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Krystian Zimmerman: Chopin/Schubert - 4 Ballades/Impromptus [DVD] [2008]

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  • Format: Classical, Colour, DVD-Video, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Deutsche Grammophon
  • DVD Release Date: 18 Aug 2008
  • Run Time: 103 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B0018S6YG2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,346 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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4.0 out of 5 stars DVD 17 Mar 2014
By E Waugh
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Was not clear to me it was a DVD instead of a CD. So not so good for my purpose.
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49 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely brilliant ! 22 Aug 2008
By Ariel - Published on
Krystian Zimerman interpretations of these pieces are simply superlative and unique, I really wanted to watch this recital for so long, I knew Deutsche Grammophon Japan released this DVD some years ago but I could not find it at that time, now that it has just been re-released I am so happy I could finally add this fantastic performance to my collection.
The film is beautifully done with perfectly chosen camera angles and is a real pleasure to watch, the audio is perfect (DTS 5.1) and the picture quality is very good indeed (the recital took place in 1987), believe me that this DVD is an instant classic in every piano DVD collection.
This is the first time I see Krystian Zimerman playing on video, I was expecting a great recital but this performance absolutely surpassed my highest expectations, I was greatly impressed by his magnificent pianism and spellbinding interpretations of this wonderful piano music.
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely superb! 21 July 2009
By Scott O. Wilson - Published on
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This is a magnificent recital captured in beautifully recorded 5.1 surround sound. My benchmark in this repertoire has always been Rubinstein. Now we have Zimmerman who knows how to express the poetry, fire and soul in this music with self-effacing, consummate virtuosity. The program includes the 4 Ballades, the wonderful Fantasie in f# minor and the great f-minor Barcarolle, among others. I haven't listened to the Schubert yet, but my expectations are high. If you love Chopin, buy this DVD and immerse yourself in this gorgeous music. This one's a keeper!
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superbly masterful and brilliant! 8 May 2010
By Hiram Gomez Pardo - Published on
With this recital, Krystian Zimerman once more carves in relief the reason of his well deserved fame as supeb pianist and overwhelming colorist.

His Schubert is performed at superlative degree. The only pianist who rivalizes with him is Radu Lupu. On the other hand, his approach about Chopin is fresh, concise and expressive.

You should not hesitate or even blink at the moment to decide yourself to buy it. Acquire as soon as possible this formidable and radiant recital.

A must-have.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent 10 Nov 2009
By S. Wodecki - Published on
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Now, after 20 years we finally have a DVD with this magnificent recording. As always, Zimerman's recording is excellent and very few living pianists are able to match his pianism.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Chopin Interpretation! 20 Jan 2011
By Robert H. Kim - Published on
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After years of listening to all other masters of piano of past and present like Horowitz, Rubinstein, Pollini, lupu, Yundi Li, Lang Lang....

Zimerman's interpretation is in my opinion most poetic and elegant oozing with very personal and loaded with emotional content of Chopin I ever heard!

Full of contrast, warm and sublime, masterful technique yet relaxed with ethereal tonal quality.

Also coming from 3rd generations of piano makers his piano has one of the best tonal resonance of all the pianos I've heard especially high note keys.

Photography of the setting is also quite beautifully shot and works well with his playing.

Extremely addictive to listen to, highly recommended.
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