Fialkowska’s CD is the second recording of her critically acclaimed Chopin Recital series given in May 2012. The disc includes Chopin’s Ballade No. 2. Scherzo No. 2 and a selection of Nocturnes, Mazurkas, and Waltzes including Le Grande Valse Brillante. Fialkowska is firmly established as one of the world’s foremost interpreters of Chopin and Liszt and has released four celebrated CDs in three years, with a fifth disc featuring Mozart Piano Concertos No. 13 & 14 (K. 415 & 449) in arrangement for piano quintet, which was released on 29 January 2013.
‘By some mysterious alchemy, Janina Fialkowska only has to perform a note of Chopin and instantly it’s inimitable. The magic lies in her subtle, supple rhythm; an infinitesimal rubato that makes perfect sense of every dance without sacrificing its vital lilt.’
“She has done her one time mentor, Arthur Rubinstein proud” Bryce Morrison, Gramophone