Gramophone 'Choice' - March 2014
'Fliter plays with such grace and heartfelt sincerity...by whatever magical means, [she] touches the heart.'
‘...(Fliter) reveals the qualities that have distinguished her earlier Chopin recordings for EMI: her projection of line, so important in these works, her luminous tone, her assured yet unshowy bravura. The outer movements of both Concertos have an authoritative confidence and are often coloured with beautifully judged dynamic shading, while the slow movements, especially of No. 2, are beautifully poised and poetic.' BBC Music Magazine
'Album of the Week': '...a first-rate Chopin interpreter... it's a breathtaking performance.' Classic FM Radio
'This is very much Chopin playing in the great tradition: rich-toned, generous though never profligate with its rubato, and invested with a vast range of keyboard colour.' The Guardian
'In spite of considerable competition on record in these two concertos Ingrid Fliter's spellbinding and refreshing accounts of both works can be confidently recommended.' SA-CD.net
Since winning the silver medal at the 2000 Frederic Chopin Competition in Warsaw, Ingrid has built a reputation as a first-rate Chopin interpreter. Fliter has previously recorded two all-Chopin discs; her interpretation of the complete Chopin Waltzes received several five star reviews and was named as the Telegraph's ‘CD of the Week' and Classic FM Magazine's ‘Editors Choice'.
Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 is a thoughtfully scored composition that allows the piano to shine. The Scottish Chamber Orchestra's beautifully delicate playing perfectly highlights Fliter's authoritative, yet expressive performance.
Fliter carefully and skilfully showcases the range of tones in Chopin's second piano concerto, from the dramatic introductory chords at the opening of the first movement to the sweetly lyrical second movement where the Scottish Chamber Orchestra's woodwinds vie for centre stage. Fliter is a breathtaking performer whose performance of Chopin's commanding chords and lightening speed runs are effortless.
2014 is the Scottish Chamber Orchestra's fortieth anniversary year; ‘Chopin: Piano Concertos' is its twenty first recording with