Chopin Showcase

Ian Holtham, Piano. The genesis of this recording was to assemble a number of the composer's most attractive and original works as a mark of homage to one of the most outstandingly innovative and important composers for the piano who has ever lived.

This CD was released on 1 March 2010 which marked the bicentenary of Chopin's birth. It contains a unique compilation: everything that Chopin ever wrote involving the designations, fantasy and impromptu, works into which he poured both love and intensity.

In addition the recording includes the only work in which Chopin composed in every key, creating a sound world to characterise every tonality: the magical and comprehensive preludes Opus 28, Chopin's own homage to Bach.

Artist

Ian Holtham

Ian Holtham is one of the most distinguished and highly regarded pianists and pedagogues in Australia and his performances of the great Classical and Romantic repertoire have played to packed houses and rave reviews for many years.


Press quote

“One of the more lasting celebrations of Chopin's 200th birthday comes in this solid exploration of the master piano composer's work.”

— Clive O'Connell , The Age 48 Hours

Audio previews

Track Listing

    24 Préludes, Op. 28 Frédéric Chopin

  1. No. 1 in C major - Agitato
  2. No. 2 in A minor - Lento
  3. No. 3 in G major - Vivace
  4. No. 4 in E minor - Largo
  5. No. 5 in D major - Allegro molto
  6. No. 6 in B minor - Lento assai
  7. No. 7 in A major - Andantino
  8. No. 8 in F sharp minor - Molto agitato
  9. No. 9 in E major - Largo
  10. No. 10 in C sharp minor - Allegro molto
  11. No. 11 in B major - Vivace
  12. No. 12 in G sharp minor - Presto
  13. No. 13 in F sharp major - Lento
  14. No. 14 in E flat minor - Allegro
  15. No. 15 in D flat major - Sostenuto
  16. No. 16 in B flat minor - Presto con fuoco
  17. No. 17 in A flat major - Allegretto
  18. No. 18 in F minor - Allegro molto
  19. No. 19 in E flat major - Vivace
  20. No. 20 in C minor - Largo
  21. No. 21 in B flat major - Cantabile
  22. No. 22 in G minor - Molto agitato
  23. No. 23 in F major - Moderato
  24. No. 24 in D minor - Allegro appassionato
  25. Fantasy in F minor, Op. 49 Frédéric Chopin
  26. Impromptu No. 1 in A flat major, Op. 29 Frédéric Chopin
  27. Impromptu No. 2 in F sharp major, Op. 36 Frédéric Chopin
  28. Impromptu No. 3 in G flat major, Op. 51 Frédéric Chopin
  29. Fantasy-Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op. post. 66 Frédéric Chopin
  30. Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat major, Op. 61 Frédéric Chopin

Performers

Composer

Frédéric Chopin

Frédéric François Chopin was a Polish composer, virtuoso pianist, and music teacher. He was one of the great masters of Romantic music and has been called "the poet of the piano".


Where to buy

Chopin Showcase can be purchased online through Buywell Just Classical or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

This title is also available in (or can be ordered through) many fine music retailers across Australia, including Thomas’, Discurio and Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Engineer
Thomas Grubb
Venue
Melba Hall
Release date
April 2010
Copyright
© 2010 Move Records
Phonogram
℗ 2010 Move Records
Categories
Classical, Keyboard
Catalogue number
MD 3336
Alternate catalogue number
MD3336
Barcode
EAN 9314574333626