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Chopin: 4 Ballades, Prelude Op. 45, Scherzo Op. 54 & Baracarolle Op. 60

Philippe Bianconi

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1
Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23
Frederic Chopin; Philippe Bianconi
9:53
2
Ballade No. 2 in F Major, Op. 38
Frederic Chopin; Philippe Bianconi
7:45
3
Prélude in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 45
Frederic Chopin; Philippe Bianconi
5:30
4
Ballade No. 3 in A-Flat Major, Op. 47
Frederic Chopin; Philippe Bianconi
7:42
5
Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52
Frederic Chopin; Philippe Bianconi
12:00
6
Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54
Frederic Chopin; Philippe Bianconi
12:00
7
Baracarolle in F Sharp-Major, Op. 60
Frederic Chopin; Philippe Bianconi
9:02
Total Playing Time    63:52
"I cannot recall another version of the 4 Ballades in which every note is so clearly articulated or phrasing which lends such lucid narrative to the unfolding drama ... there is an unshowy integrity and honesty about Bianconi's interpretations that is entirely admirable."
- Gramophone

For his first Chopin recording, it was a foregone conclusion that French pianist Philippe Bianconi would turn to the 4 Ballades that have accompanied him since the beginning of his career as a performer. To complete this programme, he explores the composer's later period through the Scherzo and the Barcarolle, works that display an extraordinary evolution of Chopin's musical language, with a harmonic freedom and a refinement that look far into the future.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – La Dolce Volta Studio Masters

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