Chopin. Scherzo in E major, Nocturnes, Mazurkas, Ballade in G minor
Frédéric Chopin

Chopin. Scherzo in E major, Nocturnes, Mazurkas, Ballade in G minor

Garrick Ohlsson

Label: Fryderyk Chopin Institute
Format: CD
Barcode: 5906395034215
Catalog number: NIFCCD 049
Releasedate: 14-06-19
- Well-known pianist Garrick Ohlsson records a selection of works by Chopin, playing on a 1849 Erard
- The same program is recorded by him on a contemporary piano on NIFCCD 219
- This allows to compare the sound, the phrasing, the accents and the timbre by the same pianist playing the same works on two historically different instruments

Garrick Ohlsson – winner of the 1970 Chopin Competition, one of the greatest Chopin specialists of our time, honored during the 2018 August Chopin and His Europe festival with the Gloria Artis Gold Medal – has recorded two Chopin recitals for The Fryderyk Chopin Institute: one on modern piano, the other on period piano. The same program in two different sound versions.

This is now The Fryderyk Chopin Institute’s fourth such double album – after the recordings of Dang Thai Son (Nocturnes), Wojciech Świtała (Ballades) and Krzysztof Jabłoński (Etudes); these CDs are of extraordinary knowledge-building value, permitting sensitive listeners to acquaint themselves with the particular beauty of early instruments in confrontation with their modern version. Garrick Ohlsson’s newest recordings acquaint us more closely with Chopin in two different ways, in both cases with the greatest of expertise in his music.

For this recording, Garrick Ohlsson selected genres characteristic of Chopin: a ballade, nocturnes, a scherzo, mazurkas. The artist played this recital on an 1849 Erard piano.