Recorded on 09/25/2007, uploaded on 01/22/2009
Musician's or Publisher's Notes
Chopin's piano music remains
the most frequently played in history.
He is one of the few universal masters, and has never suffered an
eclipse. Arthur Rubinstein wrote: "...it
is not Romantic music in the Byronic sense.
It does not tell stories or paint pictures. It is expressive and personal, but still a
Almost every note he wrote
is in the permanent repertoire, but this first group of short pieces on today's
program (written from different periods of his career) is an exception-they
have remained little-known. Ren Zhang
Courtesy of International Music Foundation.
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