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Chopin: Complete Mazurkas / Andrew Rangell

Release Date: 11/11/2016
Label: Steinway & Sons Catalog #: 30071
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin Performer:  Andrew Rangell

In Chopin's varied output, the mazurka is the most abundantly represented genre, in which Chopin permitted himself an astonishing range of expression. He took this national dance, developed it, enlarged it and hung upon it his choicest melodies, his most piquant harmonies. His Mazurkas are epigrammatie, fluctuating, bizarre, tender, precise and vertiginous and while other composers have written in this dance form, none has made the same mark as Chopin. In this release, Andrew Rangell brilliantly explores the repertoire that lived so close to Chopin's heart. In Chopin's varied output, the mazurka is the most abundantly represented genre, in which Chopin permitted himself an astonishing range of expression. He took this national dance, developed it, enlarged it and hung upon it his choicest melodies, his most piquant harmonies. His Mazurkas are epigrammatie, fluctuating, bizarre, tender, precise and vertiginous and while other composers have written in this dance form, none has made the same mark as Chopin. In this release, Andrew Rangell brilliantly explores the repertoire that lived so close to Chopin's heart. Read less