Frederic Chopin Edition Vol. 1 – Ballades

Frederic Chopin Edition Vol. 1 – Ballades

4 Ballades, 4 Impromptus, Bolero


“Have you ever imagined what Chopin might sound like when played in the style of Glenn Gould’s Bach? Well, here’s your chance to find out! Eugéne Mursky’s highly analytical, compulsively detailed performances X-ray the works down to their linear skeletons, uncovering inner voices and hidden melodies within flurries of passagework that even Josef Hofmann and Shura Cherkassky couldn’t divine. Forget about narrative sweep, rhythmic life, heartfelt lyricism, and any other characteristics that characterize “normal” Chopin playing” – Classics Today

Audio/mp3 examples from this album:

Ballade No.1 in g minor, op.23 1-01 Ballade No. 1 In G Minor, Op. 23
Ballade No.4 in f minor, op.52 1-04 Ballade No. 4 In F Minor, Op. 52
Fantasie-Impromptu in c-sharp minor, op. posth.66 1-08 Impromptu No. 4 In G-Sharp Minor, Op. 66

Profil/Edition Guenter Haenssler 2005

Photo: Ruediger Schestag