Chopin, Mendelssohn, Weber

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COMPOSERS: Chopin,Mendelssohn,Weber
LABELS: EMI
ALBUM TITLE: Chopin, Mendelssohn, Weber
WORKS: Piano Sonata No. 3; Fantasy in F minor
PERFORMER: Claudio Arrau, Philharmonia OrchestraAlceo Galliera
CATALOGUE NO: 562 8842
Arrau’s magisterial

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1960 accounts of

Chopin’s B minor

Sonata and the

F minor Fantasy

make a totally justified return to the

catalogue. But the unexpected bonus

here is the compelling performance

of Weber’s Konzertstück, which in

Arrau’s hands emerges as a minor

masterpiece of poetry, passion and

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virtuosity. Erik Levi