Pires Plays Chopin

Pianist Maria Joao Pires has a new CD out that you might want to explore:

Chopin: Piano Concerto and Nocturnes


Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21, with the Sinfonia Varsovia, Christopher Warren-Green conducting.

Nocturnes (2), Op. 27

Nocturne No. 14 in F sharp minor, Op. 48 No. 2

Nocturnes (3) Op. 9

Nocturne No. 20 in C sharp minor, Op. post.

Performed by Maria João Pires (piano)


This well-known performer in the piano world, has an extraordinarily modest, charming personality – focused on the music, devoted to deeply understanding it – has performed three times during the ‘Chopin and His Europe Festival’ at the invitation of the Fryderyk Chopin Institute.

The recordings on this album include selections and 2014 performed at a recital including, among other items, the Nocturnes presented here.

I like a presentation of completely different compositions, which nonetheless form an extraordinarily coherent artistic whole. These are wonderful creations displaying the most beautiful side of pianistic art.

Here is Ms Pires, performing the second movement from Chopin’s piano concerto number 2:


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