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Chopin: The Piano Concertos / Evgeny Kissin, Nikolai Demidenko [DVD]

Album Summary

>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11
>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 77/Op. 17
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for Piano in E Minor, Op. Post.
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

To mark the bicentenary of Chopin's birth, two leading Russian pianists tackle the great Romantic composer's two piano concertos: Evgeny Kissin plays the F minor Concerto op. 21, a key work in Chopin's output, while Nikolai Demidenko performs the E minor Concerto op. 11, a virtuoso display vehicle of the first rank. They are accompanied by the Warsaw Philharmonic under the direction of Antoni Wit. Enthusiastically acclaimed by the audience at Warsaw's Philharmonic Hall on 27 February 2010, this memorable concert has been captured in first-class sound and picture quality.

ResMusica.com
Nikolai Demindenko seizes the Concerto in E minor with a straight face in the service of an infinite delicacy highlighting the beautiful melodic lines, teeming, outlandish and inherently provided a work always as flattering to the perception of the listener.

Fanfare
Evgeny Kissin wows the audience with a brilliant version of the Second Concerto, but I am taken even more by Nikolai Demidenko in the First - a many-layered performance of great depth.

Fanfare
The sound engineering on the DVD is very good, clear and full if a little monochromatic. Surround sound was unavailable to me. Occasionally the picture is out of sync with the music for a second or two. The director of the video does a satisfying job; nothing essential is overlooked in the camerawork. For an opportunity to experience two marvelous players in concert, this DVD probably will have great staying power. It is a true privilege to witness Demidenko and Kissin's artistry up close.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 97 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1 Surround, LPCM Stereo



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Works Details

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11
  • Performer: Nikolai Demidenko (Piano)
  • Conductor: Antoni Wit
  • Ensemble: Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1830

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21
  • Performer: Evgeni Kissin (Piano)
  • Conductor: Antoni Wit
  • Ensemble: Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1829-1830

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 77/Op. 17 :: no 4. Mazurka in A minor
  • Performer: Nikolai Demidenko (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1822-1823

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10 :: no 12 in C minor "Revolutionary"
  • Performer: Evgeni Kissin (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for Piano in E Minor, Op. Post.
  • Performer: Evgeni Kissin (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz