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Wilde plays Chopin, Vol. 2 / David Wilde, piano

Album Summary

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27
>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for piano no 6 in A flat major ("Héroique"), Op. 53, CT. 155
>Chopin, Frédéric : Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 "Funeral March"
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 15 in D flat major, Op. 28/15, CT. 180
>Chopin, Frédéric : Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

David Wilde’s first recording for Delphian was a Chopin recital recorded live at the Wigmore Hall. Seven recordings and twelve years later, Wilde offers a second Chopin program, intended as a memorial to his recently departed wife Jane. Wilde’s breathtaking virtuosity and towering intellect combine here in interpretations fueled by passion — performances that combine heartfelt tenderness with deep personal grief.

Gramophone Magazine, November 2014
Wilde offers a determined attack on conventional wisdom...an epic, gnarled and rugged genius shaking his fist at the universe with all the defiance of King Lear...Some may accuse him of assault and battery but others will surely pause to think again about Chopin's stature. Delphian's sound is crystal-clear and beyond reproach.

International Record Review, December 2014
[Wilde] is not just at home in Chopin's music. It is part of his nature, seemingly as necessary and inevitable as breathing...The soundscape summoned by his imagination is vast, craggy, monumental, inexorable. His music making speaks directly of life, of love, and of loss, always with unmistakable wisdom and dignity.

MusicWeb International, March 2015
This is the most intense, idiosyncratic, personal Chopin recital to be recorded in years. Always-interesting, pianist David Wilde recorded it at age 80, shortly after the death of his wife Jane...Chopin this weird and personal will always create enemies [but] I, for one, have listened to this album in shock, admiration, fascination, and deepest respect.

Audiophile Audition, April 2015
Miraculously glistening work reverberate in striking, pearly play from Wilde's Steinway, the stunning sound courtesy of producer/engineer Paul Baxter.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Reid Concert Hall, University of Edinburgh (2013-08-13&2013-09-16&2013-).



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>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27
  • Performer: David Wilde [Piano/Composer] (Piano)
  • Notes: Reid Concert Hall, University of Edinburgh (2013-08-13&2013-09-16&2013-)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for piano no 6 in A flat major ("Héroique"), Op. 53, CT. 155
  • Performer: David Wilde [Piano/Composer] (Piano)
  • Notes: Reid Concert Hall, University of Edinburgh (2013-08-13&2013-09-16&2013-)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842-1843

>Chopin, Frédéric : Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 "Funeral March"
  • Performer: David Wilde [Piano/Composer] (Piano)
  • Notes: Reid Concert Hall, University of Edinburgh (2013-08-13&2013-09-16&2013-)
  • Running Time: 29 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
  • Performer: David Wilde [Piano/Composer] (Piano)
  • Notes: Reid Concert Hall, University of Edinburgh (2013-08-13&2013-09-16&2013-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 15 in D flat major, Op. 28/15, CT. 180
  • Performer: David Wilde [Piano/Composer] (Piano)
  • Notes: Reid Concert Hall, University of Edinburgh (2013-08-13&2013-09-16&2013-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1839

>Chopin, Frédéric : Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49
  • Performer: David Wilde [Piano/Composer] (Piano)
  • Notes: Reid Concert Hall, University of Edinburgh (2013-08-13&2013-09-16&2013-)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1841