Chopin - Nicolas van Poucke - 180g 2LP

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Chopin - Nicolas van Poucke - 180g 2LP
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Night Dreamer - ND -   180 Gram Virgin Vinyl 

Following up on his Night Dreamer debut, accomplished pianist Nicolas van Poucke returns with a Direct-to-Disc recording of the works of Chopin. 

“Direct-to-disc is a unique process for classical recordings, and when given the opportunity by Night Dreamer I knew at once that I wanted to record the works of Chopin.”

Originally entering the studio with the intention of recording the Chopin pieces, van Poucke’s technical skill and emotional depth resulted in producing two direct-to-disc recordings, the other being a Beethoven record released in 2022 on Night Dreamer. 

Although an unusual method of recording for this style of music, the one-take process was met by van Poucke head-on, balancing the fine lines of emotion and detail, and following in the footsteps of the greats who once recorded in this way. 

Live recordings of classical works are rare and studio recordings lean towards the meticulously edited, with the detail afforded by hi-fi digital clarity often preferred to the warmth and feel of an analogue process.

“Overall, with this album, I have aimed to showcase the full spectrum of Chopin's genius, from the intense drama of his larger works to the delicacy and poignancy of his miniatures. Recorded direct-to-disc, thus without any editing, the music is presented in its most honest and purest form, highlighting the utterly communicative aspect of Chopin's music. I am honored to have had the opportunity to record this album for and with Night Dreamer, and I hope that it will serve as a fitting tribute to the timeless beauty and profound emotional depth of Chopin's music.”

1 Prelude in C-Sharp Minor, Opus 45 Polonaise in F-Sharp,
2 Nocturne in B Major, Opus 32 No. 1 Four Mazurkas Opus 3
3 Three Waltzes Opus 64
4 Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Opus 23

 

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