plays CHOPIN
Product Details
Label: Piano Productions Recordings
Release Date:  December 9, 1997
Catalog Number:  PPR 0211
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1-8.  Variations on the Duet La ci darem la mano from Mozart's Don Giovanni,
Op. 2
9.  Nocturne in B-flat Minor, Op. 9 No.1
10.  Nocturne in E-flat Major, Op. 9 No. 2
11.  Grande Valse Brillante in E-flat Major, Op. 18
12.  Impromptu No. 1 in A-flat Major, Op. 29    
13.  Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, Op. 47
14.  Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Op. 60
15.  Waltz in C-sharp Minor, Op. 64 No. 2
16.  Waltz in D-flat Major, Op. 64 No. 1 "Minute"
17.  Berceuse in D-flat Major, Op. 57
18.  Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp Minor, Op. 66
19.  Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 39
Track Listings
Album Description
On this recording American pianist Richard Dowling performs important
piano works spanning the lifetime of Frederic Chopin (1810-1849). From
his early virtuosic style to the lyric and masterful style of his adult years,
Chopin's genius is presented here in a disc of familiar and not-so-familiar
works that will appeal to music lovers as well as serious classical music
The Singapore Business Times
"Capturing the true essence of Chopin, pianist Richard Dowling conveyed poetry in
the works. Here, clearly, is a pianist of high ideals as he approached every work with
utmost attention to detail in balance, phrasing and pedalling. More importantly, his
efficient technique was unfailingly musical and even the most daunting technical
passages were transformed into objects of beauty. Dowling had something personal to
say and impressed with impeccable control of colours and textures...he received a
standing ovation and left the audience craving for more at the end."
Editorial Reviews
Liner Notes
Produced by James C. Li
Digitally recorded August 13, 1997 at Young Musicians Society, Singapore
Engineering & Editing:  Steven Goh - Hollywood Recording Studio
Piano Technician:  Alvin Wee - Piano Music Galleria
Photos:  Christian Steiner, New York
Portrait of Chopin by Eugene Delacroix, Musee Louvre, Paris
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