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Chopin: 4 Ballades; Prélude; Scherzo; Barcarolle / Philippe Bianconi, piano

Album Summary

>Chopin, Frédéric : Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23
>Chopin, Frédéric : Ballade for Piano no 2 in F major/a minor, B 102/Op. 38
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 25 in C sharp minor, Op. 45, CT. 190
>Chopin, Frédéric : Ballade for Piano no 3 in A flat major, B 136/Op. 47
>Chopin, Frédéric : Ballade for Piano no 4 in F minor, B 146/Op. 52
>Chopin, Frédéric : Scherzo for Piano no 4 in E major, B 148/Op. 54
>Chopin, Frédéric : Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Since his success at the Van Cliburn International Competition, Philippe Bianconi has built an impressive international career. His Chopin recital program for La Dolce Volta is anchored by the four Ballades. He pairs them with an exploration of Chopin’s late works with the fourth Scherzo and the Barcarolle.

American Record Guide, March/April 2015
Bianconi's interpretations of Debussy's Preludes (Jan/Feb 2013) are models for pianists in years to come. While the Ballades are muscular and well paced. Bianconi draws excellent contrasts between hypnotism and fire in Ballade 2. The Barcarolle has exquisite moments. La Dolce Vita puts a lot of care into production. Liner notes, including an excellent interview with Bianconi, are in Japanese, German, English, and French.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Paris (10/2013).



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Works Details

>Chopin, Frédéric : Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23
  • Performer: Philippe Bianconi (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1831

>Chopin, Frédéric : Ballade for Piano no 2 in F major/a minor, B 102/Op. 38
  • Performer: Philippe Bianconi (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1839

>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 25 in C sharp minor, Op. 45, CT. 190
  • Performer: Philippe Bianconi (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1841.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1841

>Chopin, Frédéric : Ballade for Piano no 3 in A flat major, B 136/Op. 47
  • Performer: Philippe Bianconi (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1841

>Chopin, Frédéric : Ballade for Piano no 4 in F minor, B 146/Op. 52
  • Performer: Philippe Bianconi (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842-1843

>Chopin, Frédéric : Scherzo for Piano no 4 in E major, B 148/Op. 54
  • Performer: Philippe Bianconi (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842-1843

>Chopin, Frédéric : Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60
  • Performer: Philippe Bianconi (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1845-1845