New CD of the Week | Chopin: The Complete Waltzes

 

Stephen Hough has a unique affinity for Frederic Chopin, whose music has always been a central part of his repertoire, as we find on Chopin: The Complete Waltzes. His earlier Chopin recordings for Hyperion garnered huge critical acclaim. Hough’s name has become synonymous with pianistic elegance, flawless technique and immense musicianship.  He has become globally renowned for his engaging and refined Chopin interpretations. 

 

Of course, Chopin's most famous waltzes grace Chopin: The Complete Waltzes.  Piano fans will also be delighted to discover his unpublished waltzes in this collection.  In all, Hough convinces us all over again why Chopin brought a new level of sophistication to this popular dance form.  The considerable wit and charm these works require are qualities ideally suited to Hough’s expression.


These illuminating and compelling performances are not to be missed.