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Chopin: Complete Nocturnes / Earl Wild, piano [2 CDs]

Album Summary

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 13 in C minor, Op. 48/1, CT. 120
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano in C sharp minor (doubtful), KK Anh.Ia/6
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 5 in F sharp major, Op. 15/2, CT. 112
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 9 in B major, Op. 32/1, CT. 116
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 19 in E minor, Op. 72/1, CT. 126
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 18 in E major, Op. 62/2, CT. 125
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 3 in B major, Op. 9/3, CT. 110
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 12 in G major, Op. 37/2, CT. 119
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 10 in A flat major, Op. 32/2, CT. 117
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 8 in D flat major, Op. 27/2, CT. 115
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 9/1, CT. 108
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 6 in G minor, Op. 15/3, CT. 113
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 14 in F sharp minor, Op. 48/2, CT. 121
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 17 in B major, Op. 62/1, CT. 124
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 15 in F minor, Op. 55/1, CT. 122
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 16 in E flat major, Op. 55/2, CT. 123
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/1, CT. 114
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 4 in F major, Op. 15/1, CT. 111
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 11 in G minor, Op. 37/1, CT. 118
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano in C minor, KK IVb/8, CT. 128 (B. 108)
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, world-renowned conductor, is incensed that Chopin’s Piano Concertos are compared so unfavourably to those by other composers, and on this recording he does a masterful job of setting the reputation of these works to rights. The First Concerto dances along with vivacity and outstanding joie de vivre, containing as it does elements of a variety of Polish dances. In the Second Concerto, the composer’s deep understanding of the piano and its colours comes to the fore: his use of harmony is remarkably innovative for its time, pointing far ahead into the future. Chopin shows himself to be the supreme composer for piano, with the soloist well supported by some sublime orchestral writing. Because of Chopin’s penchant for writing the accompaniment on the second piano score, the music has been carefully reconstructed by Chopin scholars, to glorious effect. Polish pianist Ewa Kupiec, compatriot of Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, is regularly invited to perform at the world’s leading classical music festivals, with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung praising her ‘faultless technique’ and ‘ability to shape music with transparency and impressive richness of colours’. She feels a deep connection to Chopin and other Polish composers, and gave three different Chopin recitals in honour of the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Here she is accompanied by the magnificent Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra, which was founded in 1937 and is regularly heard throughout Europe thanks to its involvement in the Deutsch-Französische Konzerte radio series. Other information: * Notes on the pieces * Special note by Stanislaw Skrowaczewski on the performance history of the works

BBC Music Magazine, Christmas 2014
This stylish recording was made when Earl Wild was 80 (in the pianist's home, with rather boxy sound) - a compelling blend of big-boned grandeur and touching vulnerability.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Fernleaf Abbey, Columbus, Ohio (03/03/1996-03/07/1996).



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>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 13 in C minor, Op. 48/1, CT. 120
  • Performer: Earl Wild (Piano)
  • Notes: Fernleaf Abbey, Columbus, Ohio (03/03/1996-03/07/1996)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1841

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano in C sharp minor (doubtful), KK Anh.Ia/6
  • Performer: Earl Wild (Piano)
  • Notes: Fernleaf Abbey, Columbus, Ohio (03/03/1996-03/07/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 5 in F sharp major, Op. 15/2, CT. 112
  • Performer: Earl Wild (Piano)
  • Notes: Fernleaf Abbey, Columbus, Ohio (03/03/1996-03/07/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 9 in B major, Op. 32/1, CT. 116
  • Performer: Earl Wild (Piano)
  • Notes: Fernleaf Abbey, Columbus, Ohio (03/03/1996-03/07/1996)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 19 in E minor, Op. 72/1, CT. 126
  • Performer: Earl Wild (Piano)
  • Notes: Fernleaf Abbey, Columbus, Ohio (03/03/1996-03/07/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1829

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 18 in E major, Op. 62/2, CT. 125
  • Performer: Earl Wild (Piano)
  • Notes: Fernleaf Abbey, Columbus, Ohio (03/03/1996-03/07/1996)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 3 in B major, Op. 9/3, CT. 110
  • Performer: Earl Wild (Piano)
  • Notes: Fernleaf Abbey, Columbus, Ohio (03/03/1996-03/07/1996)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 12 in G major, Op. 37/2, CT. 119
  • Performer: Earl Wild (Piano)
  • Notes: Fernleaf Abbey, Columbus, Ohio (03/03/1996-03/07/1996)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1839

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 10 in A flat major, Op. 32/2, CT. 117
  • Performer: Earl Wild (Piano)
  • Notes: Fernleaf Abbey, Columbus, Ohio (03/03/1996-03/07/1996)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 8 in D flat major, Op. 27/2, CT. 115
  • Performer: Earl Wild (Piano)
  • Notes: Fernleaf Abbey, Columbus, Ohio (03/03/1996-03/07/1996)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 9/1, CT. 108
  • Performer: Earl Wild (Piano)
  • Notes: Fernleaf Abbey, Columbus, Ohio (03/03/1996-03/07/1996)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 6 in G minor, Op. 15/3, CT. 113
  • Performer: Earl Wild (Piano)
  • Notes: Fernleaf Abbey, Columbus, Ohio (03/03/1996-03/07/1996)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1833

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 14 in F sharp minor, Op. 48/2, CT. 121
  • Performer: Earl Wild (Piano)
  • Notes: Fernleaf Abbey, Columbus, Ohio (03/03/1996-03/07/1996)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1841

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 17 in B major, Op. 62/1, CT. 124
  • Performer: Earl Wild (Piano)
  • Notes: Fernleaf Abbey, Columbus, Ohio (03/03/1996-03/07/1996)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
  • Performer: Earl Wild (Piano)
  • Notes: Fernleaf Abbey, Columbus, Ohio (03/03/1996-03/07/1996)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 15 in F minor, Op. 55/1, CT. 122
  • Performer: Earl Wild (Piano)
  • Notes: Fernleaf Abbey, Columbus, Ohio (03/03/1996-03/07/1996)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842-1844

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 16 in E flat major, Op. 55/2, CT. 123
  • Performer: Earl Wild (Piano)
  • Notes: Fernleaf Abbey, Columbus, Ohio (03/03/1996-03/07/1996)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842-1844

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/1, CT. 114
  • Performer: Earl Wild (Piano)
  • Notes: Fernleaf Abbey, Columbus, Ohio (03/03/1996-03/07/1996)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 4 in F major, Op. 15/1, CT. 111
  • Performer: Earl Wild (Piano)
  • Notes: Fernleaf Abbey, Columbus, Ohio (03/03/1996-03/07/1996)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 11 in G minor, Op. 37/1, CT. 118
  • Performer: Earl Wild (Piano)
  • Notes: Fernleaf Abbey, Columbus, Ohio (03/03/1996-03/07/1996)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano in C minor, KK IVb/8, CT. 128 (B. 108)
  • Performer: Earl Wild (Piano)
  • Notes: Fernleaf Abbey, Columbus, Ohio (03/03/1996-03/07/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1847