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Chopin: Piano Concertos (Chamber Version) / Fumiko Shiraga

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
Performers Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Gramophone Classical Music Guide
This is one of the most exciting Chopin recordings in recent years because it confronts and deepens the uneasiness that Chopin lovers have with his concertos. They are more comfortable as chamber works, the chamber works he never succeeded in writing when he confronted that form head on. If you find Chopin's ideas inflated when cast in orchestral form, this recording will remove the last traces of doubt. Pianist Fumiko Shiraga has reduced the scope of the music, and wisely so. The heroism and grandeur is of the sort one finds in Schumann's piano-chamber context, the dynamic and expressive extremes that Shiraga achieves are no less compelling than a pianist unleashed against a large orchestra. Shiraga doubles in some tutti passages - a surprise at first, but again a wise decision. She adds gravity and fullness to the Yggdrasil Quartet's excellent accompaniment while remaining hidden, diligently underscoring but never overbearing.



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>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11
  • Performers: Jan-Ingwe Haukas (Double Bass); Fumiko Shiraga (Piano)
  • Ensemble: Yggdrasil Quartet
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1830
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21
  • Performers: Jan-Ingwe Haukas (Double Bass); Fumiko Shiraga (Piano)
  • Ensemble: Yggdrasil Quartet
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1829-1830
  • Studio/Live: Studio