The première recording on a copy of Fryderyk Chopin’s Warsaw piano: a Buchholtz from ca. 1825. The album, recorded in January 2018 and released for the festive presentation of the instrument on 17 March 2018, is at the same time the first recording on a period instrument by young Polish pianist Krzysztof Książek.
This is a unique release in the critically-acclaimed series The Real Chopin, providing the opportunity to encounter the exceptionally beautiful sound of the instrument as the composing and concertizing composer probably heard it.
The CD contains:
Fugue and Coda in B-flat major on the theme of ‘Jeszcze Polska nie zginęła’
Ballade in F major Op. 38
Piano Concerto in F minor Op. 21 version for one piano
4 Mazurkas Op. 7
Nocturne in F-sharp minor Op. 48 no. 2
Recorded at the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music, Lusławice 6–7 January 2018