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A programme of Chopin and Bach—including a new transcription by Vikingur Ólafsson—representing music close to the soul of the performer.
Listening to Pogorelić playing Chopin’s 3rd Scherzo at the Chopin competition, Gould keeping me company in the middle of the night with the B flat minor Prelude and Fugue or Sokolov performing the rarely played Impromptu in London have been defining moments in my life, in childhood, adolescence and adulthood. Every piece on this album has a similar story of inspiration and hope for me. Choosing the photo of mini me for the cover is my, perhaps slightly melodramatic, way of recognising that without this music, these musicians, the miracle of the 88 keys of a piano and a recording studio, my life would have been a pale imitation of the miracle that it has turned out to be.
James Rhodes © 2023