporaries, Chopin cast a magical spell on his generation as well as on all future generations of musicians. His music remains as fresh, as enchanting and as powerful as the day it was first penned. Janina Fialkowska has chosen a very personal program of Chopin's most delightful piano music including Waltzes, Preludes, Ballade and Mazurkas.

Financial Times, 19th May 2012 ****
You only have to listen to the Scherzo No 2 to realise she remains a supreme Chopin stylist, combining temperament with an unsentimental touch.

American Record Guide, September / October 2012
The recorded sound is brilliant to a fault, with admirable clarity and definition, though seriously lacking hall resonance and ambiance of any kind. It thus occupies its own space, with no sonic hint of any surroundings. In summary, this sonically and musically brilliant collection lacks warmth, suppleness, and richness of sound and expression. Extensive musical and historical notes are supplied.

Gramophone Magazine, August 2012
To an even greater extent than before, her performances blaze and challenge with a potent and highly individual sense of drama...For Fialkowska, Chopin can take on something of the dark-hued austerity of late Liszt...there is never any doubting her strength of purpose. All this is a striking advance on earlier recordings, with their earlier recordings, with their more conventional notion of interpretation, and to crown it all Fialkowska has been superbly recorded.

BBC Music Magazine, August 2012
This is a rich and illuminating find. From the outset you sense Janina Fialkowska's innate, developmental grasp of drama - of the connection between phrases and their dynamic character. Then there's the sheer life in her playing, reflected in the perfectly nourished and shrewdly apportioned sound...her pacing and exceptional graps of musical narrative is a masterclass in the art of pianistic rhetoric.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Salle Raoul-Jobin, Palais Montcalm, Québec, Canada (11/2011).



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>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Polonaise for piano no 2 in E flat minor, Op. 26/2, CT. 151
  • Performer: Janina Fialkowska (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Waltz for Piano in E minor, B 56
  • Performer: Janina Fialkowska (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1830

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Waltz for piano no 3 in F major, Op. 34/3, CT. 209
  • Performer: Janina Fialkowska (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Waltz for piano no 8 in A flat major, Op. 64/3, CT. 214
  • Performer: Janina Fialkowska (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846-1847

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Ballade for Piano no 2 in F major/a minor, B 102/Op. 38
  • Performer: Janina Fialkowska (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1839

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Prelude for piano no 10 in C sharp minor, Op. 28/10, CT. 175
  • Performer: Janina Fialkowska (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1839

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Prelude for piano no 11 in B major, Op. 28/11, CT. 176
  • Performer: Janina Fialkowska (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1839

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Prelude for piano no 13 in F sharp major, Op. 28/13, CT. 178
  • Performer: Janina Fialkowska (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1839

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49
  • Performer: Janina Fialkowska (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1841

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 16 in E flat major, Op. 55/2, CT. 123
  • Performer: Janina Fialkowska (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842-1844

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Mazurka for piano no 5 in B flat major, Op. 7/1, CT. 56
  • Performer: Janina Fialkowska (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Mazurka for Piano in A minor, B 134 "Notre temps"
  • Performer: Janina Fialkowska (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1841

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Mazurka for piano no 32 in C sharp minor, Op. 50/3, CT. 82
  • Performer: Janina Fialkowska (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31
  • Performer: Janina Fialkowska (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837