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Piano Favourites: I (Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Mendelssohn...)
Chopin, F.: Piano Works [4-album set]
Chopin, F.: Piano Recital (Mazurkas Opp. 6, 7, 24, 33; Scherzo Op. 54, Barcarolle Op. 60, Ballade No. 3)
Chopin, F.: 24 Preludes Op. 28 & 4 Scherzos
Chopin, F.: [23] Complete Waltzes (includes alternative versions)
Chopin, F.: (Complete) [21] Nocturnes [2-album set]
Various Composers: Liszt, 'La Campanella'; Clementi, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Busoni
Grieg, E.: (Complete) Lyric Pieces [3-album set]
Clementi & Beethoven: Sonatinas Op. 36 - Sonatinas Ahn. 005, WoO 50-51
Hahn, R.: Complete Piano Works [4-album set]

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Chopin, F.: (Complete) Mazurkas [2-album set]

Alessandro Deljavan, Piano

Album(s): 2

Album catalog: AE17034
EAN/UPC: 0/634065037383
Original audio available @ 88.2 kHz * 24 bits

 

Album content:

Chopin, F.: Mazurkas B. 16, KK IIa-2, 3 [2]
Chopin, F.: Posthumous Mazurkas Op. 67 & 68
Chopin, F.: Other unpublished Mazurkas
Chopin, F.: Mazurkas Op. 6 [4]
Chopin, F.: Mazurkas Op. 7 [5]
Chopin, F.: Mazurkas Op. 17 [4]
Chopin, F.: Mazurkas Op. 24 [4]
Chopin, F.: Mazurkas Op. 30 [4]
Chopin, F.: Mazurka in A Minor, B. 134, KK IIb-4 'Notre Temps'
Chopin, F.: Mazurkas Op. 33 [4]
Chopin, F.: Mazurkas Op. 41 [3]
Chopin, F.: Mazurka in A Minor, 'Emile Gaillard'
Chopin, F.: Mazurkas Op. 50 [3]
Chopin, F.: Mazurkas Op. 56 [3]
Chopin, F.: Mazurkas Op. 59 [3]
Chopin, F.: Mazurkas Op. 63 [3]

Description:

Many pianists have challenged themselves with the task of recording Frédéric Chopin's complete mazurkas, but few managed to do so with the elegance and profundity achieved by the brilliant Italian pianist Alessandro Deljavan in this extraordinary two-CD set. Over the span of two decades, Chopin wrote at least fifty-eight mazurkas. Forty-five of them were published during Chopin's lifetime - only four of them without opus numbers. Thirteen of them appeared posthumously, eight of which with posthumous opus numbers.eleven other mazurkas are known, and their manuscripts are either in private hands (two of them) or have not been located.
Proposed in this set in their chronological order, from the composer's early attempts in his teenage years to the mature works of the mid- to late 1840s, in the mazurkas Chopin confesses his deepest feelings - from pride to nostalgia, from longing to patriotism. Chopin was able to transform the mainstream role of the dance as it was heard in 1820s Poland into an entirely new genre, bringing it from the ballroom to the concert platform. As an idea, it inspired generations of composers.
The recording, captured by engineer Alessandro Simonetto via 3 Sennheiser small-diaphrams in the common Decca Tree technique, offers a completely natural sound, as heard in its original environment.

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Reviews:

[...] absolument magnifiques. Elles nous montrent un côté plus intime et nostalgique de Chopin, comme si on serait en présence d’un carnet intime. On dirait que le pianiste s’efface devant la musique pour laisser la place au discours. —Philippe Adelfang quoideneufchezmoi (08/02/2018) 
Alessandro Deljavan’s intriguing Chopin Mazurkas [...] abound with liberal rubato, prodigious tone color, and plenty of inner voices. An outlier like Deljavan will always intrigue multiple Mazurka cycle maniacs like yours truly. —Jed Distler 8-9/10 (22/12/2017) 

Credits:

Recorded @ Saletta acustica 'Eric James', Pove del Grappa, 2017
Sound engineer: Alessandro Simonetto
Equipment used: Sennheiser mics.
Instrument(s) used: 9-foot Steinway D piano, 'Ferrari-O'
Photo/paint on cover: Max Pelagatti
Artwork: ©OnClassical
An OnClassical production, ©2017

   
 

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