CHOPIN Piano Concertos / Zimerman

FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN

Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Polish Festival Orchestra
Krystian Zimerman
Int. Release 16 Dec. 2016
2 LPs
0289 479 6871 9


Track List

LP 1 / Side 1: Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
Piano Concerto No.1 In E Minor, Op.11

Krystian Zimerman, Polish Festival Orchestra

Total Playing Time 23:24

LP 1 / Side 2: Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
Piano Concerto No.1 In E Minor, Op.11

Krystian Zimerman, Polish Festival Orchestra

Total Playing Time 22:28

LP 2 / Side 1: Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
Piano Concerto No.2 In F Minor, Op.21

Krystian Zimerman, Polish Festival Orchestra

Total Playing Time 15:36

LP 2 / Side 2: Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
Piano Concerto No.2 In F Minor, Op.21

Krystian Zimerman, Polish Festival Orchestra

Total Playing Time 20:12

A brilliant stunt, and an artistic triumph . . . Zimerman proves himself a great conductor as well as a pianist in Chopin's grand anniversary tour . . . The pianist is his usual self: atmospherically intense, with every phrase exquisitely turned.

Disc of the Month . . . Krystian Zimerman, a pianist of fearsome technique, stupendous emotional range and a well-known stickler for precision . . . Zimerman's interpretation gives a fresh lift to a well-worn concerto . . . The Boston Symphony proves a superb accompanying force with great sensitivity and a flexibility to follow exactly what the soloist has up his sleeve. And credit has to be given to the sound engineers who allow the orchestra to play with unbridled power without inhibiting the piano.

. . . these uniquely probing recordings have retained the shock of the new . . .

L'enchantement, la joie de la redécouverte, la surprise. Dès les premiéres mesures du "Mi mineur" l'affaire est entendue: comme jamais peut-être dans ces pages, l'orchestre "existe", par la volonté d'un soliste chef et d'instrumentistes passionés qui ont décidé de placerleur interprétation sous le signe du dialogue. Le project de concertos de Chopin dont il serait le soliste et le chef trottait dans l'esprit de Krystian Zimerman depuis un quart de siècle. Le voilà donc à la tête d'un orchestre créé pour l'occasion. [...]
...enthousiasmant de beauté et de vie!"
(Diapason d'or de l'année 2000)