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Dalia Lazar plays Schumann and Chopin

by Dalia Lazar

Schumann and Chopin performed by a true master. This release also contains a DVD with 5.1 surround.
Genre: Classical: Piano solo
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Fantasiestücke Op. 12 - Des Abends
3:51 $0.99
2. Aufschwung
3:13 $0.99
3. Warum?
3:20 $0.99
4. Grillen
3:35 $0.99
5. In der Nacht
3:59 $0.99
6. Fabel
2:37 $0.99
7. Traumes Wirren
2:35 $0.99
8. Ende vom Lied
5:20 $0.99
9. Mazurka in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 63, No. 3
2:08 $0.99
10. Mazurka in C Major, Op. 24 No. 2
2:21 $0.99
11. Mazurka in A Major, Op. 17, No. 4
5:03 $0.99
12. Ballade in A-Flat Major, Op. 47
7:22 $0.99
13. Valse in A-Flat Major, Op. 42
4:04 $0.99
14. Valse in F-Major, op. 34
2:28 $0.99
15. Barcarolle Op. 60
8:50 $0.99
16. Arabesque Valsante, Op. 6
4:00 $0.99
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Album Notes
As far as my memories can reach, it was the love for piano I remember most. Upon hearing music, everything around me became alive. The paintings in my grandmother’s room, the trees outside the window, the courtyard’s balconies, suddenly displayed their own life and movement. At that time, I was five years old, growing up in Zagreb, Croatia. My mother, noticing the effect that music had on me, took me to concerts, where I insisted we sit in the first row from where I experienced feelings of wonder and happiness that have stayed with me since.

At six, Zagreb piano lessons began. At sixteen Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory study followed. Five years of grueling training with endless practicing on splintered keys, benches of wobbly wood, and food lines longer than time away from practicing could bear. But, in playing and performing in the great halls of the conservatory and throughout the Soviet Union, I found that same feeling of love for the piano that gave me the strength to endure any physical and emotional hardship.

In search of higher artistic knowledge and knowledge that comes from life experience, I took a chance at a performance aboard a cruise ship to the US. The ship cast off from Manhattan without its soloist, and my life began anew. I soon met my husband, violinist Lucian Lazar, with whom I shared an immense love of music and life, which always enveloped our playing. Together and as a soloist, I performed in North and South America, Israel, Switzerland, Croatia, Mexico, Romania, and Greece. After his untimely and sudden death, I stopped playing. A year later, remembering our ideals, that feeling which gave me strength so many times surfaced. I started playing again.

It was through Chopin’s music that I heard the sound of the piano for the first time. It is in the delicacy of his Mazurkas I feel his strength, and in the stormy passion of his Ballades I feel his delicate heart. The Waltzes with their many faces, remind us that life, although very serious at times, is also very playful and light. The Barcarolle transcends the instrument, taking us to where the essence of feeling dwells.

Schumann’s Fantasiestücke speak with directness and apparent simplicity. In the dream-like state of the slow movements time ceases to exist, and we are woven within a tapestry of innumerable colors. In the faster movements, the depth of his passionate feelings reaches the limit, and the poetic moments come as a sigh of relief.

As I walked into the concert hall to record, its beauty and magnificence awoke in me that same feeling of happiness I felt as a child and which has been guiding me through life, and became life itself.



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