Louis Lortie - Louis Lortie Plays Chopin, Vol. 4 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 83:09 minutes | 1.18 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
This is the fourth volume of Louis Lortie's highly-successful series devoted to Chopin. The recording perfectly illustrates how Chopin elevated the waltz to a genre of musical art, from danses de salon evocative of a genial milieu to 'works' with proper opus numbers. Growing up in the 1820s, the composer at first viewed the waltz purely pragmatically, as a means to a social end in the dance salon. But after spending time in Vienna and Paris in the 1830s he decided that a waltz might be worthy of the deeper appreciation accorded a 'work'.