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Chopin: Chopin chez Pleyel
Alain Planès
Chopin: Chopin chez Pleyel
Genres: New Age, Classical
 
This album is a virtual journey into Chopin's musical world. On February 21, 1842, the Polish composer gave one of his very rare concerts. He did not enjoy appearing in public, for his music was above all an intimate art. ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Alain Planès
Title: Chopin: Chopin chez Pleyel
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Total Copies: 0
Label: Harmonia Mundi
Original Release Date: 1/1/2009
Re-Release Date: 11/10/2009
Album Type: Import
Genres: New Age, Classical
Styles: Instrumental, Historical Periods, Classical (c.1770-1830)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 794881924721

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This album is a virtual journey into Chopin's musical world. On February 21, 1842, the Polish composer gave one of his very rare concerts. He did not enjoy appearing in public, for his music was above all an intimate art. On Chopin chez Pleyel, Alain Planes has recreated the program of this concert as closely as possible and recorded it on a Pleyal piano of 1836 that the composer might very well have played. The questions he throws up in the process are fascinating. How did Chopin play? Apart from his famous rubato, what was the role of ornamentation and indeed improvisation? this fascinating album offers very plausible and musically satifsying answers to some of those questions.