Chopin, Frederic - Shaping Chopin
When the opportunity to record a new album spontaneously arose, I immediately thought about the music of Chopin. I made a selection of various Waltzes, Nocturnes, Mazurkas, and added the Fantaisie Impromptu, as they cover a wide spectrum of emotions, moods and colours. It’s incredible how Chopin can express so intensively and so deeply in a piece which lasts just a few minutes. He always manages to create a captivating atmosphere and a unique dream world. While performing Chopin’s miniatures it feels like diving into a living painting, artistically shaping its unique story, colours and characters with music. From the haunting mysterious atmosphere in his Nocturne Op. 27 No. 1 to the joyful, colourful whirling at a ball in Waltzes Op. 18 and Op. 34,and to the sadness and melancholy of Waltzes Op. 34 No. 2 and Op. 64, No. 2. In the Waltz Op. 64 No. 3 I feel as if I’m following a love story, in Nocturne Op. 27 No. 2 as if I’m soaring in the sky, and in the Fantaisie Impromptu as if I’m taken by forces of nature with boundless power!
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