SCHUBERT: Three Piano Pieces, Op.posth D946. BRAHMS: Six Piano Pieces, Op. 118. CHOPIN: Mazurka in G minor, Op. 6 No. 2. Mazurka in A minor Op 67 No. 4. Mazurka in F minor, Op. 68 No. 4. Largo in E flat.
Maria Gabrys, piano
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Polish pianist Maria Gabrys has great interest in historic keyboard instruments. Recognized at a numbe of competitins, she also teaches. You can see some of her performances on YouTube. She already has recorded a Chopin CD. This new disk we hear late piano works of Schubert, Brahms and Chopin performed on a fortepiano, an historic Blüthner grand from 1874 which CD notes state add "a particular charm and authenticity" to the music." Surely her performances are expert, partcularly in the four brief Chopin works, and the engineers have done well n capturing the sound of the instrument. It is unfortunate more music wasn't included; the disk is rther short in playing time. If you have an interest in historic piano performance, this might interest you.

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