Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Barenboim's Chopin-izer

Two more concerts by Barenboim in front of the packed audience of la salle Pleyel in Paris. This time the eternal wunderkind was alone --without his Staatskapelle-- and gave us two beautiful piano performances of the all-Chopin program, which was also his way to mark 2010, The Year of Chopin.

Barenboim's interpretation of Chopin is maybe not as huge as his Beethoven but it is still the top notch quality, and the maestro played his heart out like we've rarely seen him before.

(1) February 15, 2010
  • Variations brillantes sur "Je vends des Scapulaires" de Herold et Halévy op.12
  • Nocturne en ré bémol majeur op.27 n°2
  • Sonate n°2 en si bémol mineur op.35 Marche funèbre
  • Barcarolle en fa dièse majeur op.60
  • Trois valses
  • Berceuse en ré bémol majeur op.57
  • Polonaise en la bémol majeur op.53

(2) February 16, 2010
  • Fantaisie op.49
  • Nocturne en mi majeur op.62
  • Sonate en si mineur op.58
  • Première Ballade en sol mineur op.23
  • Trois Etudes
  • Trois Mazurkas
  • Scherzo en ut dièse mineur op.39

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