Renowned pianist Artur Pizarro releases his third disc for Linn Records which follows on from the success of his two Beethoven Sonatas discs and his recordings of Chopin piano music.
Originally released in 2005, Chopin: Reminiscences has been re-issued as part of Linn's ECHO series which offers a second chance to enjoy the best of the label's award-winning catalogue.
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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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Chopin was a Polish composer, virtuoso pianist, and one of the great
masters of Romantic music.
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Artur has this to say about the release:
'The repertoire of this CD looks back to my childhood and my early contact with Chopin. Piano has been a part of my life since before I can remember as my maternal grandmother was one half of a classical piano duo. A lot of solo piano was also played and Chopin was prominently featured. I also was able to listen to a lot of Rubinstein and Neuhaus playing Chopin on LPs. The Fantaisie-Impromptu, the c-sharp minor posthumous nocturne (which I played on my first recital 25 years ago!) and the mazurkas on this CD where among the first piano works I ever played. The rest are either pieces I would hear my grandmother, Berta da Nóbrega, play or her duo partner Evaristo Campos Coelho (a student of Vianna da Motta, Viñes, and Isidor Phillip) or my own teacher Sequeira Costa (who also studied with Vianna da Motta, and with Mark Hambourg, Edwin Fischer, Marguerite Long and Jacques Février). I mention these great teachers of the piano who have influenced me in one way or another as their teachings have always been present in my life with Chopin.'
Recorded at Potton Hall, UK, 17 - 24th June 2004
Engineered by Julia Thomas
Post Production at Finesplice, UK
Photographs of Artur Pizarro by Sven Arnstein
Introducing Linn's ECHO Series
01 September 2014
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07 December 2012
Pianist's career is showcasedmore >>Artur talks to the BBC
07 January 2010
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An achingly beautiful performance; a spellbinding array of insightsmore >>Audiophile Audition
One of the most enjoyable Chopin collections on a disc I have heard...more >>The Guardian
Four stars for Artur's 'distinctive' playingmore >>International Record Review
A virtuosic performance from a gifted pianistmore >>The Observer
Waltzes, mazurkas, nocturnes, a polonaise and the Fantasie-Impromptu in C sharp minor: all yield new beauties beneath Pizarro's light but firm, sensitive touch.more >>Scotland on Sunday
Pizarro produces a clear, almost glacial sound.more >>Classical CD Review.com
A fine collection of piano works.more >>MusicWeb International
A gorgeous piano sound...more >>The Sunday Herald
A dazzling performancemore >>
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