Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2; Grand Fantasia - Emanuel Ax (piano); Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Charles Mackerras (conductor)
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  1. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21, CT. 48
  2. Fantasy on Polish Airs for piano & orchestra in A major, Op. 13, CT. 41
  3. Andante spianato and grande polonaise for piano & orchestra, Op. 22
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Emanuel Ax's 1998 Sony release with Charles Mackerras and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment of Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21, is, put simply, a delightful surprise. This performance on authentic 19th century instruments -- Ax plays an 1851 Erard piano, and the orchestra is one of the world's leading period ensembles -- is a change of pace for this powerful pianist. The smaller instrument, one supposes, brings out the unexpected gracefulness and genuinely affecting lyricism from Ax, who has been ...

Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2; Grand Fantasia 1998, Sony Classical

UPC: 074646337127

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