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Angela Brownridge

The Four Ballades

  • Type SACD
  • Label Challenge Classics
  • UPC 0608917272826
  • Catalog number CC 72728
  • Release date 10 February 2017
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About the album

This new release from Angela Brownridge continues her survey of Romantic composers’ major masterpieces. Today it is difficult to appreciate the impact Chopin’s music had on his first listeners. His mix of Slavonic passion and Gallic precision created a world of such imaginative daring that it left his audiences bewitched, bothered and bewildered. Enigmatic to the last Chopin held aloof from such comments and left the more fancifully inclined to draw their own subjective conclusions. Like Faure after him, Chopin disdained his published tempting tell-tale additions. More pragmatically, Piano sonata No. 2 is Chopin’s darkest, large-scale masterpiece, ranking among the composer’s supreme creations. Remarkably you are left with a work of an astonishing, if wholly novel coherence. The shock of the new continues with the Four Ballades. Finally, the F minor Fantasie.

Angela Brownridge's youthful technical virtuosity

23-06-2016

image A free-lance and highly respected music critic in the USA, Alice Artzt, who wrote for the former and famous magazine the Absolute Sound Magazine of America, wrote a very postive review about Angela Brownridge's Beethoven album, which we would love to share with you: This new Beethoven disc by the wonderful pianist Angela Brownridge is absolutely superb. She plays with a combination of amazing sublety and dynamic control right down to ...

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