Composer: Frédéric François Chopin
Performer: Emmanuel Despax, Chineke! Chamber Ensemble
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Size: 1.16 GB
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11 (Chamber Version)
01. I. Allegro maestoso
02. II. Romance. Larghetto
03. III. Rondo. Vivace
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21 (Chamber Version)
04. I. Maestoso
05. II. Larghetto
06. III. Allegro vivace
Following the acclaimed Brahms recording in 2021, Emmanuel Despax presents his sixth album with Signum Classics. “Chopin’s Piano Concertos are among his first and most significant points of departure, a marked liberation from the constraints of an early but short-lived respect for custom and tradition… I would say that the exceptional nature of this Chopin recording lies in the combination of the chamber music, quintet slimmed-down version of the Piano Concertos complemented by a pianist who plays with an almost epic size and grandeur” (Bryce Morrison).
Emmanuel Despax has gained worldwide recognition as a singular artist, whose interpretations bring a rare sincerity and imagination to the music. Chineke! was founded in 2015 by the double bass player, Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, to provide career opportunities for established and up-and-coming Black and ethnically diverse classical musicians in the UK and Europe. The Chineke! Chamber Ensemble comprises the principal players of the Chineke! Orchestra.