Chopin: Piano Concerto No 1... / Nebolsin, Wit
Chopin’s youthful Piano Concerto No. 1 is dominated by the brilliant piano part that the teenage performer-composer wrote to showcase his extraordinary virtuosity. Its ravishing Romanza (‘reviving in one’s soul beautiful memories’, as the composer described it) is framed by an opening movement rich in dramatic lyricism and a vivacious Rondo. The Fantasia on Polish Airs, Op. 13 and Krakowiak are similarly vehicles for Romantic reverie and bravura which pay tribute to the music of Chopin’s homeland. Eldar Nebolsin’s recording of Liszt’s piano concertos was ranked ‘among the finest’ by Gramophone.
Catalog Number: 8572335
Composer: Frédéric Chopin
Conductor: Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble: Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Performer: Eldar Nebolsin