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Track(s) taken from CDA66597
Recording details: February 1992
St George's, Brandon Hill, United Kingdom
Release date: July 1992
Total duration: 6 minutes 56 seconds

'You will be hard pressed to find playing of such super-fine precision and sensitivity. This is undoubtedly one of the most crystalline and exclusive Chopin recitals I have heard for some time. Such pianism forbids even whispered comparisons' (Gramophone)

'One of the finest pianists of our time' (CDReview)

Polonaise in G flat major, KkIVa/8
composer
1829; published in 1870

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Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Polonaise No 16 in G flat major dates from the first half of 1829, sometime before Chopin left Warsaw for Vienna. First engraved in 1870, it was a work known to Chopin’s sister Louise (who listed it in her manuscript catalogue of his compositions). Niecks, however, felt compelled to question its authenticity: ‘Nothing but the composer’s autograph [lost] would convince one of the genuineness of the piece.’ By comparison with Chopin’s earlier attempts at the form, its ideas seem relatively leisurely and less short-winded.

from notes by Ates Orga © 1992


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