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François Chaplin performs the complete set of Chopin's nocturnes on a Grand piano de concert Yamaha.
François Chaplin was noticed by the critics and the audience with a complete recording of Debussy's piano pieces released by Arion between 2000 & 2005 "With what is needed of distance, distinction and of calm ecstasy for the essentially aristocratic art of Claude de France... a complete recording which will mark the recent debussy discography." Gilles Macassar Télérama 2005
After a Chopin recording Ballades, Barcarolle et Berceuse released in 2007, here is the complete set of Nocturnes, inovative and lyrical pieces which made Chopin famous. To record theses passionate, tender, delicate pieces where inner life develops dreams and infinite impulses, François Chaplin chose a Grand piano de concert Yamaha which enabled him to shape his own sounds. "I wanted to express myself freely in these confessions which are the nocturnes." A new order for Chopin's Nocturne: "Between the two poles constituted by the op.48 set, with its dramatic Nocturne no.1 in C minor, and the two Nocturnes op.62, where the accommodation of the bel canto spirit to the keyboard reaches a fabulous peak, I have taken account of the moods and keys of the pieces in devising an arrangement which has no other aim than to emphasise the diversity and modernity of the nocturnes. With their lyricism and drama, their intimate confessions and capricious outbursts, they contain Chopin's entire soul."