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Chopin Collection


The Chopin Collection / Rita Reichman

  • Published by Move Records [MD3214] — 1 CD
  • Purchase Price: $22.73 (Usually ships in 1-6 days) — Add to Cart
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Rita's impeccable connections with Chopin commenced very early in Rita's life when she had the opportunity to study with Mieczyslaw Horszowski whose mother had been a student of Chopin, Karol Mikuli. Her other connection with Chopin was through another teacher Jorge Bolet, whose teacher Rosenthal was also a Mikuli student. This heritage helps to give her playing and interpretation an uncommon integrity and authority.

Chopin has always been something of a paradox. As one of the great composers he, unlike many of the others, is singular in writing almost exclusively for one medium - the piano, and here Rita Reichman's gives stunning performances of Chopin's master works.


Track Listing

Scherzo No. 2 in Bb Minor Op.31
Berceuse Op. 57
Grande Waltz Brillante in Ab Major Op. 34 No.1
Barcarolle Op. 60
Fantaisie - Impromptu in C# Minor Op. 66
Ballade No. 1 in G Minor Op. 23
Nocturne in Db Major Op. 27 No. 2
Andante Spianato & Grande Polonaise in Eb Major Op. 22

(all music by Frederic Chopin)


Press Quotes

“a profound musical understanding and a most proficient technique.”

— Rudolf Serkin,

“This first CD - the first, we plead, of many - stamps her as one of the coming big names of world pianism.”

— Kim Lockwood, Herald Sun

“passionately committed to the music she plays ... characterful readings.”

— Tony Way, The Age - Green Guide

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