Chopin: Ballades, Impromptus. Sheng

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Label: Piano Classics
Catalog: PCL 0049
Format: CD

Yuan Sheng (piano)

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Chopin: Ballades Nos.1-4, Impromptus Nos.1-4, Preludes Op.28, Nocturnes, ,

Chopin is quoted as having said, "When I feel in good form and strong enough to find my own individual sound, then I need a Pleyel piano," as well as, "Pleyel pianos are the last word in perfection." On this new recording, master pianist Yuan Sheng performs on a superb 1845 Pleyel grand piano from the Frederick Historical Piano Collection in Ashburnham, Massachusetts. Sheng plays Chopin's complete Ballades, Impromptus, Préludes and Nocturnes with exquisite taste, poetry and power, fully exploring the instrument's unique possibilities. The booklet contains extensive background information on the instrument and its place in history.

Price: $42.98