CHOPIN WITH ANDRAS SCHIFF (Classical Documentary, 2005)

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Chopin, Fryderyk - Composer
Chopin with Andras Schiff (Classical Documentary, 2005)

Piano/Narrator: Schiff, Andras

Playing Time: 00:51:23
Catalogue Number: GLW07279551
UPC: 5051083000611

The celebrated Hungarian pianist, Andras Schiff, plays the Chopin Preludes on an 1860 Pleyel Grand Piano, recorded in the beautiful, meticulously-restored concert hall of the Ancient Conservatoire in Paris, where Chopin himself frequently gave concerts.

The 24 Preludes were partly written in Majorca in the monastery of Valldemosa in the winter of 1838 and 1839, where Chopin went with writer George Sand and her children in an attempt to mend his deteriorating health. Chopin's moods during his stay in Majorca fluctuated wildly from great happiness to profound depression and these moods are reflected in the condensed poetic miniatures of the Preludes which constantly change colour, chameleon-like, from the simple and joyful to the bleak, tormented and desperate.

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