Shaping Chopin – Waltzes, Nocturnes, Mazurkas

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Tracklist

1.
Grande Valse Brillante in E-Flat Major, Op.18
05:43
2.
Nocturne No. 1 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27
05:16
3.
Nocturne No. 2 in D-Flat Major, Op. 27
06:11
4.
Three Waltzes, Op. 34 - No. 1 in A-Flat Major - Vivace
06:12
5.
Three Waltzes, Op. 34 - No. 2 in A Minor - Lento
05:44
6.
Three Waltzes, Op. 34 - No. 3 in F Major - Vivace
02:43
7.
Waltz in A-Flat Major Op. 42
04:19
8.
Three Mazurkas, Op. 50 - No. 1 in G Major - Vivace
02:40
9.
Three Mazurkas, Op. 50 - No. 2 in A-Flat Major - Allegretto
03:32
10.
Three Mazurkas, Op. 50 - No. 3 in C-Sharp Minor - Moderato
05:29
11.
Three Waltzes, Op. 64 - No. 1 in D-Flat Major - Molto vivace
02:09
12.
Three Waltzes, Op. 64 - No. 2 in C-Sharp Minor - Tempo giusto
04:18
13.
Three Waltzes, Op. 64 - No. 3 in A-Flat Minor - Moderato
03:09
14.
Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 66
05:12

Description

“The year 2020 was a strange, lonely year for many of us, due to the spreading corona virus. (…) Music was something that gave this comfort, taking our minds away and transporting us to different worlds. I, for instance, found myself diving into the music of Chopin. His music had an important place in my life from early childhood and I worked extensively on various pieces with my parents, who were my teachers at that time in Kiev. While we were separated for a long time, I felt closer to them through his music. Practising certain waltzes or nocturnes seemed to transport me in time and space and reflected the current mood with their dreaminess and melancholy.

When the opportunity to record a new album spontaneously arose, I immediately thought about the music of Chopin. I made a selection of various Waltzes, Nocturnes and Mazurkas, and added the Fantaisie Impromptu, as they cover a wide spectrum of emotions, moods and colours.It’s incredible how Chopin can express himself so intensively and so deeply in a piece which lasts just a few minutes. He always manages to create a captivating atmosphere and a unique dreamworld. While performing Chopin’s miniatures it feels like diving into a living painting, artistically shaping its unique story, colours and characters with music. (…)”

– Anna Fedorova (from ‘Shaping Chopin’ booklet introduction)


• The cover art was created by Marcelle Schoenmaker during a live concert.
• This marks Anna Fedorova’s 6th appearance on Channel Classics Records.
• Anna Fedorova is Artist in Residence at the Haarlem Philharmonie (NL) and presents ‘Shaping Chopin’ in a Solo Recital on September 3, 2021.

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Jared Sacks

Recording & Mastering Engineer

Jared Sacks

Cables

Van den Hul 3T

Converter

Horus / Merging Technologies (DSD 256)

Pure DSD

This album was recorded, mixed and balanced in Stereo & Multichannel DSD 256. No post-production has been done. ‘Shaping Chopin' stayed within the DSD domain throughout. This is a Pure DSD release.

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