Arthur Rubinstein - Last Concert In Poland

Arthur Rubinstein, Lodz Philharmonic Orchestra, Henryk Czyz

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Format: 2CD

Cat No: NIFCCD155-156

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Release Date:  28 June 2024

Label:  NIFCCD

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  2

Barcode:  5905683648011

Genres:  Classical  

  • Description

    Arthur Rubinstein's last concert in Poland: a unique album from The Fryderyk Chopin Institute. Renowned for his performances and recordings of Chopin's oeuvre, Arthur Rubinstein performed in Poland for the last time in his hometown of Lodz, in 1975.

    The programme featured Chopin's F minor and Beethoven's E flat major Concertos with the Lodz Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Henryk Czyz. As an encore, Rubinstein played the Chopin Polonaise in A flat major, with which he bid farewell to his homeland and home town. In this way, he also closed an extraordinarily important chapter in the history of Polish pianism.

    Half a century later, The Fryderyk Chopin Institute are proud to present this special two-disc archival concert recording in order to recall those extraordinary moments of elation and artistic emotion.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Chopin: Piano Concerto in F Minor, Op. 21: I. Maestoso
      • 2. II. Larghetto
      • 3. III. Allegro vivace

      Disc 2

      • 1. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73: I. Allegro
      • 2. II. Adagio un poco moto
      • 3. III. Rondo. Allegro
      • 4. Chopin: Polonaise in A-Flat Major, Op. 53 (Encore)