Sombart: The Art of Chopin. The Piano Concertos (24/96 FLAC)
Sombart: The Art of Chopin. The Piano Concertos (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Elizabeth Sombart
Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Pierre Vallet
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Resonnance
Size: 1.29 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 11
01. I. Allegro maestoso
02. II. Larghetto
03. III. Rondo: Vivace

Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 21
04. I. Maestoso
05. II. Larghetto
06. III. Allegro vivace

For Frederic Chopin, the piano was “”a soul mate”” to which his career was devoted – his two Piano Concerti are virtuoso pieces whose creativity had a significant impact on 19th century music composition, radically altering the course of music history. Reflecting the spirit of traditional folk dance from the composer’s native Poland, there is a strong sense of longing in this music – a wistful aching of the heart – which continues to transcend boundaries today, be tehy of nations, cultures or experiences. The ephemeral music of Chopin has been a lifelong preoccupation for Sombart, not only as a performer but as a pedagogue seeking to share classical music with the widest possible audience.

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