Zlata Chochieva: Im Freien

May 26, 2023, 9:00 am

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Naïve Classics presents pianist Zlata Chochieva’s Im Freien, the second of her three albums for the label. Chochieva conceived Im Freien as a personal tribute to her love of nature and the emotions it inspires, where works by Schumann, Ravel, Liszt, and Bartók and the lesser known Draeseke and Schulz-Evler come together to paint a picture of the natural world that surrounds us. “I have always felt close to nature,” says Chochieva, who makes a hobby of photographing wildlife when not performing. “It is the natural world that energizes me the most. It is my greatest source of inspiration, and answers many of the questions I have.”