Chopin: The Warsaw Recital - Barenboim (2011)
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Frйdйric Chopin Year 2010 coincides with the 60th anniversary of Daniel Barenboims stage dйbut, and as a pianist he has decided to devote this year to the great Romantic master of the keyboard. Chopin was born on 1 March 1810 in a small village near Warsaw, and on the eve of the 200th anniversary of this date Barenboim gave this wildly acclaimed Warsaw recital as part of an extensive European tour. The program comprised some of the composers best-known works, including the great B flat minor Sonata with its famous Funeral March, which sounded to many as the composer may well have imagined it. While Chopin used to advise his piano scholars to take singing lessons, Barenboim, as an experienced conductor of operas is most familiar with the human voice as well. With his brilliant virtuosity, he lead the audience through a most colorful program, once again proving his talent for this composer.
After almost six decades of experience on stage, Daniel Barenboim continues to need and to seek out contact with an audience. Musically speaking, those contacts have always been particularly intense when Barenboim has been able to display his ability to play quietly, an ability that continues to amaze, with its feeling for a velvet touch that is neither brittle nor saccharine but always characterized by a serious, substantial beauty.
Barenboim is-a towering musician who is worth hearing here. Performance,Picture & Sound **** --BBC Music Magazine,Jan'11
Fantasia in F minor, Op. 49
Nocturne in D flat major, Op. 27, No. 2
Sonata in B flat minor, Op. 35
Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60
Waltz in F major, Op. 34, No. 3
Waltz in A minor, Op. 34, No. 2
Waltz in C sharp minor, Op. 64, No. 2
Berceuse in D flat major, Op. 57
Polonaise in A flat major, Op. 53
Mazurka in F minor, Op. 7, No. 3
Waltz in D flat major, Op. 64, No. 1
Daniel Barenboim, piano
Recorded live at the National Philharmonic Hall, Warsaw, 28 February 2010.