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Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 - Ballade No.4 - Berceuse - Polonaise Héroïque

Nelson Freire, Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Lionel Bringuier

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Impromptu No.3 in G Flat Major, Op.51
Frédéric Chopin; Nelson Freire
Ballade No.4 in F Minor, Op.52
Frédéric Chopin; Nelson Freire
Berceuse in D Flat Major, Op. 57
Frédéric Chopin; Nelson Freire
3 Mazurkas, op.50  
No.1 in G Major
Frédéric Chopin; Nelson Freire
No.2 in A Flat Major
Frédéric Chopin; Nelson Freire
No.3 in C Sharp Minor
Frédéric Chopin; Nelson Freire
Polonaise In A Flat Major, Op.53
Frédéric Chopin; Nelson Freire
Piano Concerto No.2 in F Minor, Op.21  
1. Maestoso
Frédéric Chopin; Nelson Freire; Gürzenich-Orchester Köln; Lionel Bringuier
2. Larghetto
Frédéric Chopin; Nelson Freire; Gürzenich-Orchester Köln; Lionel Bringuier
3. Allegro vivace
Frédéric Chopin; Nelson Freire; Gürzenich-Orchester Köln; Lionel Bringuier
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    65:42
"Instrumental Choice ... positively incandescent ... in the miraculous and miniature Berceuse, Freire comes close to perfection ... his radiant sound and lyricism shot through with an incisive technique, warmly recorded."
- BBC Music Magazine

"... (a) stunning recording ... Freire approaches the music with elegance and his innate sense of melody. The recording cements Freire's reputation as not only one of the finest Chopin interpreters but one of the greatest pianists working today."
- Classic FM

Pianist Nelson Freire celebrates his 70th birthday year with this superb recording of Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 featuring the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln under conductor Lionel Bringuier. The programme also includes several of Chopin's popular solo works. Freire is acknowleged as an expert Chopin interpreter; his three previous Chopin albums have all been critically praised.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Decca Music Group Studio Masters

Executive & Recording Producer: Dominic Fyfe
Recording Engineers: Philip Siney (Concerto); Jonathan Stokes (Solo works)
Assistant Engineer: Jens Schünemann (Concerto)
Recording Facilities: Philip Siney/Jens Schünemann (Concerto); Classic Sound Limited (Solo works)
Recording Editor: Dominic Fyfe
Production Co-ordinator: Joanne Baines
Recording Locations: Philharmonie, Cologne, 3–5 March 2013 (Concerto); Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Hamburg/Harburg, 19 & 20 December 2013 (Solo works) Edition: Jan Ekier (Solo works)
Introductory Note & Translations © 2014 Decca Music Group Limited
Booklet Editing: WLP Ltd
All photos of Nelson Freire © Anna Oswaldo Cruz
Art Direction: WLP Ltd

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