The Chopin Collection
Rita's impeccable connections with Chopin give her playing and interpretation an uncommon integrity and authority.
Rita's impeccable connections with Chopin commenced very early in Rita's life when she had the opportunity to study with Mieczyslaw Horszowski whose mother had been a student of Chopin, Karol Mikuli. Her other connection with Chopin was through another teacher Jorge Bolet, whose teacher Rosenthal was also a Mikuli student. This heritage helps to give her playing and interpretation an uncommon integrity and authority.
Chopin has always been something of a paradox. As one of the great composers he, unlike many of the others, is singular in writing almost exclusively for one medium - the piano, and here Rita Reichman's gives stunning performances of Chopin's master works.
Many of the world's finest pianists became specialists in interpreting one composer or period, but Rita Reichman is outstanding for the breadth of her repertoire. Her concerti include Ravel, Bartok, Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Schumann.
“a profound musical understanding and a most proficient technique.”
— Rudolf Serkin,
“This first CD - the first, we plead, of many - stamps her as one of the coming big names of world pianism.”
— Kim Lockwood, Herald Sun
“passionately committed to the music she plays ... characterful readings.”
— Tony Way, The Age - Green Guide
- Scherzo No. 2 in B Flat Minor, Op. 31 Frédéric Chopin
- Berceuse, Op. 57 Frédéric Chopin
- Grande Waltz Brillante in A Flat Major, Op. 34 No. 1 Frédéric Chopin
- Barcarolle, Op. 60 Frédéric Chopin
- Fantaisie - Impromptu in C Sharp Minor, Op. 66 Frédéric Chopin
- Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23 Frédéric Chopin
- Nocturne in D Flat Major, Op. 27 No. 2 Frédéric Chopin
- Andante Spianato & Grande Polonaise in E Flat Major, Op. 22 Frédéric Chopin
- Rita Reichman · piano
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".