Over the years, several performers have waited for further musical maturity before they played certain compositions. Some deferred playing certain Beethoven sonatas. Others have delayed playing particular music by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Recently I learned that pianist David Fray has not played any of Chopin’s music for the past 15 years. As such. I was interested in a recent new recording by David Fray in which he performs a collection of Impromptus, Mazurkas, Nocturnes, and a Waltz by Chopin.
I especially like the diversity of the pieces, because I generally do not enjoy hearing 14 waltzes in a row, or 7 Impromptus, if there are that many. This collection includes just one waltz!
Here is Mr. Fray in an amazing performance of the Chopin Nocturne Opus 48, number 1: