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February 17, 2019

Goldmine1 Paul McCartney limited ‘Egypt Station Traveller’s Edition’ confirmed

Paul McCartney ‘Egypt Station Traveller’s Edition,’ will officially be released May 10 via Capitol Records.

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Freya Parr Five essential works by Chopin

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Polonaises

Poland’s national dance is a stately affair, but in Chopin’s hands, it become a passionate statement about his home country. Start with the A-major Polonaise.

Recommended recording:
Maurizio Pollini, Martha Argerich, Anatol Ugorski (piano) DG 477 5430

https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/1gAU8fHpTCco6SgNnsR5tm

 

Etudes

Chopin’s two books of studies test and stretch a player’s advanced technique. But the music contains depth and feeling.

Recommended recording:
Murray Perahia (piano)
Sony SK61885

https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/5kUpAX73fnNouo85H5D3MK

 

Waltzes

Singularly unimpressed with the Viennese ballroom scene, Chopin set about composing his own waltzes, published in 1819, which contain abandon, but a certain wistfulness too.

Recommended recording:
Ingrid Fliter (piano)
EMI 698 3512

https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/2HQSsgsFKWZu0xGfocNkfQ

 

Piano Concerto No. 1

Composed shortly before he left Poland, Chopin shows his gift for long-arching melodic lines and filigree piano writing. The second movement, in particular, is ravishing.

Recommended recording:
Krystian Zimerman (piano), Polish Festival Orchestra
DG 459 6842

https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/6VihhA5em01r0pkom28mNb

 

Ballades

Chopin puts his heart and soul into these astonishingly powerful works. Don’t be fooled by the title ‘Ballade’ – all four of them contain music of extreme drama and energy, as well as tenderness and lyricism.

Recommended recording:
Evgeny Kissin (piano)
RCA 09026632592

https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/7F9yPlZ9jqV5fxpP3Qf0R1

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Lester Young in the 1940s

Saxophonist Lester Young’s recordings from the 1940s, after leaving the Count Basie Band

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On this Day February 17, 2005

A 1965 Fender Stratocaster guitar belonging to Jimi Hendrix sold for £100,000 at an auction in London. Other Hendrix items sold included a poem written two weeks after his appearance at the
Monterey Pop Festival which went for £10,000 and the first Jimi Hendrix Experience’s single ‘Hey Joe’, signed by all the band sold for £2,000.

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