Artur Pizarro: Reminiscences
Artist: Artur Pizarro
Label: Linn Records
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS
Reminiscences is a collection of Chopin's best loved works for solo piano, each one of personal significance to Portuguese pianist Arthur Pizarro, who in turn delivers sensitive and thrilling performances. Originally released in 2005, Chopin: Reminiscences is re-issued as part of Linn's ECHO series that offers a second chance to enjoy the best of the label's award-winning catalog. The inspiration for the title came from Arthur's experience of Chopin frequently being played in his childhood home, as well as being the original name of the C sharp minor Nocturne. Arthur plays a Bluthner grand piano, which responds phenomenally to his dazzling articulation, while giving huge sonorous depth to the sound.
1.1 Grande Valse Brillante in E Flat Major, Op. 18
1.2 Valse in a Flat Major, Op. 69, No. 1, 'Valse de L'adieu'
1.3 Grande Valse Brillante in a Flat Major, Op. 34, No. 1
1.4 Valse in E Flat Major, Op. Posth
1.5 Fantaisie-Impromptu in C Sharp minor, Op. 66
1.6 Nocturne in B Major, Op. 62, No. 1
1.7 Nocturne in C Sharp minor, Op. Posth. 'Reminiscence'
1.8 Nocturne in D Flat Major, Op. 27, No. 2
1.9 Nocturne in E Flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2
1.10 Polonaise in a Flat Major, Op. 53, 'Heroic'
1.11 Mazurka in a Flat Major, Op. 24, No. 3
1.12 Mazurka in F Major, Op. 68, No. 3
1.13 Mazurka in B Flat minor, Op. 24, No. 4
1.14 Mazurka in B Flat Major, Op. 17, No. 1
1.15 Scherzo No. 2 in B Flat minor, Op. 31