℗ 2010 Chandos
 

Louis Lortie Plays Chopin, Vol. 1: Nocturnes - Scherzos - Sonata in B-Flat minor

Louis Lortie

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“... just superb ... Lortie is one of our finest pianists and this displays him at his formidable best."
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1
Nocturne No. 19 in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 1
Fryderyk Chopin; Louis Lortie
4:31
2
Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 20
Fryderyk Chopin; Louis Lortie
9:26
3
Nocturne No. 15 in F Minor, Op. 55, No. 1
Fryderyk Chopin; Louis Lortie
4:43
4
Scherzo No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 31
Fryderyk Chopin; Louis Lortie
9:21
5
Nocturne No. 18 in E Major, Op. 62, No. 2
Fryderyk Chopin; Louis Lortie
5:37
6
Scherzo No. 3 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 39
Fryderyk Chopin; Louis Lortie
8:56
7
Nocturne No. 17 in B Major, Op. 62, No. 1
Fryderyk Chopin; Louis Lortie
6:36
8
Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54
Fryderyk Chopin; Louis Lortie
10:19
Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 35, "Funeral March"  
9
I. Grave – Doppio movimento – Agitato
Fryderyk Chopin; Louis Lortie
7:16
10
II. Scherzo – Più lento – Tempo I
Fryderyk Chopin; Louis Lortie
5:37
11
III. Marche funèbre. Lento
Fryderyk Chopin; Louis Lortie
7:08
12
IV. Finale. Presto
Fryderyk Chopin; Louis Lortie
1:31
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    1:21:01
“Five Stars ... his gorgeous tone, lucid phrasing and musical insight make this a masterclass in Chopin playing."
- Classic FM

"... full-blooded and eloquent performances ... the recording quality does Lortie full justice ... one of the finest Chopin surveys."
- International Piano Magazine

Immensely respected virtuoso Louis Lortie, long recognized as one of the finest interpreters of Chopin, celebrates the Chopin anniversary with this 2010 release of nocturnes and scherzos for solo piano, concluding with the famous Sonata in B-Flat Minor, often referred to as the Funeral March. These works stretch the pianist’s technique in every possible way.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

Recorded at Britten Studio, Hoffmann Building, Snape Maltings, Suffolk; 9 and 10 December 2009
Recording producer: Ralph Couzens
Sound engineer: Ralph Couzens
Editor: Jonathan Cooper
A & R administrator: Mary McCarth
Front cover: Photograph of Louis Lortie © Elias
Design and typesetting: Cassidy Rayne Creative
Booklet editor: Finn S. Gundersen

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