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Track(s) taken from CDA66597

Polonaise in G minor, KKIIa/1

1817; published the same year in Warsaw

Nikolai Demidenko (piano)
Recording details: February 1992
St George's, Brandon Hill, United Kingdom
Release date: July 1992
Total duration: 2 minutes 1 seconds

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Garrick Ohlsson (piano)


'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)
Charmingly elegant creations of a seven-year-old, Polonaise No 11 in G minor and Polonaise No 12 in B flat major date from 1817, the former (Chopin’s earliest known piece) being published in Warsaw around the time of its composition, the latter in Cracow in January 1934 (in a facsimile of a copy written out by the composer’s father).

from notes by Ateş Orga © 1992

La Polonaise no11 en sol mineur et la Polonaise no12 en si bémol majeur datent de 1817. Elégantes et charmantes créations d’un enfant de sept ans, la première fut publiée à Varsovie au moment de sa composition (c’est la première œuvre connue de Chopin), tandis que la seconde ne le fut qu’en janvier 1934, à Cracovie (sous la forme d’un fac-similé d’une copie faite par le père du compositeur).

extrait des notes rédigées par Ateş Orga © 1992
Français: Alain Midoux

Die Polonaisen Nr.11 in g-Moll und Nr.12 in B-Dur, reizvoll elegante Schöpfungen eines Siebenjhrigen, sind 1817 entstanden. Die g-Moll-Polonaise (Chopins ältestes bekanntes Werk) wurde in etwa zum Zeitpunkt ihrer Komposition in Warschau veröffentlicht, die in B-Dur im Januar 1934 in Krakau (als Faksimile einer vom Vater des Komponisten erstellten Kopie).

aus dem Begleittext von Ateş Orga © 1992
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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Chopin: The Complete Works
CDS44351/6616CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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