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Chopin: Piano Sonatas

Artur Pizarro

Chopin: Piano Sonatas

...Pianist magazine's 'Chopin album of 2007'
CKD 250 (Linn Records)
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1
Variations Brillantes in B flat major, Op. 12

Variations Brillantes in B flat major, Op. 12

Composer Frédéric Chopin
8:38 Play $3.40
2
Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 – I. Grave. Doppio movimento

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 – I. Grave. Doppio movimento

Composer Frédéric Chopin
7:18 Play $3.40
3
Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 – II. Scherzo

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 – II. Scherzo

Composer Frédéric Chopin
7:13 Play $3.40
4
Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 – III. Marche funèbre: Lento

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 – III. Marche funèbre: Lento

Composer Frédéric Chopin
11:25 Play $5.10
5
Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 – IV. Finale. Presto. Sotto voce e legato

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 – IV. Finale. Presto. Sotto voce e legato

Composer Frédéric Chopin
1:37 Play $1.70
6
Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60

Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60

Composer Frédéric Chopin
9:42 Play $3.40
7
Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 – I. Allegro maestoso

Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 – I. Allegro maestoso

Composer Frédéric Chopin
13:49 Play $5.10
8
Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 – II. Scherzo. Molto vivace

Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 – II. Scherzo. Molto vivace

Composer Frédéric Chopin
2:57 Play $1.70
9
Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 – III. Largo

Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 – III. Largo

Composer Frédéric Chopin
9:46 Play $3.40
10
Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 – IV. Finale. Presto non tanto; Agitato

Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 – IV. Finale. Presto non tanto; Agitato

Composer Frédéric Chopin
4:52 Play $1.70
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Artur Pizarro's second Chopin album, following on from his hugely successful Reminiscences album. Pianist magazine named it the 'Chopin Album of 2007'.

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Artur Pizarro

Artur Pizarro

After winning the Leeds Piano Competition in 1990, Artur Pizarro has released several oustandingly beautiful solo albums on Linn Records. Artur is renowned for his 'breath-takingly sensitive playing' (Glasgow Herald).
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Frederic Chopin

Frederic Chopin

Chopin was a Polish composer, virtuoso pianist, and one of the great masters of Romantic music.
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5 stars 'A brave decision but one with spectacular results.' Metro

5 stars 'Something special, clearly, was going on. And it continues in his latest Chopin collection, which includes the second and third sonatas.' The Herald

'Romantic music comes naturally to Pizarro; his delicate touch and sense of lyrical line in the second and third sonatas are as elegant and assured as these wonderful works demand.' The Observer

Internationally acclaimed pianist Artur Pizarro releases his second album of Chopin piano music, which together with his celebrated recording of Beethoven Piano Sonatas, continues his successful partnership with Linn.

Pizarro's recording of two of Chopin's finest sonatas is a natural progression from his Beethoven recordings, as the musical modifications Chopin made to the sonata form clearly built upon the formal boundaries that Beethoven had extended. Chopin introduced multiple changes of rhythm and tempi, often even within individual movements and, like Beethoven, rearranged the movements to include a scherzo as the second movement and a slow third movement. The French pianist Alfred Cortot saw the most important shift from Beethoven's to Chopin's sonatas as the shift from inspiration by the ideals of universality to the suffusion of the music by the composer's personal feelings and emotions.

The famous 'Funeral March' earned the Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor the approved title of 'Sonata fùnebre', however more unkind titles were also attributed to it by Anton Rubinstein who named it the 'Death Poem' and Robert Schumann who referred to it as 'four of Chopin's maddest children under the same roof'. It has been suggested that this sonata was modelled on Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 12, Op. 26 in A flat major, also subtitled 'Funeral march', which Chopin often played and taught.

Written five years after the Second Piano Sonata, the Piano Sonata in B minor was written in times of tranquillity and relatively good health. The largest of all of Chopin's works for piano solo, it represents the apotheosis of his creativity.  

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Artur Pizarro named BBC Radio 3 Artist of the Week
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07 January 2010
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Pianist
the Chopin release of the year
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Good Sound
4 Stars
his style is overt and dashing
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Gramophone
'A welcome back to the studio'
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International Record Review
courageous and individual
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The Observer
elegant and assured
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The Sunday Times
3 Stars
torrential but sensitively voiced Chopin interpretations
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The Herald
5 Stars
A highly collectable disc
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The Scotsman
4 Stars
Pizarro unravels their expressive worlds
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Audiophile Audition
4 Stars
a rich and powerful piano sound
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The Metro
5 Stars
A brave decision but one with spectacular results
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17 March 2017 to 18 March 2017
Europe
Poulenc Concerto, Honneger Concertino, Av. Luísa Todi 61-67 Santa Maria da Graça, 2900-459 Setúbal, Portugal Europe
Orquestra Académica Metropolitana, maestro Jean Marc Burfin

25 March 2017 to 25 March 2017
Europe
Auditório Vita, R. de São Domingos 94B, 4710-435 Braga, Portugal Europe
Recital

30 March 2017 to 30 March 2017
Europe
Salão Nobre to Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, R. Serpa Pinto 9, 1200-442 Lisboa, Portugal Europe
Chamber Music with Soloists from Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa

01 April 2017 to 02 April 2017
Europe
Casino, Figueira da Foz Portugal Europe
Jury member, Concurso Nacional de Piano São Teotónio

22 April 2017 to 22 April 2017
England
Hebden Bridge Piano Festival, Hebden Bridge England United Kingdom
Recital - works by Ravel, Claudio Carneyro, Prokofiev

29 April 2017 to 30 April 2017
Europe
Dias da Música, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon Portugal Europe
2 Recitals - works by Ravel, Prokofiev, Claudio Carneyro, Luíz Costa, Lopes Graça

04 May 2017 to 05 May 2017
Europe
Casa da Música, Porto and Convento de São Francisco, Coimbra Portugal Europe
Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa, maestro Rune Bergmann Benjamin Britten Piano Concerto

12 May 2017 to 12 May 2017
Europe
Salão Nobre da Escola de Musica do Conservatorio Nacional, Lisbon Portugal Europe
Recital Homenagem Olga Prats with Olga Prats and António Victorino d’Almeida

09 June 2017 to 09 June 2017
England, London
Centro Cultural de Belém, Praça do Império, 1449-003 Lisboa, Portugal
Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, Maestro Adrian Leaper Liszt, Piano concerti nos. 1 and 2

08 July 2017 to 08 July 2017
Europe
Academia de Cieências de Lisboa, R. Academia das Ciências 19, 1249 Lisboa, Portugal Europe
Orquestra do Conservatório de Música da Metropolitana, maestro Élio Leal Haydn, concerto in d majo

19 July 2017 to 26 July 2017
Europe
Musical Odyssey Summer Masterclasses, Napflio, Greece Europe
Masterclasses
www.musical-odyssey.com

01 August 2017 to 08 August 2017
Europe
Porto Piano Fest, various locations, Porto Portugal Europe
Masterclasses and Recital

10 August 2017 to 21 August 2017
Europe
SIPO Semana Internacional de Piano em Óbidos, Óbidos, Portugal Europe
Masterclasses and Recital

23 August 2017 to 29 August 2017
England
Chethams International Summer School and Festival for Pianists, Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB
Masterclasses and Recital

31 August 2017 to 31 August 2017
Europe
Fundação Gulbenkian, Av. de Berna 45 A, 1067-001 Lisboa, Portugal Europe
Orquestra XXI, maestro Dinis Sousa Brahms Piano Concerto no.1