Ivo Pogorelich: Chopin

May 31, 2022, 9:00 am

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Ivo Pogorelich has a special relationship with the piano music of Frédéric Chopin. It is Chopin, after all, whom he has to thank for his international breakthrough. When, at the age of 22, Pogorelich took part in the 1980 Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, his exceptional playing caused an immediate sensation. Martha Argerich, who was on the jury, described him as a “genius.” Pogorelich once again offers new insights into Chopin’s world in his fifth album devoted to the composer, but the first for more than twenty years. He has selected works from the 1840s, the last decade of the Polish master’s life. These include the Nocturnes Op. 48 No. 1 and Op. 62 No. 2, the Fantasy Op. 49, and Chopin’s third and last Piano Sonata.