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Dmitri Kochtcheev Plays Frédéric Chopin

by Dmitri Kochtcheev

Dmitri Kochtcheev performs some of the most popular works by great romantic composer.
Genre: Classical: Chopin
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1. Etude in C Major, Op. 10 No. 1
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2. Etude in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 10 No. 4
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3. Etude in C Minor, Op. 10 No. 12
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4. Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23
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5. Waltz in D-Flat Major, Op. 64 No. 1
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6. Waltz in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 64 No. 2
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7. Waltz in A-Flat Major, Op. 34 No. 1
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8. Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 20
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9. Scherzo No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 31
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10. Fantasie-Impromptu, Op. 66
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11. Polonaise in A-Flat Major, Op. 53
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Chopin's Legacy Lives On…     

It is my sincere pleasure to share with you some of Chopin’s great works.

Selecting the works of Chopin for my first CD was easy; the irresistible joy and excitement I feel when playing Chopin’s music speaks directly to my heart. It was one of those decisions that I didn’t have to make. But playing his music while enjoyable can also be risky at the same time due to the popularity of his music and that every attempt to play such familiar works comes under scrutiny. 

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) devoted his music and talent solely to the piano, using advanced harmony and rhythm, luminous textures and haunting melodies to express his thoughts. He excelled brilliantly at writing for the sound of the piano per se. And even in the most technically demanding works his exceptional knowledge of instrument’s capabilities led to beautifully crafted presentation of composer’s ideas in a pianistic way. It is worth noting that Chopin’s writing was in the service of authentic musical expression rather than just for virtuosity’s sake, setting him apart from even the great Franz Liszt. 

Many persons over the years have touched my life and encouraged me to continue my musical development, most of all my beloved mother Lyudmila to whom I dedicate this recording. She introduced me to the world of music at age 6 back in St. Petersburg, Russia. 

Dmitri Kochtcheev      January 2020

Special thanks to:
Mr. Chopin for lighting up the world with your music
Irina Iofe for inspiration and support
Oktaven studio team- Ryan Streber, Jessica Slaven, Edwin Huet and Charles Mueller for your advice, patience and professionalism
Dan Jessie for bringing piano to its best
Natalia Amatuni for the striking image of me
Gail and Donald Landzettel for your warmth and kindness
All my dear friends near and far

Recorded at Oktaven Audio, Mount Vernon, NY between October 2019 and November 2019; Piano: Steinway & Sons- Dan Jessie, technician; Recording Engineers: Edwin Huet, Charles Mueller, Ryan Streber; Recording Producer: Dmitri Kochtcheev; Digital Editing and Mastering: Teng Chen, Edwin Huet, Charles Mueller; Design: Jessica Slaven, jessicaslaven.com; Front cover image: Natalia Amatuni; Photography: Dmitri Kochtcheev




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