Interpretations of Chopin’s Preludes and Impromptus

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Thursday, December 03, 2015

The only known photograph of Frédéric Chopin, taken in 1849. The only known photograph of Frédéric Chopin, taken in 1849. (Louis-Auguste Bisson)

Tune in Thursday at 8pm for the fourth and final episode reflecting on Chopin’s Preludes and Impromptus, host David Dubal explores different interpretations of the composer’s works by Jorge Bolet, Martha Argerich, William Kempff, and others.

Program Details:

Prelude No. 8 in f sharp minor, Op. 28, Hélène Tysman, Piano Classics
Prelude No. 8 in f sharp minor, Op. 28, Yuan Sheng, Piano Classics
Prelude No. 8 in f sharp minor, Op. 28, Jorge Bolet, Philips
Prelude No. 8 in f sharp minor, Op. 28, Martha Argerich, Philips
Prelude No. 6 in b minor, Op. 28, Alfred Cortot, Philips
Prelude No. 6 in b minor, Op. 28, Jakob Gimpel, Cambria
Prelude No. 6 in b minor, Op. 28, Vladimir Horowitz, Sony
Prelude No. 3 in G major, Op. 28, Juana Zayas, Music & Arts
Prelude No. 3 in G major, Op. 28, Martha Argerich, Philips
Prelude No. 3 in G major, Op. 28, Claudio Arrau, Appian Publications & Recordings
Prelude No. 3 in G major, Op. 28, Shera Cherkassky, Academy Sound & Vision
Prelude No. 12 in E sharp minor, Op. 28, Martha Argerich, Philips
Prelude No. 12 in E sharp minor, Op. 28, Alfred Cortot, Philips
Prelude No. 12 in E sharp minor, Op. 28, Jakob Gimpel, Cambria
Prelude No. 12 in E sharp minor, Op. 28, Jorge Bolet, Philips
Prelude No. 4 in e minor, op. 28, Shera Cherkassky, Academy Sound & Vision
Prelude No. 4 in e minor, op. 28, Bela Davidovich, Philips
Prelude No. 4 in e minor, op. 28, Alfred Cortot, Philips
Impromptu No. 3 in g flat major, op. 29, William Kempff, London
Prelude No. 11 in B Major, op. 28, Robert Lortat, Dante
Prelude No. 11 in B Major, op. 28, Ann Schein, MSR Classics
Prelude No. 11 in B Major, op. 28, Martha Argerich, Philips
Prelude No. 11 in B Major, op. 28, Alfred Cortot, Philips
Prelude No. 17 in A flat Major, op. 28, Alfred Cortot, Philips
Prelude No. 24 in D minor, op. 28, Yuan Sheng, Piano Classics
Prelude No. 24 in D minor, op. 28, Jorge Bolet, Philips
Prelude No. 24 in D minor, op. 28, Martha Argerich, Philips

Comments [2]

Meredith from nyc

Thanks for another fascinating Chopin episode. The best thing on Wqxr. We think we know and love Chopin, but we do even more when we hear your programs.

I must say Kempff’s impromptu 3 was just so so, compared to the great one with Sofrinitsky you played in the past.

The last prelude, 24, was devastating. So was the Oscar Wilde quote at the end. Picture of Dorian Gray!

Dec. 03 2015 11:08 PM
Joelle Morrison from Staten Island

The quite wonderful 1995 film, "Persuasion," used much of Chopin's music in its soundtrack, and it was a perfect fit.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL852E0C7A2C90E03D

Dec. 03 2015 08:41 PM

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