Instrumentalist - Piano
Released: November 9, 2010
The Argentinian pianist Nelson Goerner, whose Chopin playing has prompted Gramophone to describe him as "a player of exalted poetic verve", celebrated the bicentenary of Chopin's birth with a major series of performances of his music, including this Wigmore Hall concert. His recital begins with Chopin's last large-scale work, the Polonaise-Fantaisie, one of Goerner's favourite pieces by Chopin, which he regards as among his greatest and most visionary works. "This is one of the peaks of Chopin's last years, belonging to the series of masterpieces he wrote towards the end of his life when he was at his most daring and harmonically imaginative", Goerner says.