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Chopin: Nocturnes

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  • NY Times Picks Ivan Moravec's "Astonishing" Chopin Nocturnes, "An Essential Document," for Chopin Bicentennial

    The New York Times is celebrating the Chopin bicentennial with its critics picks of standout recordings of the composer's works. Times critic Steve Smith selects Ivan Moravec's performance of Chopin Nocturnes, reissued by Nonesuch in 1991. "Even by modern standards the recorded sound is astonishing," says Smith. Moravec's "extraordinary dynamic shading and gracious shaping of each gemlike work lift his account above a crowded field: truly, this is an essential document."

About this Album

This recording of Chopin's nocturnes by Czech pianist Ivan Moravec, originally released in 1966 and reissued on CD by Nonesuch in 1991, is "astonishing," raves the New York Times. Moravec's "extraordinary dynamic shading and gracious shaping of each gemlike work lift his account above a crowded field: truly, this is an essential document."

Credits

MUSICIANS
Ivan Moravec, piano

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by E. Alan Silver
Recorded April 1965, St. Paul’s Chapel at Columbia University, New York
Recording Engineer: David B. Jones
Recorded November 1965, Mozartsaal in the Konzerthaus, Vienna
Recording Engineer: Mario Mizzaro
Mastering: E. Alan Silver

Cover photograph: Joseph Sterling

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