Benjamin Grosvenor – Chopin Piano Concertos (2020) [FLAC 24bit, 96 kHz]

Benjamin Grosvenor - Chopin Piano Concertos (2020) [FLAC 24bit, 96 kHz] Download

Artist: Benjamin Grosvenor
Album: Chopin Piano Concertos
Genre: Classical
Release Date: 2020
Audio Format:: FLAC (tracks) 24bit, 96 kHz
Duration: 01:10:22
Total Tracks: 6
Total Size: 1,14 GB

Tracklist:

01. Benjamin Grosvenor – I. Allegro maestoso (19:07)
02. Benjamin Grosvenor – II. Romance. Larghetto (09:46)
03. Benjamin Grosvenor – III. Rondo. Vivace (09:32)
04. Benjamin Grosvenor – I. Maestoso (14:09)
05. Benjamin Grosvenor – II. Larghetto (09:11)
06. Benjamin Grosvenor – III. Allegro vivace (08:34)

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British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor presents a new recording of two concerto favourites: Chopin’s Piano Concertos Nos.1 and 2, released on 21st February 2020 on Decca Classics. Recorded with Elim Chan and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO), the record marks Benjamin’s fifth album on Decca Classics, following the hugely successful Homages in 2016, and is his first orchestral album since 2012.The unconventional character that is Benjamin Grosvenor delivers us a very personal version of these two essential works of the piano repertoire. The first Brit to have signed an exclusive contract with Decca Classics in sixty years, he first made his name in 2004 when he won the Keyboard section of BBC Young Musician of the Year, thus throwing the doors open to an international career. Produced alongside the talented young conductor from Hong Kong Elim Chan, the musical director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, this new album dedicated to Chopin revisits the young British prodigy’s first musical loves. It was following a very successful concert with Elim Chan that they decided to record the Piano concertos by Chopin together.

In this fifth album (for Decca), it’s Grosvenor’s virtuosity and ability to make the instrument sing that allow him to fully express his favourite music. “Chopin was the first composer to whom I felt a strong connection to as a child. I have always been drawn to his music, and his piano concertos are among some of the finest in the repertoire”, he says. Other than his already legendary sound and the expert way he strikes a balance between the different acoustic levels, his vision underlines the dreamy romanticism that delicately envelops the two concertos by the then-20-year-old Polish composer. – François Hudry

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