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David Wilde plays Chopin, Vol. 3 - A selection of Nocturnes, Etude, Waltzes, Scherzos, Polonaises & Mazurkas

Album Summary

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 13 in C minor, Op. 48/1, CT. 120
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2, CT. 213
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
>Chopin, Frédéric : Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31
>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for piano no 5 in F sharp minor, Op. 44, CT. 154
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 3 in F major, Op. 34/3, CT. 209
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 5 in B flat major, Op. 7/1, CT. 56
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 6 in A minor, Op. 7/2, CT. 57
>Chopin, Frédéric : Ecossaises (3) for piano, Op. 72/3, CT. 11-13
>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for piano no 3 in A major ("Military"), Op. 40/1, CT. 152
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 9 in A flat major ("L'adieu") Op. 69/1, CT. 215
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Gramophone Magazine wrote that David Wilde's playing on Volume 2 "scorns all easy facility," presenting Chopin not as the familiar salon dandy but as "an epic, gnarled and rugged genius shaking his fist at the universe with all the defiance of King Lear." Wilde's extraordinary Chopin journey continues with Volume 3. On it, his Chopin playing is the radical expressive outcome of a lifetime's involvement with this inexhaustible composer.

This is the third installment of a magnificent Chopin journey by David Wilde. The first two volumes recieved rave reviews and this volume is sure to follow suit. Frédéric Chopin, a leading symbol of the Romantic era, wrote mainly for solo piano with a style that was highly individual and technically challenging. This is Chopin absorbed and reshaped: the radical expressive outcome of a lifetime's involvement with this inexhaustible composer. Wilde has given seven solo performances at the BBC Proms and won first prize at the Liszt - Bartók competition in Budapest in 1961. Wilde records exclusively with Delphian and his catalogue includes works by Liszt, Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, and more. Wilde "scorns all easy facility, presenting Chopin not as the familiar salon dandy but as an epic, gnarled and rugged genius shaking his fist at the universe with all the defiance of King Lear." (Gramophone)

Gramophone
Wilde's burning sincerity makes for compulsive if exhausting listening. He has again written his own notes, is excellently recorded, and if you like Chopin given with a steep and original slant…then this is for you.

MusicWeb International
I have to urge any Chopin enthusiast to listen to this. There is nothing else like it.

The Guardian, 13th August 2015
David Wilde lives up to his name. The octogenarian pianist does not do glossy or pretty - instead, this final volume of his Chopin series is a full-on blast of volatile extroversion. Wilde's piano twangs and growls; rubato comes in enormous swells; chordal passages are delivered with craggy, uncompromising attack.

American Record Guide, March/April 2016
Wilde delivers an extremely emotional Chopin. While the Nocturne, Op. 48:1 shows an interesting tempo choice, it feels too slow and employs too much rubato. Etude 10:3 shows the same emphasis on emotion, with some lyrical moments that do tug on one's heart. Wilde clearly displays a high level of comfort with this material, and his more unreserved, yet adept perspective on Chopin does sound fresh.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The Reid Concert Hall, University of Edinburgh (2013-12-10_2013-12-11&2014-).



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Works Details

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 13 in C minor, Op. 48/1, CT. 120
  • Performer: David Wilde [Piano/Composer] (Piano)
  • Notes: The Reid Concert Hall, University of Edinburgh (2013-12-10_2013-12-11&2014-)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1841

>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16
  • Performer: David Wilde [Piano/Composer] (Piano)
  • Notes: The Reid Concert Hall, University of Edinburgh (2013-12-10_2013-12-11&2014-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2, CT. 213
  • Performer: David Wilde [Piano/Composer] (Piano)
  • Notes: The Reid Concert Hall, University of Edinburgh (2013-12-10_2013-12-11&2014-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846-1847

>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
  • Performer: David Wilde [Piano/Composer] (Piano)
  • Notes: The Reid Concert Hall, University of Edinburgh (2013-12-10_2013-12-11&2014-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846-1847

>Chopin, Frédéric : Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31
  • Performer: David Wilde [Piano/Composer] (Piano)
  • Notes: The Reid Concert Hall, University of Edinburgh (2013-12-10_2013-12-11&2014-)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837

>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for piano no 5 in F sharp minor, Op. 44, CT. 154
  • Performer: David Wilde [Piano/Composer] (Piano)
  • Notes: The Reid Concert Hall, University of Edinburgh (2013-12-10_2013-12-11&2014-)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1841

>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 3 in F major, Op. 34/3, CT. 209
  • Performer: David Wilde [Piano/Composer] (Piano)
  • Notes: The Reid Concert Hall, University of Edinburgh (2013-12-10_2013-12-11&2014-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 5 in B flat major, Op. 7/1, CT. 56
  • Performer: David Wilde [Piano/Composer] (Piano)
  • Notes: The Reid Concert Hall, University of Edinburgh (2013-12-10_2013-12-11&2014-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 6 in A minor, Op. 7/2, CT. 57
  • Performer: David Wilde [Piano/Composer] (Piano)
  • Notes: The Reid Concert Hall, University of Edinburgh (2013-12-10_2013-12-11&2014-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Chopin, Frédéric : Ecossaises (3) for piano, Op. 72/3, CT. 11-13
  • Performer: David Wilde [Piano/Composer] (Piano)
  • Notes: The Reid Concert Hall, University of Edinburgh (2013-12-10_2013-12-11&2014-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1826

>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for piano no 3 in A major ("Military"), Op. 40/1, CT. 152
  • Performer: David Wilde [Piano/Composer] (Piano)
  • Notes: The Reid Concert Hall, University of Edinburgh (2013-12-10_2013-12-11&2014-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 9 in A flat major ("L'adieu") Op. 69/1, CT. 215
  • Performer: David Wilde [Piano/Composer] (Piano)
  • Notes: The Reid Concert Hall, University of Edinburgh (2013-12-10_2013-12-11&2014-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835