Label: BRILLIANT CLASSICS
Format: COMPACT DISC
Ekaterina Litvintseva Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice Vahan Mardirossian Duccio Ceccanti Vittorio Ce
This year sees a refreshed Chopin Edition from Brilliant Classics; retaining many of the definitive recordings from its predecessor of 2015 (94660) but boasting some exiting updates. The Concertos and piano concertante music are consolidated in a bright new cycle from Czechia; recorded last autumn by Siberian superstar Ekaterina Litvintseva and the KFPar under Mardirossian. Schmitt-Leonardy’s sonatas are joined by No.1 – recorded late in 2015 and therefore just missing inclusion in the previous edition – bringing the complete cycle under his fingers. Alwin Bär’s own Scherzi performances are reunited with his iconic 1998 recording of the Barcarolle; Fantasy and Berceuse. The Études are featured in a stunning complete cycle recorded in 2014 by the phenomenal Chopinist and 2023 OPUS KLASSIK double-nominee Zlata Chochieva. Finally the complete Nocturnes are given over to another noted young Chopin interpreter; the 2018 Geza Anda winner Claire Huangci; who recorded the set two years earlier; in 2016.