Related Links

Recommended Links

Give the Composers Timeline Poster



Site News

What's New for
November 2014?

Site Search

Follow us on
Facebook    Twitter

Affiliates

In association with
Amazon
Amazon UKAmazon GermanyAmazon CanadaAmazon FranceAmazon Japan

ArkivMusic
CD Universe

HBDirect

JPC

ArkivMusic

Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

CD Review

Frédéric Chopin

Vox 7908
  • Sonata in B Flat minor, Op. 35
  • Berceuse, Op. 57
  • Ballade #4 in F minor, Op. 52
  • Mazurka in E Major, Op. 6/3
  • Mazurka in B Flat minor, Op. 24/4
  • Mazurka in D Flat Major, Op. 30/3
  • Fantaisie in F minor, Op. 49
Ivan Moravec, piano
Vox VXP7908 64:02
Find it at AmazonFind it at Amazon UKFind it at Amazon GermanyFind it at Amazon CanadaFind it at Amazon FranceFind it at Amazon Japan

Ivan Moravec's rare recitals in London are memorable events and this new CD includes works enjoyed recently at Queen Elizabeth Hall. He has exactly the right way with the not-quite-3/4 rhythm of the Mazurkas, and has chosen several of my favourites, as are the Fantaisie and Berceuse.

There are always details to savour, or to question, in Moravec's phrasing but that adds to the feeling of liveliness. His recording of the Schumann & Brahms No 1 concertos on Dorian has been reviewed twice by Gramophone; with opposite preferences! I like them both - Dorian DOR90172.

Here Moravec's distinguished, aristocratic playing, well recorded for Vox, gives me no call to complain and I recommend it to those whose shelves are not already groaning under the weight of Chopin CDs! Competitive repertoire; this one should hold its place in the catalogue for many years.

Copyright © 2003, Peter Grahame Woolf

Trumpet