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Frederick Chopin Institute

Frederick Chopin Institute

The Real Chopin: a hugely significant series of recordings made on instruments of the composer's day. Every pianist here offers something special, but I've particularly enjoyed the mixed recitals by Janusz Olejniczak (NIFCCD 008 & 011) and Kevin Kenner (NIFCCD 010), and the narrative lyricism and drama Nelson Goerner brings to the Ballades (NIFCCD 003). Goerner finds a freshness in such pieces as the Rondo à la Krakowiak (NIFCCD 009), and Dang Thai Son's approach to the concertos is full of lively imagination and poetic delicacy (NIFCCD 004). (BBC Music Magazine, February 2010)