Chopin: Piano Concertos, Vasary/Pogorelich (CD)

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Discs: 1
Record Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Release Date:
January 16, 2012

“Dreamy episodes disappear into whispered pianissimos . . . The finale, with hints of a melancholic mazurka, is brilliant.” — New York Times

Among Frederic Chopin’s output, symphonic works are few and far between. Here, experience the magic of his two piano concerti in historic and virtuosic performances by Tamas Vasary and Ivo Pogorelich, accompanied by two of the world’s finest orchestras.

Contents:

Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11
Jerzy Semkow conductor
Tamas Vasary piano
Berlin Philharmonic
June 1965, Beethovensaal, Hanover

Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21
Claudio Abbado conductor
Ivo Pogorelich piano
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
February 1983, Orchestra Hall, Chicago