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NIFCCD 217 Chopin. 24 Preludes op. 28, Polonaises op. 26 - Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń

NIFCCD 217 Chopin. 24 Preludes op. 28, Polonaises op. 26 - Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń NIFCCD 217 Chopin. 24 Preludes op. 28, Polonaises op. 26 - Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń

Both of the Chopin opuses on this disc, the Preludes op. 28 and the Polonaises op. 26, written during the first decade of the composer's exile, display to perfection the fullness of the composer's personality. In the interpretation of Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń, they are masterfully balanced. Bringing out all of the most important grimaces of the composer's face, with his aristocratic elegance and, at the same time, Romantic frenzy, the distinguished artist draws a deep, psychological portrait of this representative of the Great Emigration. The pianist became chair of the jury at the 17th Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition in October 2015.

The recording was made at Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall in Warsaw from 13 to 15 September 2014.


Fryderyk Chopin

24 Preludes op. 28 [1831?-1839]

no. 1 in C major                                                                  

no. 2 in A minor                                                                        

no. 3 in G major    

no. 4 in E minor  

no. 5 in D major                                                                      

no. 6 in B minor                                                                            

no. 7 in A major                                                                          

no. 8 in F-sharp minor                                           

no. 9 in E major   

no. 10 in C-sharp minor                                                                   

no. 11 in B major   

no. 12 in G-sharp minor                                                                        

no. 13 in F-sharp major       

no. 14 in E-flat minor      

no. 15 in D-flat major                                                                            

no. 16 in B-flat minor                                                                

no. 17 in A-flat major                                                                             

no. 18 in F minor                                                                          

no. 19 in E-flat major                                            

no. 20 in C minor 

no. 21 in B-flat major                                                                   

no. 22 in G minor                                                                     

no. 23 in F major                                                                                      

no. 24 in D minor                                                             

Polonaise in C-sharp minor op. 26 no. 1 [1831-1836]  

Polonaise in E-flat minor op. 26 no. 2 [1831-1836]


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