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Antoni Wit conducts Chopin – With Evgeny Kissin and Nikolai Demidenko

Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

Antoni Wit conducts Chopin – With Evgeny Kissin and Nikolai Demidenko Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

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Nikolaï Demidenko and Evgeny Kissin perform Chopin's two Piano Concertos in celebration of the Polish composer's 200th birthday.

Few composers have so greatly enriched the classical repertoire as Frédéric Chopin. Entire generations of pianists have studied and performed his sonatas, mazurkas, valses, nocturnes, polonaises, études, impromptus, scherzos, and préludes, discovering the composer's Romantic sensitivity and characteristic rubato. Chopin's two piano concertos testify to the influence of the London school—which, led by the likes of Clementi and Dussek, transformed the Classical models of the 18th century into the new musical language of Romanticism—on the young Polish pianist.

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Casting

  • Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Antoni Wit | Conductor

Program

  • Frederic Chopin, Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11
    • 1. Allegro maestoso
    • 2. Romance : larghetto
    • 3. Rondeau : vivace
  • Frederic Chopin, Mazurkas, Op. 17
    • No. 4 in A minor
  • Frederic Chopin, Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21
    • 1. Maestoso
    • 2. Larghetto
    • 3. Allegro vivace
  • Frederic Chopin, Études, Op. 10
    • No. 12 C minor
  • Frederic Chopin, Waltz in E Minor, Op. posth.

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Michael Beyer
  • Venue: Warsaw Philharmonic Hall (Warsaw, Poland)
  • Production date: 2010
  • Duration: 1 h 31 min
  • Production: © Accentus Music, NHK
  • Available version(s): EN
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