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Chopin: Preludes / Jean-François Antonioli, piano

Album Summary

>Chopin, Frédéric : Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 25 in C sharp minor, Op. 45, CT. 190
>Chopin, Frédéric : Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49
>Chopin, Frédéric : Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57
>Chopin, Frédéric : Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60
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Notes & Reviews:

With his Well-Tempered Clavier, Johann Sebastian Bach created a musical cosmos spanning all keys - Frédéric Chopin countered this universe with a radically different model in the 24 Préludes which he composed on Majorca: fragments, moments of inspiration, aphorisms. Robert Schumann saw them as 'ruins', Franz Liszt considered them 'golden dreams'. Swiss pianist and conductor Jean-François Antonioli gives form to these fleeting features on his disc PRELUDES: he explores these pieces not as short introductions, but as dense character pieces - not fragments, but architectural details which give a foretaste of the large-scale. Chopin emphasised how much he had struggled with this work time and again: his compositions give evidence to a cumbersome process of intensification and ever denser structures. Jean-François Antonioli also chisels away at the most detailed of nuances: the pianist is known for his obsession with detail which leaves nothing to chance. PRELUDES was recorded at one of the world's most beautiful concert halls: the exceptional acoustics at the Victoria Hall in Geneva.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Victoria Hall in Geneva, Switzerland.



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Works Details

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

>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 25 in C sharp minor, Op. 45, CT. 190
  • Performer: Jean-François Antonioli (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1841.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1841

>Chopin, Frédéric : Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49
  • Performer: Jean-François Antonioli (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1841

>Chopin, Frédéric : Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57
  • Performer: Jean-François Antonioli (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1844

>Chopin, Frédéric : Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60
  • Performer: Jean-François Antonioli (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1845-1845