Alicja Fiderkiewicz plays Chopin

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Catalogue No: DDV 24129
EAN/UPC: 809730412929
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Release Date: June 2008
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Discs: 1
Sample: Mazurka in G minor, op. 24 no. 1 (opening)

Who better to interpret the music of Poland’s greatest composer than a Polish pianist? Alicja Fiderkiewicz has been hailed as a great Chopin player, and her latest CD demonstrates he love and feel for the music.

Track Listing

    Fryderyk Chopin:

  1. Nocturne in C minor, op. 48 no. 1 (6:30)
  2. Nocturne in F sharp minor, op. 48 no. 2 (8:24)
  3. Mazurka in G minor, op. 24 no. 1 (2:54)
  4. Mazurka in C major, op. 24 no. 2 (2:39)
  5. Mazurka in A flat major, o. 24 no. 3 (2:25)
  6. Mazurka in B flat minor, op. 24 no. 4 (5:09)
  7. Mazurka in A minor, op. 59 no. 1 (4:25)
  8. Mazurka in A flat major, op. 59 no. 2 (2:44)
  9. Mazurka in F sharp minor, op. 59 no. 3 (3:25)
  10. Ballade in A flat major, op. 47 (7:56)
  11. Prelude in C sharp minor, op. 45 (6:34)
  12. Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat major, op. 61 (13:57)

Reviews

Liverpool Daily Post

She is clearly on home ground here in this satisfying recital

” —Peter Spaull
MusicWeb

This finely played, acutely interpreted and attractively recorded recital reflects well on all concerned. Fiderkiewicz …summons up the right sound, colours appositely, is constantly mindful of the rhythmic flux of the music and she vests things with apposite characterisation. In short she is a perceptive if sometimes wilful guide to the music and has constructed a balanced recital. Fiderkiewicz proves her credentials with this recital.

” —Jonathan Woolf
Wrightmusic

Miss Fiderkiewicz has a growing international reputation and deservedly so. She has a tone of exquisite beauty and does not fall into the trap of being maudlin. There is an intensity in her playing of the major works which is not marred by emotionalism. Her style is admirable and generally in accord with Chopin… her playing is totally convincing and it is evidence that she knows the music well.

” —David Wright
Gramophone

Free-spirited to the last, she leaves a fashionably nonchalant or disengaged Chopin to others, storming through the C minor Nocturne’s central fusillade of octaves with a sure sense of rhetoric and declamation.

” —Bryce Morrison
Midwest Record

Smart interpretations of Chopin … this is a dignified and tuneful take on later works by Chopin.  The album is well played and up front in its simplicity being a nice find for the classical piano fancier.

” —Chris Spector