Art of Chopin
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  • Art of Chopin

Art of Chopin

     
 

As a meditation on the life and influence of Frédéric Chopin (1810-49) that was produced to commemorate the great Polish composer's 200th birthday, this unique program falls into two distinct halves. It begins with a traditional hour-long documentary by Gérald Caillat that studies the musical scribe's life and work; then it segues into the second half - a series of… See more details below

Overview

As a meditation on the life and influence of Frédéric Chopin (1810-49) that was produced to commemorate the great Polish composer's 200th birthday, this unique program falls into two distinct halves. It begins with a traditional hour-long documentary by Gérald Caillat that studies the musical scribe's life and work; then it segues into the second half - a series of contemporary and vintage performances by world-renowned artists, who interpret excerpts from some of Chopin's most beloved compositions. These luminaries include Krystian Zimerman, Artur Rubinstein, Evgeny Kissin and Martha Argerich. Classical historian Garrick Ohlsson also turns up to reflect and pontificate on Chopin's genius. As an added bonus, this release features an August 2009 concert film where Ohlsson performs Chopin's concertos, backed by The Warsaw Philharmonic and Antoni Wit.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/30/2010
UPC:
0880242789488
Source:
Euroarts
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
2:30:00
Sales rank:
73,362

Special Features

Garrick Ohlsson plays the Chopin conertos with the Warsaw Philharmonic and Antoni Wit

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Art of Chopin
1. The Candidate From the United States [5:23]
2. Chopin, Frédéric - Musical Genius [3:03]
3. You Must Write Operas [5:17]
4. Paris is the Greatest of Worlds [9:20]
5. Étude [10:37]
6. The Second Sonata and George Sand [9:20]
7. A Great Improviser [3:38]
8. The Unfinished Mazurka [5:22]
9. Credits [:54]
Disc #2 -- Art of Chopin
1. Opening [:24]
2. Moniuszko: Bajka (The Fairy Tale) [14:18]
3. Chopin: Piano Concert No. 1: I. Allegro Maestoso [20:56]
4. Chopin: Piano Concert No. 1: II. Romance Larghetto [10:27]
5. Chopin: Piano Concert No. 1: III. Rondo: Vivace [10:57]
6. Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2: I. Maestoso [14:41]
7. Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2: II. Larghetto [9:43]
8. Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2: III. Allegro Vivace [9:58]
9. Chopin: Mazurka in C Sharp Minor [5:08]
10. Credits [:40]

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