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CHOPIN BARCAROLLE III



You will find even more performances on this page entitled Chopin Barcarolle III.  Some of the best are to be found here as well as I have presented the pianists in their chronological order, so be sure to look for more of your favorites below.

I have just come upon the recordings by Nikolaj Orloff, John Bell Young (the 1997 performance which is to my ear vastly superior to the previously included 1995 performance), George Walker and Cyril Smith, and add them to my favorites too.r

Also on this page is a recording by Angela Lear, perhaps the greatest of the unsung performers of Chopin.  Unlike the Majority of pianists who claim not to have the time to consult Chopin's original manuscripts, Ms. Lear has done so.  Her performances of Chopin are Among the very finest I know, and at her hands the structure of each piece made transparent.  Pity the recorded sound of the Chopin Barcarolle video is so poor, but her CDs of the complete works of Chopin hold a prized position in my collection.

If you want to compare a performance on this page with one on one of the other Chopin Barcarolle pages, use these links: Chopin Barcarolle and Chopin Barcarolle II.



MARTHA ARGERICH
Argentine pianist (b 1941)

recorded in 1960




IDIL BIRET
Turkish pianist (b 1941)




MAURIZIO POLLINI
Italian pianist (b 1942)


recorded live in 1990



and another



recorded live in 2011

(preceded by Prelude Op 45)




DANIEL BARENBOIM
Argentine-born Israeli pianist (b 1942)

recorded in 2011




RICHARD GOODE
American pianist (b 1943)




NELSON FREIRE
Brazilian pianist (b 1944)


recorded live in 2000



recorded live in 2009




ANGELA LEAR
contemporary English pianist




CYPRIEN KATSARIS
French-Cypriot pianist (b 1951)

recorded live in 1999




MASSIMILIANO DAMERINI
Italian pianist (b 1951)

recorded live in 2005




JOHN BELL YOUNG
American Pianist (b 1953)


recorded live in 1995



recorded live in 1997




KRYSTIAN ZIMERMAN
Polish pianist (b 1956)




MIKHAIL PLETNEV
Russian pianist (b 1957)




DANG THAI SON
Vietnamese Pianist (b 1958)

recorded in 1980




MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN
Canadian pianist (b 1961)




JONATHAN PLOWRIGHT
contemporary English pianist

video recorded in 2007




ROBERTO POLI
contemporary Italian pianist

recorded live in 2008




ELIZABETH SOMBART
contemporary French pianist

recorded live in 2008




EVGENY KISSIN
Russian pianist (b 1971)




KAREN KORNIENKO
Russian pianist (b 1974)

video recorded in 2008




VICTORIA DONDYSH
contemporary Russian Pianist




EVGENI BOZHANOV
Bulgarian pianist (b 1984)

recorded at the 2010 Chopin Competition




RAFAL BLECHACZ
Polish pianist (b 1985)




YULIANNA AVDEEVA
Russian pianist (b 1985)

recorded in 2012




FRANÇOIS DUMONT
French Pianist (b 1985)

video recorded in 2010




DANIIL TRIFONOV
Russian pianist (b 1991)

recorded at the 2011 Arthur Rubinstein Piano Master Competition










For those of you who enjoy murder mysteries, here is my first with a strong musical polemic as background

Murder in the House of the Muse

which is also available as an audiobook.



And this is the more recently published second mystery in the series:

Murder Follows the Muse



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