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Wydawnictwo: ABC Classics
Nr katalogowy: ABC 4764836
Nośnik: 1 CD
Data wydania: lipiec 2012
Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2
ABC Classics - ABC 4764836
Ewa Kupiec, piano
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra / Sebastian Lang-Lessing
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra / Christopher Seaman
Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor Op.11 (1830)
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor Op.21 (1829)
Polish pianist Ewa Kupiec studied in Warsaw at the Chopin Academy and in London at the Royal Academy of Music. With an extensive and acclaimed discography, she regularly performs at the world’s leading festivals and with major orchestras including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and the Warsaw Philharmonic. She feels a close connection with the music of Chopin and is a champion of Polish composers including Władysław Szpilman’s whose music she recorded for Sony’s release of the movie The Pianist. Her prizewinning recordings include works by Lutoslawski, Szymanowsky and Paderewski. She is widely recognised as one of Europe’s most dedicated interpreters of contemporary music.
Chopin’s keyboard works call for the pianist to take the virtuosic demands in their stride whilst at the same time conveying the eloquence in the melodic line. In these Chopin recordings she proves the perfect exponent, her poetic cultivation perfectly suiting this repertoire. Where asked for, Kupiec has the pre-requisite (and considerable) finger power combined with infinitely nuanced phrase endings adjusting her sonority and colour of tone with deft aplomb.
Ewa Kupiec’s concert highlights in the summer and fall of 2012 include appearances with the Gewandhausorchester in June, in Ireland the West Cork Chamber Music Festival and the Rheingau Festival in Germany in July, and in October concerts with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and in Frankfurt an engagement with Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester.