EMIL von SAUER PLAYS CHOPIN




Emil von Sauer plays Chopin with a subtlety and delicacy unusual in a pianist born in the 1860s. There are not the usual excesses of rubato or tempo. The music speaks gently and directly to the listener without any the insertion of the pianist's personality or his desire to leave his own imprint on the performance. Even the dramatic Op 25~12 is free of any tendency to help the music make its point.




Chopin Berceuse in D♭ major, Op 57
recorded ca 1925







Bolero, Op 19
recorded in 1940







Etude in E major, Op 10~3
recorded ca 1928







Etude in F minor, Op 25~2
recorded in 1941







Etude in C minor, Op 25~12
recorded ca 1928







Impromptu 2 in F♯ major, Op 36
recorded ca 1930







Fantaisie-Impromptu, Op 66
recorded in 1928







Nocturne in E♭ major, Op 9~2
recorded in 1940







Waltz in F major, Op 34~3
recorded in 1940







Waltz in A♭ major, Op 42
recorded in 1928







Waltz in C♯ minor, Op 64~2
recorded in 1923







Waltz in E minor, Op posth
recorded ca 1925















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