The year 2010 is the 200th birthday of composer/pianist Frederick Chopin. And on this CD we have the pianist Nelson Freire, one fine Chopin interpreter, present the beloved Nocturnes of Chopin. Freire is an acknowledged master of the keyboard, and his recordings have won numerous awards.
Nelson Freire’s new set of Chopin Nocturnes are wonderful. He has a great, direct style that is sincere, musical and containing great lyrical phrasing. With these Nocturnes he summons a lifelong love for music and for the piano, and he shows us that seemingly simple, unaffected playing, with a total absence of applied sophistication, can create the most moving impact.
For an emotional experience, and the ability to touch one’s heart, it’s hard to imagine a better set of Chopin Nocturnes than Nelson Freire’s interpretations.
Here is a short sample of Mr. Freire’s Chopin: