Edna Stern plays Chopin

Edna Stern plays Chopin

by Edna Stern

CD

Product Details

Release Date: 04/27/2010
Label: Naive
UPC: 0822186001974
catalogNumber: 197

Tracks

  1. Trois nouvelles études, for piano, KK IIb/3, CT. 38-40 (B. 130)
  2. Ballade for piano No. 2 in F major, Op. 38, CT. 3
  3. Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35, CT. 202
  4. Waltz for piano No. 5 in A flat major, Op. 42, CT. 211
  5. Prelude for piano No. 25 in C sharp minor, Op. 45, CT. 190
  6. Waltz for piano No. 12 in F minor, Op. 70/2, CT. 218
  7. Ballade for piano No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47, CT. 4
  8. Waltz for piano No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2, CT. 213
  9. Prelude for piano No. 20 in C minor, Op. 28/20, CT. 185

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Edna Stern   Primary Artist

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Edna Stern plays Chopin 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Berna_Can More than 1 year ago
With the bicentennial of Chopin's birth date has come a flurry of new releases and re-releases of the composer's piano works. This recording distinguishes itself from the pack not least by virtue of the beautifully muted sound of its restored 1842 Pleyel grand piano, one made only a few years after the 1839 Pleyel Chopin is known to have owned; the composer apparently preferred Pleyel pianos above all. (Of the period-instrument Chopin recordings I have heard, I have found myself most drawn to the deeper, dusky tones of Erard pianos from the same period.) Edna Stern started out her career playing modern pianos, and my one quibble is that at times her approach to the antique instrument on this recording does not sound significantly different from what she might have employed on a Steinway grand. A sensitive interpreter of Chopin, Stern takes most pieces at a slow tempo and with an understated touch, emphasizing the music's ruminative quality.