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Chopin: Nocturnes

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  • 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."

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    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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Artist Name: 
Ivan Moravec
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Release Date: 
Friday, March 22, 1991 - 05:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

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."

Description: 

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."

ProductionCredits: 

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

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79233

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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78
ns_album_id: 
239
ns_album_releasedate: 
Friday, March 1, 1991 - 05:00
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0
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0
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597923322BUN
Price: 
19.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
603497107469
Price: 
12.00
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Ivan Moravec, piano

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