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Frédéric Chopin

Nino Gvetadze


  • Type SACD
  • Label Challenge Classics
  • UPC 0608917276824
  • Catalog number CC 72768
  • Release date 29 September 2017
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About the album

Nino Gvetadze: “Chopin looked back and evoked for us the story of his life in his 24 Preludes. Through the medium of these works he revealed his deepest fears and sorrows, but also the beauty and integrity of his heart. The story of these ghosts culminates in tolling bells which are, in Cortot’s words, “of blood, of earthly pleasure, of death...” But what follows? A pause: silence, timeless solitude, in the Etude Op.10, No.6. Then, suddenly, the soul wakes up and waltzes into space. The album ends with the Scherzo No.2, “like a charnel house”, or house of the dead, as Chopin apparently described the opening – yet the finale sounds like a celebration of life. And so our ghostly journey ends with fireworks, with smiling and shining, looking far into the future...”

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image Cyrill Scott performed by Nino Gvetadze! Cyril Scott was truly one of the more remarkable men of his generation. Far ahead of his time in many ways, in others he was inescapably a product of the Victorian age in which he grew up. As John Ireland his friend and exact contemporary wrote to Scott in 1949 “You were the first British composer to write music which was non-academic, free and individual ...


Challenge Records International

October 6th 2017 09:44
Downloads of this title will be available on November 3rd 2017, worldwide

Wei Xia

October 5th 2017 21:47
Such a superb DSD recording and elegantly-played performance by Nino Gvetadze. From a perspective of an audiophile with many years of piano practice myself, this is one of the most accurate, real, uncolored and articulate Chopin piano recordings. Hope challenge records keep up releasing good quality DSD album like this and every talented artists shall embrace the DSD recording technology since it reveals what you want to express so "analogy" in the music.

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