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Chopin: 24 Préludes

Alain Lefèvre

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"... Lefèvre tackles the works with a wide range of expression ... makes a compelling case for the nearly forgotten 18th century Spanish composer (Antonio Soler), who wrote a huge number of keyboard sonatas."
- CBC Music

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24 Préludes, Op. 28  
1
No. 1 in C Major. Agitato
Frédéric Chopin; Alain Lefèvre
0:42
2
No. 2 in A Minor. Lento
Frédéric Chopin; Alain Lefèvre
2:44
3
No. 3 in G Major. Vivace
Frédéric Chopin; Alain Lefèvre
1:06
4
No. 4 in E Minor. Largo
Frédéric Chopin; Alain Lefèvre
3:11
5
No. 5 in D Major. Allegro molto
Frédéric Chopin; Alain Lefèvre
0:41
6
No. 6 in B Minor. Lento assai
Frédéric Chopin; Alain Lefèvre
2:23
7
No. 7 in A Major. Andantino
Frédéric Chopin; Alain Lefèvre
0:52
8
No. 8 in F-Sharp Minor. Molto Agitato
Frédéric Chopin; Alain Lefèvre
2:23
9
No. 9 in E Major. Largo
Frédéric Chopin; Alain Lefèvre
1:47
10
No. 10 in C-Sharp Minor. Allegro Molto
Frédéric Chopin; Alain Lefèvre
0:33
11
No. 11 in B Major. Vivace
Frédéric Chopin; Alain Lefèvre
0:45
12
No. 12 in G-Sharp Minor. Presto
Frédéric Chopin; Alain Lefèvre
1:17
13
No. 13 in F-Sharp Major. Lento
Frédéric Chopin; Alain Lefèvre
3:39
14
No. 14 in E-Flat Minor. Allegro
Frédéric Chopin; Alain Lefèvre
0:34
15
No. 15 in D-Flat Major. Sostenuto
Frédéric Chopin; Alain Lefèvre
5:42
16
No. 16 in B-Flat Minor. Presto Con Fuoco
Frédéric Chopin; Alain Lefèvre
1:18
17
No. 17 in A-Flat Major. Allegretto
Frédéric Chopin; Alain Lefèvre
3:59
18
No. 18 in F Minor. Allegro Molto
Frédéric Chopin; Alain Lefèvre
1:08
19
No. 19 in E-Flat Major. Vivace
Frédéric Chopin; Alain Lefèvre
1:39
20
No. 20 in C Minor. Largo
Frédéric Chopin; Alain Lefèvre
2:18
21
No. 21 in B-Flat Major. Cantabile
Frédéric Chopin; Alain Lefèvre
2:31
22
No. 22 in G Minor. Molto Agitato
Frédéric Chopin; Alain Lefèvre
0:54
23
No. 23 in F Major. Moderato
Frédéric Chopin; Alain Lefèvre
1:08
24
No. 24 in D Minor. Allegro Appassionato
Frédéric Chopin; Alain Lefèvre
2:58
Sonata No. 24 in D Minor  
25
Andantino Cantabile
Antonio Soler; Alain Lefèvre
12:33
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    58:45
Internationally-renowned pianist Alain Lefèvre presents the entirety of Chopin's 24 Préludes along with a work by Spanish composer Antonio Soler on this solo recital album. These pieces unfold under the pianist’s fingertips and become one with the intensity of his playing. Virtuosity is at the service of a flawless musical interpretation as Lefèvre performs these preludes, each in its respective major or minor key, in the style used by the composer's idol, JS Bach in his Well-Tempered Clavier.
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Track 25 – 48 kHz / 24-bit PCM

Les 24 Préludes de Chopin ont été enregistrés en juin et juillet 2014 à l’Église St-Benoît-de-Mirabel, Québec, Canada. / Recorded in June and July 2014 at Église St-Benoît-de-Mirabel, Québec, Canada.
La Sonate en ré mineur No 24 de Padro Antonio Soler a été enregistrée en décembre 2007 à la salle Multimédia (MMR) de l’École de musique Schulich de l’Université McGill, Montréal, Québec, Canada / Recorded in December 2007 at the Multimedia Room, Schulich School of Music, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Réalisateur, Preneur de son; Mixage et mastérisation / Producer, Sound Engineer; Mix and Mastering: Carl Talbot, Productions Musicom
Assistant preneur de son / Assistant Recording Engineer: Christopher Johns
Technicien de piano / Piano Technician: Jean-Marc Beauchamp
Producteur, Directeur artistique / Executive Producer, Artistic Director: François Mario Labbé
Directrice de production / Production Director: Julie M. Fournier
Assistante de production / Production Assistant: Kathleen Désilets
Traduction et révision / Translation and proofreading: Peter Christensen, Rédaction LYRE
Photos Alain Lefèvre: © Caroline Bergeron
Conception et production graphique / Graphic Design and Production: Pyrograf
La photo de couverture a été prise à l’Espace 360° Montréal de la Maison-des-Marins – Pavillon Banque Nationale à Pointe-à-Callière, cité d’archéologie et d’histoire de Montréal.
The Cover photo has been taken in Montréal 360° Space of Mariners’ House – National Bank Building at Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex.

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