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ALEXANDRA DARIESCU PLAYS CHOPIN



On this page, Alexandra Dariescu plays Chopin, Schumann and Liszt. Here she plays the complete Chopin Préludes in a performance so outwadly simple and unfussy, that it take hearing a few of them before realizing that something very special is happening. This is music that I love and have have played all my life, and I thought I knew every nuance, every intimate detail. But when Alexandra Dariescu plays Chopin's Préludes, she brings such magic of her own to these pieces that I am prepared to state unequivocally that this recording belongs with the handful of great complete readings of Chopin's set of miniature masterpieces.

Unless otherwise indicated, these recordings most probably date from 2013.

Follow this link to hear Alexandra Dariescu play the music of Scarlatti, Tchaikovsky, Bartok, Szymanowski, Shostakovich and others



Chopin  Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op 22

live video




Chopin  24 Préludes, Op 28


1 Agitato in C major




2 Lento in A minor




3 Vivace in G minor




4 Largo in E minor




5 Molto allegro in D minor




6 Lento assai in B minor




7 Andantino in A major




8 Molto agitato in F minor




9 Largo in E major




10 Molto allegro in C minor




11 Vivace in B major




12 Presto in G minor




13 Lento in F minor




14 Allegro in E♭ minor




15 Sostenuto in D major




16 Presto con fuoco in B♭ minor




17 Allegretto in A major




18 Molto allegro in F minor




19 Vivace in E major




20 Largo in C minor




21 Cantabile in B♭ minor




22 Molto agitato in G minor




23 Moderato in F major




24 Allegro appassionato in D minor




Chopin  Prélude in C♯ minor, Op 45
[ Sostenuto ]




Chopin  Prélude, Op posth
[ Presto con leggerezza ]




Chopin  Ballade 4 in F minor, Op 52




Schumann  Abegg Variations, Op 1

2012 live video, London




Liszt  Ballade 2 in B minor, S 171

recorded in 2012




Wagner-Liszt  Isolde's Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde

recorded in 2012










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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