Chopin: Late Masterpieces

Chopin: Late Masterpieces

by Stephen HoughStephen Hough


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Stephen Hough joins the celebrations for Chopin's 200th birthday with a disc containing much of the composer's most extraordinary music, written in the last years of his life where the expressive possibilities of his art were constantly unfolding and he imbued his favored forms with previously unknown levels of complexity and emotional depth.

This disc includes the intoxicatingly ornamented Berceuse Op. 57 and the sublime Barcarolle in F sharp major as well as the Polonaise-Fantasy in A flat major and the towering Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor. Also included are two late Nocturnes that demonstrate how Chopin's art had evolved since he first composed in that genre in his youth.

The program is completed by a selection of Mazurkas, each a tiny jewel, containing no less mastery than their larger counterparts, and providing moving sonic evidence of the contemplative profundity of Chopin's late style. Stephen Hough's extraordinarily sensitive playing is informed by his limitless technique and engaging musical imagination. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 04/13/2010
Label: Hyperion Uk
UPC: 0034571177649
catalogNumber: 67764
Rank: 102091


  1. Berceuse for piano in D flat major, Op. 57, CT. 7
  2. Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58, CT. 203
  3. Nocturne for piano No. 18 in E major, Op. 62/2, CT. 125
  4. Nocturne for piano No. 17 in B major, Op. 62/1, CT. 124
  5. Polonaise-fantasy for piano No. 7 in A flat major, Op. 61, CT. 156
  6. Mazurka for piano No. 49 in F minor, Op. 68/4, CT. 99
  7. Mazurka for piano No. 41 in C sharp minor, Op. 63/3, CT. 91
  8. Mazurka for piano No. 45 in A minor, Op. 67/4, CT. 95
  9. Mazurka for piano No. 40 in F minor, Op. 63/2, CT. 90
  10. Barcarolle for piano in F sharp major, Op. 60, CT. 6

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