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Louis Lortie plays CHOPIN – Volumes 1 – 5

Louis Lortie plays Chopin, Volume 5 – Five Mazurkas, Op. 7, Four Mazurkas, Op. 33, Three Mazurkas, Op. 59, Polonaise, Op. 44, Allegro de concert, Op. 46
Louis Lortie – Piano

Chandos 10943 @ £12.25*

Louis Lortie’s Chopin series is achieving landmark status, as confirmed by the increasingly enthusiastic reviews of progressive volumes. This fifth one sumptuously highlights the Polish influences in Chopin’s music, offering gems from among the mazurkas and polonaises.

Relatively brief in duration and simple in structure, the mazurkas reveal other aspect of Chopin’s music: quirky melodies, strangely chromatic harmonies, oddly accented rhythms, irregular phrase lengths, and wildly contrasting keyboard textures. They represent a fascinating part of
Chopin’s output, for audiences and pianists alike.

The vigour of the polonaises featured here, including the first two to be published, confirms Chopin as a radical, yet idiomatic transformer of the genre. The Allegro de concert, which Chopin was said to have kept for his projected return to ‘a free Warsaw’, is another link to his beloved country.

Chandos 10943 @ £12.25*

Also available 

Louis Lortie plays Chopin….

Vol. 1 – Nocturnes, Scherzos and Sonata in B flat minor Chandos 10588 @ £12.25*

Vol. 2. Nocturnes, Ballades, Berceuse Op. 57, Barcarolle Op. 60. Louis Lortie. Chandos 10714 @ £12.25*

Vol. 3 – Nocturnes, Impromptus, Sonata in B Minor Chandos 100813 @£12.25*
Louis Lortie Plays Chopin,

Vol. 4 Waltzes and Nocturnes. Chandos 10852 @ £12.25*


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