Jan Lisiecki Chopin Études
In 2023 Deutsche Grammophon celebrates a wonderful milestone: its 125th birthday. To mark the occasion the Yellow Label makes a selection of LPs available on vinyl for the first time ever.
12 LPs for 12 months of celebrations.
Including legendary recordings by Daniil Trifonov, Hélène Grimaud, Hilary Hahn, Jan Lisiecki and many others.
Jan Lisiecki presents both etude cycles by Frederik Chopin, Op. 10 and Op. 25. Lisiecki has been familiar with both cycles since his childhood: "I could play these pieces in the middle of the night and I felt extremely comfortable with them - every note has its place," he says. But he is not only concerned with technical perfection in his interpretation; musicality is just as important to him. That's why Lisiecki loves to quote Chopin's instructions to his students: "Really every note must sing; and yet with all the effort, simplicity must be the highest goal - because for Chopin this is the greatest gift of art. These two remarks reflect the very essence of his music - pure beauty. And that is why I love Chopin's works".