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Chopin Now: Late Works / Håkon Austbø, 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 : 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 : Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 17 in B major, Op. 62/1, CT. 124
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 18 in E major, Op. 62/2, CT. 125
>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise-fantasy for piano no 7 in A flat major, Op. 61, CT. 156
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Notes & Reviews:

Chopin's later works with Håkon Austbø. Let us agree: the poet Chopin was to a very small degree a dreamer. On the contrary, every day he went determinedly to his musical laboratory. Håkon Austbø focuses on central works of Chopin's late period on this release - in outstanding interpretations reflecting the composer's intolerance to anything superfluous. Frédéric Chopin had a "scientific" way of grasping artistic subjects in his music. The works Håkon Austbø has prepared for 'Chopin Now' are all great examples of Chopin's extremely focused style. The composers he him self appreciated the most were of course Bach and Mozart, and a modern reading of Chopin underlines his polyphonic style of composition. Håkon Austbø has been active as a pianist for over 50 years. His first performance with an orchestra in Bergen in 1963, and his first recital in Oslo in 1964, earned him much acclaim at an early age. After 40 years abroad he returned to Norway 10 years ago. Austbø is highly regarded for his recordings of Messiaen, Skryabin, Brahms, Grieg and Debussy.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Ostsiden kirke, Fredrikstad, Norway (03/24/2014-03/26/2014).



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Works Details

>Chopin, Frédéric : Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23
  • Performer: Hakon Austbo (Piano)
  • Notes: Ostsiden kirke, Fredrikstad, Norway (03/24/2014-03/26/2014)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1831

>Chopin, Frédéric : Ballade for Piano no 2 in F major/a minor, B 102/Op. 38
  • Performer: Hakon Austbo (Piano)
  • Notes: Ostsiden kirke, Fredrikstad, Norway (03/24/2014-03/26/2014)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1839

>Chopin, Frédéric : Ballade for Piano no 3 in A flat major, B 136/Op. 47
  • Performer: Hakon Austbo (Piano)
  • Notes: Ostsiden kirke, Fredrikstad, Norway (03/24/2014-03/26/2014)
  • 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: Hakon Austbo (Piano)
  • Notes: Ostsiden kirke, Fredrikstad, Norway (03/24/2014-03/26/2014)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842-1843

>Chopin, Frédéric : Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60
  • Performer: Hakon Austbo (Piano)
  • Notes: Ostsiden kirke, Fredrikstad, Norway (03/24/2014-03/26/2014)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1845-1845

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 17 in B major, Op. 62/1, CT. 124
  • Performer: Hakon Austbo (Piano)
  • Notes: Ostsiden kirke, Fredrikstad, Norway (03/24/2014-03/26/2014)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 18 in E major, Op. 62/2, CT. 125
  • Performer: Hakon Austbo (Piano)
  • Notes: Ostsiden kirke, Fredrikstad, Norway (03/24/2014-03/26/2014)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846

>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise-fantasy for piano no 7 in A flat major, Op. 61, CT. 156
  • Performer: Hakon Austbo (Piano)
  • Notes: Ostsiden kirke, Fredrikstad, Norway (03/24/2014-03/26/2014)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846