Chopin
Catalog Number: J113

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ARTISTS
Frederick Moyer, PIANIST
 
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REPERTOIRE
Variations on Mozart’s “La ci darem la mano,” Op. 2
Etude in F Major, Op. 10, No. 8
Etude in G flat Major, Op. 10, No. 5 (“Black Key”)
Mazurka in A Minor, Op. 17, No. 4
Waltz in E flat Major, Op. 18
Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23
Nocturne in D flat Major, Op. 27, No. 2
Ballade No. 3 in A flat Major, Op. 47
Nocturne in C Minor, Op. 48, No. 1
Polonaise-Fantasie in A flat Major, Op. 61
Nocturne in C sharp Minor, Op. Posthumous
 
Totaling over 78 minutes of music, this recording offers a rich feast of some of Fred's favorite Chopin works. All periods of Chopin's output are represented including lesser-known gems such as the brilliant Variations on Mozart's "La ci darem la mano," which Chopin wrote at age 17, as well as much-loved favorites such as the "Black Key Etude," the E flat Waltz, and the g minor Ballade. The works are presented in chronological order of composition, thus tracing Chopin's fascinating evolution as a composer.

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NOTE: Our Chopin CD is available either in the normal plastic jewel case or as a "CDBook." Both contain the same recorded and printed matter. However, the CDBook is truly an elegant thing to behold -- a cloth-covered book custom-made for us by a bookbinder. It is the same size as a normal jewel box and will fit in any CD shelf. "Stunning, high-quality packaging . . ." FANFARE
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“Frederick Moyer's playing has unquestionably the finest polish and immaculate discretion of these four [recordings by Alain Planes, Dejan Lazic, Frederick Moyer, Martha Argerich]…Every piano student should study this recording for its jewel-like precision…The most memorable work on the program? Surely the D flat Nocturne, thought by many to be Chopin’s quintessential Nocturne; Moyer's recording of it is one of the most winsome to be found.” AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE

“Aficionados will admire Moyer's supreme artistry, comparable to that of the late Artur Rubinstein and other leading Chopin interpreters…Moyer's elegant feel for the music's line, his effective use of rubato and his clarity of execution all make this CD worth buying…His sense of the dramatic is without equal.” WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL

“From the 17-year-old Chopin's deliciously witty Variations on Mozart's ‘La ci darem la mano’ through the mature composer's dreamy-with-backbone Polonaise-Fantasie in A flat, Moyer offers impeccable playing (those exquisite scales!) and consummate elegance. He also offers all the charm and flair you - or the composer - could want…without a trace of the ‘virtuosic’ hamminess that Chopin inspires in some.” BOSTON HERALD

“Throughout the recording Moyer's playing is warm-toned and fluent. The lyrical, narrative and display features of the two great Ballades, Nos. 1 and 3, are effectively and patiently developed. The ‘Black Key’ Etude in G-flat, Opus 10, No. 5, has plenty of glitter, while the Nocturne in D-flat, Opus 27, No. 2, glows with expressive feeling.” THE PATRIOT LEDGER