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Topic: Seeking recordings: Frankl plays Chopin ballades and polonaises  (Read 4755 times)

Offline josh h

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Hi,

Can anyone suggest a place where I can purchase or acquire CD or mp3 (or other PC-based formats) recordings of Peter Frankl playing Chopin's ballades and polonaises?

I purchased these recordings about 20 years ago on cassette tapes.  Needless to say, I don't have a tape deck anymore (and even if I did, I listened to the tapes so often that they're damaged by now).

I rarely hear anyone talk about Frankl's performances of these works, but to me they are the best I've ever heard.  The piano he's playing has a beautiful warm tone with no tinniness.  His playing is brisk and contains the needed technique to execute these pieces, but is not rushed.  Perhaps most importantly, he plays the pieces "straight" - without over-exaggerated changes in tempo or dynamics - and lets the music in these masterpieces speak for itself.

I've searched iTunes and Amazon.  I've looked in record stores.  I've done google searches.  All with no results.

Any guidance or suggestions welcome.  Thoughts on these recordings are also welcome.

Thanks,
Josh

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Re: Seeking recordings: Frankl plays Chopin ballades and polonaises
Reply #1 on: January 21, 2011, 01:29:20 AM
Happily, I was able to find what I sought - via youtube!  Who knew?

Offline ch101

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Re: Seeking recordings: Frankl plays Chopin ballades and polonaises
Reply #2 on: February 20, 2011, 12:13:03 AM
horowitz for the polonaises
zimerman for the ballades
Pieces I am working on
Complete Chopin mazurkas
Pictures at an Exhibition
Beethoven Pathetique sonata
Schumann Papilions
 

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