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CHOPIN: THE LATE MAZURKAS

CHOPIN: THE LATE MAZURKAS


Frédéric Chopin

TODD CROW, piano

[MS1629]

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“...many of [Todd Crow's] colleagues consider him to be a pianist’s pianist, whose cultivated artistry deserves wider attention. By and large, his survey of Chopin’s late Mazurkas intrigues. In the Op.41 group, Crow applies subtle dabs of rubato to No.1’s somber chords, and gives contrasting character to both No.2’s alternating three-note motive and the skittish passagework.... In Op.56 Crow ingenuously 'de-synchronizes' his hands in No.1 to create a texturally three-dimensional effect... Crow’s sustained concentration in No.3 transcends his unusually broad pacing... No.3 proves the expressive high point of Crow’s Op.59 group... [Crow] conveys the courage of his convictions.”
Jed Distler, Classics Today [May 2018]
PROGRAM NOTES
TODD CROW has been widely acclaimed for performances in North and South America and Europe. He made his Carnegie Hall debut as soloist with the American Symphony in 1992 and his London orchestral debut at the Barbican Centre with the London Philharmonic in 1986. In recent years he has appeared as soloist with orchestras in the United States, England, Italy, Israel, the Czech Republic and elsewhere, and in recital or chamber music at the Berlioz/Dutilleux Festival in Manchester, England, Washington’s National Gallery of Art, London’s Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall. He has performed frequently with such groups as the Brentano, Borromeo, Shanghai, Miami, Miró, Dover, Escher, Daedalus, Jupiter, Composers and Concord string quartets, the New York Philharmonic Ensembles and St. Luke’s Chamber  Ensemble, and with many eminent soloists, including famed jazz clarinetist Benny Goodman. He is heard often on BBC Radio in both live and recorded performances and on numerous American radio stations. Since 1996 he has been music director and pianist of the Mount Desert Festival of Chamber Music in Northeast Harbor, Maine. In addition to many appearances at the Bard Music Festival, he has been heard at the Casals Festival, Maverick Concerts, Music Mountain, Musica negli Horti and Paesaggi Musicale Toscani in Italy, and other festivals. A prolific recording artist, Crow has recorded numerous recital albums, featuring works by composers from Haydn to Dohnányi as well as recent American composers, including Bolcom and Del Tredici, and songs with Sharon Harms and Robert Osborne. He has also recorded the complete works for cello and piano by Mendelssohn with Mark Shuman and Ernst Toch’s Piano Concerto No.1. Crow can be heard on the MSR, Bridge, Toccata Classics, ASV, New World, Albany Records and Golden String labels. Born in Santa Barbara, California, Crow is an honors graduate of the University of California and Juilliard School. Among his teachers have been Erno Dániel, Ania Dorfmann and Emanuel Bay. He is a recipient of the University of California’s Distinguished Alumni Award and is currently Professor of Music on the George Sherman Dickinson Chair at Vassar College. [ www.toddcrowpiano.com ]
PROGRAM
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN (1810-1849)
THE LATE MAZURKAS

MAZURKAS, OP.41 (1838-39)
E minor (1838)
B major (1839)
A-flat major (1839)
C-sharp minor (1839)

MAZURKA in A minor, KK IIb/5 (1840)
[dedicated to Émile Gaillard]

MAZURKA in A minor, KK IIb/4 (1841)
[Notre Temps]

MAZURKAS, OP.50 (1842)
G major
A-flat major
C-sharp minor

MAZURKAS, OP.56 (1843-44)
B major
C major
C minor

MAZURKAS, OP.59 (1845)
A minor
A-flat major
F-sharp minor

MAZURKAS, OP.63 (1846)
B major
F minor
C-sharp minor

MAZURKA in A minor, Op.67, No.4 (1846)

MAZURKA in G minor, Op.67, No.2 (1848-49)

MAZURKA in F minor, Op.Posth. (c.1846)
[Originally Op.68, No.4 | Reconstructed and edited by Kingsley Day]
 



MSR Classics
THE BBC RECORDINGS - VOL.2
THE BBC RECORDINGS - VOL.2

TODD CROW

[MS1487]
TANEYEV: CHAMBER & PIANO MUSIC
TANEYEV: CHAMBER & PIANO MUSIC
The Bard Music Festival

TODD CROW

[MS42899]
SCHUBERT: PIANO SONATAS
SCHUBERT: PIANO SONATAS

TODD CROW

[MS1033]
BERLIOZ: SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE
BERLIOZ: SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE
Franz Liszt Piano Transcription

TODD CROW

[MS1058]
HAYDN: PIANO SONATAS
HAYDN: PIANO SONATAS

TODD CROW

[MS1078]
THE BBC RECORDINGS
THE BBC RECORDINGS

TODD CROW

[MS1338]