28 Songs, 1 Hour, 4 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Like many French players, Julien Brocal is a sensitive and stylish Chopin pianist. His performance of the Préludes has a touching restraint to it; he doesn’t explore extremes of volume, preferring to operate within a pleasingly intimate arena. Echoing his mentor Maria João Pires, he’s a purveyor of poetry rather than drama, and this music suits him perfectly. In the Piano Sonata, with its Funeral March finale, he allows himself a broader palette and the effect is very convincing.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Like many French players, Julien Brocal is a sensitive and stylish Chopin pianist. His performance of the Préludes has a touching restraint to it; he doesn’t explore extremes of volume, preferring to operate within a pleasingly intimate arena. Echoing his mentor Maria João Pires, he’s a purveyor of poetry rather than drama, and this music suits him perfectly. In the Piano Sonata, with its Funeral March finale, he allows himself a broader palette and the effect is very convincing.

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2:21
1:01
1:59
0:33
2:11
0:40
1:47
1:25
0:29
0:37
1:11
2:50
0:26
5:47
1:06
3:13
0:50
1:21
1:44
2:08
0:44
1:06
2:44
7:35
7:01
9:31
1:29

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