The Chopin Collection

"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)

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.

Artist

Rita Reichman

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.


Press quotes

“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

Audio preview

Track Listing

  1. Scherzo No. 2 in B♭ Minor Op.31 Frédéric Chopin
  2. Berceuse Op. 57 Frédéric Chopin
  3. Grande Waltz Brillante in A♭ Major Op. 34 No.1 Frédéric Chopin
  4. Barcarolle Op. 60 Frédéric Chopin
  5. Fantaisie - Impromptu in C♯ Minor Op. 66 Frédéric Chopin
  6. Ballade No. 1 in G Minor Op. 23 Frédéric Chopin
  7. Nocturne in D♭ Major Op. 27 No. 2 Frédéric Chopin
  8. Andante Spianato & Grande Polonaise in E♭ Major Op. 22 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

The Chopin Collection 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
Producer
Maria Vandamme
Engineer
Richard Girvan
Release date
1998
Copyright
© 1998 Move Records
Phonogram
℗ 1998 Move Records
Categories
Classical, Keyboard
Catalogue number
MD 3214
Alternate catalogue number
MD3214
Barcode
EAN 9314574321425