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  Chopin: Polonaises - Caroline Sageman
  Chopin: Polonaises Nos. 1-4, 6 & 7

Caroline Sageman (piano)
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  Classical - Instrumental
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Review by JJ June 11, 2011 (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
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Here together are Frédéric Chopin’s Polonaises under the inspired fingers of the pianist Caroline Sageman. Her discography sparse, Sageman here proposes the opus 40 and 26, the Heroic Polonaise Op.53, Andante Spaniato Op.22, the Grande Polonaise Brillante, as well as the Polonaise Fantasie Op.61. “A primal form in Chopin’s creation,” remarks Adélaïde de Place, “the Polonaise covers almost all of Chopin’s career, between 1817, with the publication in Warsaw of a Polonaise in G minor, and 1846, year of the composition of the Polonaise Fantasie Op.61. Alternately tragic, somber or luminous, the Polonaises by Chopin translate the desperate resistance of a people that have been aggressed and threatened.” Caroline Sageman takes hold of this music with a narrative power that is hers alone. The style she imposes on it is real, contrary to numerous pianists today whose standardized playing, beholden to virtuosity, doesn’t hold up in the long. It is thus with pleasure that these famous pages be once again be heard in a musical discourse wherein expressivity encounters nobility. Here is a Chopin SACD that is a must-have, in a pure DSD sound recording that is exemplary.

Jean-Jacques Millo
Translation Lawrence Schulman

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Works: 7  

Frederic Chopin - Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op. 22
Frederic Chopin - Polonaise in A flat major, Op. 53 "Heroic"
Frederic Chopin - Polonaise in A major, Op. 40 No. 1 "Military"
Frederic Chopin - Polonaise in C minor, Op. 40 No. 2
Frederic Chopin - Polonaise in C sharp minor, Op. 26 No. 1
Frederic Chopin - Polonaise in E flat minor, Op. 26 No. 2
Frederic Chopin - Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat major, Op. 61