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The Chopin Project

Ólafur Arnalds, Alice Sara Ott

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Ólafur Arnalds; Ólafur Arnalds; Alice Sara Ott
Piano Sonata No.3  
Frédéric Chopin; Ólafur Arnalds; Alice Sara Ott
Nocturne in C Sharp Minor (feat. Mari Samuelsen)
Frédéric Chopin; Ólafur Arnalds; Alice Sara Ott; Mari Samuelsen
Ólafur Arnalds; Ólafur Arnalds; Alice Sara Ott
Nocturne in G Minor
Frédéric Chopin; Ólafur Arnalds; Alice Sara Ott
Eyes Shut - Nocturne in C Minor
Ólafur Arnalds; Ólafur Arnalds; Alice Sara Ott
Written In Stone
Ólafur Arnalds; Ólafur Arnalds; Alice Sara Ott
Letters Of A Traveller
Ólafur Arnalds; Ólafur Arnalds; Alice Sara Ott
Prélude in D Flat Major ("Raindrop")
Frédéric Chopin; Ólafur Arnalds; Alice Sara Ott
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    45:35
"... they perform a remarkable rendition of Prélude in D Flat Major with an emotive, soul-bearing quality simply not seen or heard of in other recent performances of the composition, almost as if both Arnalds and Ott are mere feet away from the listener, delivering their rendition specifically for them ... brings a feeling of organic life to the record that simply isn’t heard much in recording any longer, let alone in a classical setting." - PopMatters.com Award-winning young Icelandic pop/classical musician Ólafur Arnalds uses a radical new approach to recording the beloved music of Chopin on this album. Arnalds developed an intimate, fragile and often charmingly imperfect sound using old, unusual and altered pianos captured on vintage recording equipment through various mixing techniques to reinforce feelings of solitude or loneliness and to create dreamlike ambient soundscapes. These works are combined with recompositions for strings and piano by Arnalds, merging the pieces into one whole listening experience. Pianist Alice Sara Ott performs the piano parts and guest violinist Mari Samuelsen appears on one track.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Mercury Classics Studio Masters

Recorded at E7 Studios and Harpa Concert Hall, Iceland Recorded by Ólafur Arnalds, Finnur Hákonarson, Snorri Hallgrímsson and Bergur Þórisson Mixed by Ólafur Arnalds Mastered by Nils Frahm at Durton Studios Executive producer for Mercury Classics: Dr. Alexander Buhr Design and art direction: Jónas Valtýsson Photography: Héðinn Eiríksson Publishing rights for tracks 1, 4, 6, 7, 8 property of Nettwerk One. Track 3: Copyright Control

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