Auto boutiques-francophones Simple and secure cloud storage SmartSaver Kitchen Kindle Music Deals Store SGG Countdown to Cyber Monday in Lawn & Garden
Kissin Plays Chopin-the V... has been added to your Cart
+ CDN$ 3.49 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by momox ca
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery. For DVDs please check region code before ordering.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Kissin Plays Chopin-the Verb Import

Price: CDN$ 24.95 & FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25. Details
Temporarily out of stock.
Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item.
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
12 new from CDN$ 8.28 3 used from CDN$ 4.70

Product Details

  • Audio CD (Oct. 30 2006)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Sony Import
  •  Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?

1. "Polonaise in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 26, No. 1"
2. "Polonaise in E-Flat Minor, Op. 26, No. 2"
3. "Impromptu in A-Flat Major, Op. 29"
4. "Impromptu in F-Sharp Major, Op. 36"
5. "Impromptu in G-Flat Major, Op. 51"
6. "Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 66"
7. "Polonaise in C Minor, Op. 40, No. 2"
8. "Polonaise in A-Flat Major, Op. 53"

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 1 review
Chopin & Kissin - a wondrous memento from Verbier ! June 21 2010
By P. Adrian - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Some two decades ago, Evgeny Kissin emerged on the international platform as the unmatched child prodigy of the famous Russian piano school. From his very first concerts, his dazzling virtuosity amazed audiences worldwide and allowed him to develop a top performing career. Still a teenager, he instantly became a piano superstar, being invited to perform along with the most famous orchestras in the world (such as Berlin, Vienna, New York, London, Sankt Petersburg or Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestras, `Philharmonia' London, Boston Symphony, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, London Symphony) under legendary conductors (among them Karajan, Maazel, Ozawa, Abbado, Giulini, Mehta, Muti, Barenboim, Sir Georg Solti, Ashkenazy, Jansons, Sir Colin Davis, Gergiev, Levine, Temirkanov, and many others). Prestigious international festivals have ever since hosted his sold-out recitals. Renowned labels have been restlessly issuing sparkling recordings featuring this uneven keyboard talent.

Now in his thirties, losing none of his phenomenal technical skills but deepening his insight and enriching the musical side of his renditions, Evgeny Kissin is regarded as one of the major artists for ages, a soloist in great demand with all major musical venues where always his appearances are eagerly anticipated. The CD under consideration here is such an example, taken live from the Verbier festival in 2004, as Kissin offered to a great acclaim an all-Chopin programme comprising Polonaises and Impromptus. What one can note listening to this recording (mastered with great care for the sound by RCA Red Seal technicians) is that - coming of age - Kissin's playing gained a mellow grandeur proving a fabulous laying in the Chopinesque mood, a compelling sense of this wonderful music throughout. And, not last, a genuine pleasure to play such a great music. A vivid display of forces - consisting of bold arpeggios, daunting chords, incredible runs on the keyboard, a well balanced rubato - is put by Kissin in the service of this wondrous music by the Polish bard. The Polonaises effectively overwhelm the listener with fabulous tensions and glaring fireworks, interspersing prowess and grief solace in patriotic upsurges (how can be otherwise regarded the mighty and haunting Polonaise `Heroique' op. 53 with its uplifting themes). The Impromptus, on the other hand, are delicate confessions, rather exercises or playful explorations of sweet harmonies and fresh melodic lines. What a marvel the Fantasie-Impromptu in Kissin's hands!

Don't miss this enchanting recording by Kissin, a truly souvenir from Verbier Festival!

Look for similar items by category