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Chopin: Polonaise brilliante; Cello Sonata; Piano Trio
Frederic Chopin, Emanuel Ax, Ewa Osinska
Chopin: Polonaise brilliante; Cello Sonata; Piano Trio
Genre: Classical
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All Artists: Frederic Chopin, Emanuel Ax, Ewa Osinska
Title: Chopin: Polonaise brilliante; Cello Sonata; Piano Trio
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Sony
Release Date: 9/20/1994
Genre: Classical
Styles: Chamber Music, Historical Periods, Classical (c.1770-1830), Instruments, Strings
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 074645311227

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(5 out of 5 stars)

"It would be difficult to imagine having to live without ever hearing this piece. It's really too bad that the Chopin trio does not receive the recognition it deserves. It is an original, whimsical...truly magical piece. Each movement is unique and profoundly beautiful - as one would expect from Chopin. Buy this CD! Or at least find some other way to hear this masterpiece! Don't let it go unappreciated any longer!"
Chamber music from Chopin?
Alan Lekan | Boulder, CO | 01/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Most composers of the 19th century wrote music for the many genres: symphony, concerto, chamber, songs, opera, church and solo piano. Yet, Chopin is known almost exclusively for solo piano as the vast majority of his compostions were for the piano exclusively. Maybe one shouldn't be critical of this fact as the dozens of compositions he crafted are among the most timeless, faultless and deeply satisfying musical utterances we have.

The pieces on this CD are just about all the chamber output of Chopin. Given his preference for the salon versus large concert hall, you would think Chopin would have written more. But, as in nearly every composition he wrote, these pieces are equisitely crafted and are well worth any Chopin or chamber music lover.

Also hard to critique are the three superlative musicians here performing. Yo Yo Ma's cello is always a delight to behold and finds the right romantic flavors in these pieces. He is well teamed with Emaunel Ax - a pianist not known for great pyro-technics or List-like flair but just good-old, solid, satisfying, poised Chopin pianism. Last, violinist Pamela Frank is a master of her craft and always turns in lovely, thoughtful and deeply wrought performances. The balance of the three is ideal and blend harmoniously to illuminate these marvelous pieces - which are not very widely know but should be more. The final Polonaise Brilliante for piano by Eva Osinska is an extra treat to behold with an interesting history explained in the liner notes.

The Sony sound quality is quite good with nothing to fault. A great disc to listen to often. Compositions - 4 stars; Performance - 5 stars; Sound - 5 stars."
A b s o l u t e l y a MUST have
P. van Brederode | Europe Netherlands | 11/20/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've been searching the web (ptp) and stores for this and it is really the absolute most beautifull performance one can find, the balance in play, volume between these instruments is more then perfect, you can clearly hear every single detail Chopin wrote. The cd also contains the piano solo version of the Polonaise brillante in C Major op. 3 performed by Eva Osinka and that one is breathtaking too. Its an hommage to this genius composer Chopin he deserves."