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Yevgeny Sudbin plays Chopin

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Catalogue numberBIS-SACD-1838
Release date2011-09-30
Discs1
Orig. sample rate96000Hz

Music Web International: Recording of the Month February 2012.



Chopin’s music presents us with a strange paradox' writes Yevgeny Sudbin in his liner notes to this recording. In Sudbin’s own experience, the music’s direct emotional appeal makes it instantly accessible to most listeners, but to the interpreter ‘it becomes a tough balancing act: on the one side, naïvety and blandness threaten, while, on the other side, a laboured and contrived approach could potentially damage the music'. Sudbin's own approach has been influenced by Chopin's own words regarding interpretation: 'Simplicity is the highest goal, achievable when you have overcome all difficulties.' But, as he recounts, he is also fascinated by historic recordings by legends such as Ignaz Friedman and Benno Moiseiwitch – performances which have made an impact on him on account of the highly personal playing: 'the beguiling rhythmic swings, freedom in phrasing, articulation that tickles you all over…' Sudbin opens his own Chopin recital with the expansive Fantaisie in F minor – sometimes described as the composer's 'grandest work' – continuing with a selection of pieces from three genres that are strongly associated with Chopin: Mazurkas, Nocturnes and the Ballades Nos 3 and 4. Following the 2005 release of his second disc, Piano Magazine described Yevgeny Sudbin in lyrical terms as 'a fearless technician with an all-encompassing command of his instrument; a musical dramatist of exceptional acumen and sophistication; a poet who moves seamlessly between unbridled rhetoric and extreme intimacy; a stylist who catches the particular spirit of everything he plays' – all qualities which would seem to be conducive to a memorable Chopin recital, and which Sudbin certainly brings to the fore in the encore À la minute, his own paraphrase on the composer's 'Minute Waltz'.
 
Extra material for download
 
 
  Composer: Chopin, Fryderyk
  Fantaisie in F minor, Op.49
01 Fantaisie in F minor, Op.49 11:49 $ 2.48 USD
 
 
  Composer: Chopin, Fryderyk
  Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op.27 No.1
02 Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op.27 No.1 04:40 $ 0.98 USD
 
 
  Composer: Chopin, Fryderyk
  Nocturne in C minor, Op.48 No.1 10:39
03 Nocturne in C minor, Op.48 No.1 05:50 $ 1.23 USD
04 Mazurka in F minor, Op.7 No.3 02:16 $ 0.48 USD
05 Mazurka in D major, Op.33 No.2 02:33 $ 0.54 USD
 
 
  Composer: Chopin, Fryderyk
  Mazurka in B minor, Op.33 No.4
06 Mazurka in B minor, Op.33 No.4 04:58 $ 1.04 USD
 
 
  Composer: Chopin, Fryderyk
  Ballade No.3 in A flat major, Op.47
07 Ballade No.3 in A flat major, Op.47 07:06 $ 1.49 USD
 
 
  Composer: Chopin, Fryderyk
  Mazurka in B flat minor, Op.24 No.4
08 Mazurka in B flat minor, Op.24 No.4 04:26 $ 0.93 USD
 
 
  Composer: Chopin, Fryderyk
  Mazurka in C sharp minor, Op.50 No.3
09 Mazurka in C sharp minor, Op.50 No.3 04:44 $ 0.99 USD
 
 
  Composer: Chopin, Fryderyk
  Nocturne in E flat major, Op.55 No.2
10 Nocturne in E flat major, Op.55 No.2 04:12 $ 0.88 USD
 
 
  Composer: Chopin, Fryderyk
  Ballade No.4 in F minor, Op.52
11 Ballade No.4 in F minor, Op.52 10:47 $ 2.26 USD
 
 
  Composer: Sudbin, Yevgeny
  À la minute - A paraphrase on the Waltz in D flat major, Op.64 No.1, by Chopin
12 À la minute - A paraphrase on the Waltz in D flat major,
Op.64 No.1, by Chopin
04:05 $ 0.86 USD
 
  Album total 67:26
ComposerChopin, Fryderyk
Sudbin, Yevgeny
PianoSudbin, Yevgeny

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