Louis Lortie - Louis Lortie Plays Chopin, Vol. 1 (2010)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 79:25 minutes | 1.27 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
In the era of the great romantic pianists, it used to be the fashion at piano recitals to offer an improvisation in the same key as that of the piece that was scheduled to follow, in order to get the audience ‘in the mood’. To compensate for this lost art, I have thought of always playing one of the nocturnes before a major piano composition by Chopin. It makes these nocturnes appear more like an improvisation, to serve as counterweight to the very dense content of the Ballades, Scherzos, and Sonatas. This practice transfers smoothly the logic of a piano recital to a CD and makes more sense by allowing the listener to enjoy the contents in one stretch’ writes Louis Lortie on his concept for the album.