Chopin – Piano Works (audiophile 2-LP set)
Divine Art’s first vinyl release is a selection of tracks from the Burkard Schliessmann triple SACD ‘Chronological Chopin’ which won a silver medal at the Global Music Awards 2017 as well as glowing reviews from music critics the world over.
An audiophile two-disc set recorded and mastered at 24-bit quality, this is a very rare opportunity to obtain new recordings of Chopin’s masterpieces in the best sound and by a compelling interpreter.
German pianist Burkard Schliessmann is a performer with a passion and vision – to seek out and interpret the forms, colours and textures, indeed the soul and expression: the poetic impact, of works we believe have already been fully explored. His previous recordings have received worldwide acclaim – “Schliessmann is too good a pianist for anyone to pass on this” – American Record Guide; “without equal” – Fanfare. Chopin is above all his composer of choice to whom he has devoted endless hours of study and appreciation.
Pressed in 180-gram blue vinyl by Pallas of Berlin in luxury gatefold sleeve – pressing will be limited to make this a true collector’s edition.
- Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
- Ballade No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47
- Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52
- Barcarolle in F sharp minor, Op. 60
- Prelude in C sharp minor, Op. 45
- Fantasie in F minor, Op. 49
- Scherzo No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31
- Scherzo No. 4 in E major, Op. 54
- Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat major, Op. 61
This is a rare opportunity to obtain new recordings of Chopin’s masterpieces in the best sound and by a compelling interpreter. This is a true collector’s edition. Sound quality is warm yet precise, matching Schliessmann’s sensuous and brilliant performances of this sublime music. Highly recommended.l” —John Pitt