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Chopin: 'Magic of Sound' - Preludes, Polonaises, Ballades, Études & Scherzi / Ralf Taal, piano

Album Summary

>Chopin, Frédéric : Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28
>Chopin, Frédéric : Ballade for Piano no 4 in F minor, B 146/Op. 52
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 2 in A minor, Op. 10/2, CT. 15
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 4 in C sharp minor, Op. 10/4, CT. 17
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 5 in G flat major, Op. 10/5, CT. 18
>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for piano no 6 in A flat major ("Héroique"), Op. 53, CT. 155
>Chopin, Frédéric : Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The current recording is a double portrait: the portrait of pianist Ralf Taal portraying Fryderyk Chopin - trying to display the model from as many angles as possible. The first touches to the portrait-CD are given by a colorful Prelude bouquet followed by the narrative, elegiac fourth Ballade and three etudes, op 10 - where Chopin unites brilliant technique with poetic-romantic figures. The splendid Polonaise, op 53 offers homage to Poland, the composer's homeland. And finally, one final brush stroke on the canvas, the restless, sarcastic and lyrically speckled second Scherzo.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Tallinn (05/2012).



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Works Details

>Chopin, Frédéric : Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28
  • Performer: Ralf Taal (Piano)
  • Running Time: 35 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1839

>Chopin, Frédéric : Ballade for Piano no 4 in F minor, B 146/Op. 52
  • Performer: Ralf Taal (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842-1843

>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 2 in A minor, Op. 10/2, CT. 15
  • Performer: Ralf Taal (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 4 in C sharp minor, Op. 10/4, CT. 17
  • Performer: Ralf Taal (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 5 in G flat major, Op. 10/5, CT. 18
  • Performer: Ralf Taal (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for piano no 6 in A flat major ("Héroique"), Op. 53, CT. 155
  • Performer: Ralf Taal (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842-1843

>Chopin, Frédéric : Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31
  • Performer: Ralf Taal (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837