Chopin: Concerto For Piano And Orchestra No. 2 In F Minor Op. 21 - N. Goerner & Sinfonia Varsovia, dir. L. Kuokman
A concerto in F minor, composed in 1829. Chopin dedicates this work in three movements to Countess Delphine Potocka.
While this is the second Piano Concerto released by Chopin, most of the music was written prior to his first Piano Concerto’s release. When only a mere twenty years, Frederic Chopin exhibited this Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in F minor Opus 21 in Warsaw in March 1830. In three movements, its structure resembles that of the Concerto No. 1: it opens with an orchestral tutti before the first maestoso movement where the orchestra showcases the ingenious soloist on the piano. The last movement of this concerto, uses popular Polish rhythms. After the premiere of this Concerto No. 2, a journalist wrote that Poles would one day be as proud of Chopin as the Germans of Mozart. Played by Sinfonia Varsovia, this piece is carried brilliantly by soloist Nelson Goerner and conducted by Lio Kuokman, who brings out the very best from his orchestra at the International Piano Festival of La Roque d'Anthéron, recorded in 2017.
- Sinfonia VarsoviaOrchestra
- Nelson GoernerPerformer