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CHOPIN // The great Polonaises

Pascal Amoyel,

Since his 2004 recording of the Chopin Nocturnes, Pascal Amoyel has further developed his view of the composer’s music.

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For the Nocturnes, Chopin is thinking of a sort of universality, whereas with the Polonaises it’s more like the singular seeking transcendence. At the end of the series, the form is not at all a framework or an aim, but a poetic resource, which flows into the force of the language; that engages one’s interpretation, but also liberates it in a sense. I hope all of that goes in the direction of simplicity.’

Pascal Amoyel proposes his interpretation of the great Polonaises (opp.26, 40, 44 and 53), metaphors of the Polish diaspora, of exile, sorrow and despair. The Polonaise-Fantaisie, a synthesis of all the others, closes this sumptuous recording, offering us a new world of sound, right up to the exultant quintessence of the final bars.

 Polonaise op.26

 

  • N°1 – Allegro 8’10
  • N°2 – Maestoso 7’21

 

Polonaise op.40

 

  • N°1 – Allegro con brio 6’16
  • N°2 – Allegro maestoso 8’14

 

  •  Polonaise op.44 11’12

 

  • Polonaise op.53 – Maestoso 7’20

 

  •  Polonaise-Fantaisie op.61 Allegro maestoso 14’01

 

In 2010, Pascal Amoyel received the Grand Prix du Disque awarded by the Warszawa Chopin Society for his recording of the complete Nocturnes by Chopin. Le magazine Classica acclaimed it as “a miracle we didn’t dare hope for: merely an ideal version, that we listen to, transfixed, in state of weightlessness, thrilled, in the strongest sense of the term, by so much beauty…” In 2009, this same magazine selected his interpretation of Liszt’s Funérailles as one of the four best ever. references. Two years earlier, his recording of Liszt’s Harmonies Poétiques et Religieuses was chosen by the TVstationArte as one of the five best albums of the year.

An exceptional figure, Pascal Amoyel was born in 1971 and was introduced to thepublic in 2005, when he was awarded “Solo Instrumental Discovery of the Year” at the Victoires de la Musiques. He is also a composer, and 2010 winner of the Fondation d’Entreprise Banque Populaire. He is the artistic director of the Notes d’Automne Festival that he created at Perreux-sur-Marne.

He performs recitals in major theaters throughout Europe—the Berlin Philharmonic, CIté de la Musique, Salle Pleyel in Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam—in the United States, Canada, Russia, China and Japan, and as a soloist with the Orchestre de Paris (with a DVD recording), the Orchestre National de Lille, the Orchestre National de Montpellier, Symphony Orchestra of the Bulgarian National Radio, the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, theWuhan Philharmonic Orchestra …

He also received the Premier Grand Prix International“Arts-Deux Magots,” awarded to“a musician demonstrating openness and generosity.” Amoyel was named a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

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