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Award-winning pianist Ingrid Fliter performs Chopin's Op. 28, a poetic collection of great emotional power and unrivalled artistic quality which demands high virtuosity.
After the overwhelming success of her Linn debut, Ingrid Fliter has proven herself an outstanding Chopin interpreter; Chopin: Piano Concertos was named 'Disc of the Week' by BBC Radio 3 'Record Review', 'Album of the Week' by Classic FM, a 'Choice' recording by Gramophone and received many five star reviews.
Chopin's preludes achieve something close to perfection of form within the framework of the miniature, and each prelude has its own melodic, harmonic and rhythmic profile. Fellow pianist and composer Franz Liszt perhaps summed up the appeal of Op. 28 best: '...they are poetic preludes, analogous to those of a great contemporary poet, who cradles the soul in golden dreams...'
Completing the programme are two nocturnes and five mazurkas, both genres that Chopin defined.
Gramophone Recording of the Month: ‘Ingrid Fliter seems to be able to achieve individuality seemingly effortlessly, with cherishable and memorable results. She is a virtuoso of the first order but she holds this in reserve, so when she does unleash her full technical armoury, it’s extraordinarily potent. A gem of a disc.’
‘Lyrical gifts are manifest throughout a gorgeous disc... ’ The Telegraph
‘…truly memorable moments from Ingrid Fliter…’ The Guardian
‘…the five Mazurkas and 2 Nocturnes are so outstanding that I would recommend this disc for them alone.’ International Record Review
‘…[Fliter] brings a powerful and individual voice to the Preludes... The Mazurkas are excellently judged… The two Nocturnes end the CD on a poetic note…’ BBC Music Magazine
'50 Greatest Chopin Recordings' Gramophone