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Friday, January 1, 2010

Brana Records Chopin Anniversary Edition

BRANA RECORDS COLLECTION VOLUME 3

1st March 2010 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Fryderyk Chopin. In celebration of this anniversary Brana Records is proud to present Brana Records Collection Volume 3 featuring esteemed pianist Felicja Blumental.

This box set features three CDs of outstanding composition and performance and is a must-have collection for all music lovers.

CD 1 BR0010 Chopin: Piano Concerto in F minor Op 21 plus Chopin Scherzos Nos 1, 2, 3 and 4

CD 2 BR0017 Chopin: 17 Waltzes

CD 3 BR0018 Chopin: 8 Waltzes, 5 Nocturnes and 4 Polonaises

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Reviews for Brana Records

ĶBlumentals playing is notable for its flowing clarity while remaining authoritativeĶ

ĶHer Chopin is full of character, cavalier sometimes perhaps, but with superb control of rubato coupled with a fine sense of humour and a sparkle in the eye - a potent combinationĶ

ĶRubinstein was a pearl, Felicja also!...

ĶHer Chopin is full of character, cavalier sometimes perhaps, but with superb control of rubato coupled with a fine sense of humour and a sparkle in the eye - a potent combinationĶ.

ĶShe can turn in a scale of breathtaking accuracy and delicacy that reminds me of Sviatoslav RichterĶ.

ĶBlumenthal gives a big, masterful performance of the Tchaikovsky, and on the whole handles the lyrical elements with tasteful feelingĶ [Gramophone]

ĶThis is Chopin playing of the highest orderĶ..these performances positively fizz with character, wit and vitality. Felicja Blumental is at least as convincing as (and perhaps stylistically closest to) Rubinsteins last set on RCAĶ [MusicWeb]










About Brana Records


Brana Records is dedicated to the restoration of the wonderful rare recordings by the Polish/Brazilian pianist, Felicja Blumental. In addition to recording well known masterpieces such as the piano concertos of Grieg and Rachmaninoff, Felicja Blumental was a champion of lesser known early 19th century piano works by composers such as Clementi, Hoffmeister, Ries, Kuhlau, Czerny and solo piano music by Spanish and Portuguese Baroque composers as well as being a champion of the music of Chopin.

Many of these recordings are now released on Brana Records and all CD covers feature the fine art prints of Felicja Blumental's husband, Markus Mizne. http://www.markusmizne.com/

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