Pianist Krystian Zimerman conducts the Polish Festival Orchestra for this performance of Chopin's Piano Concertos.
The Polish Festival Orchestra was founded by pianist / conductor Krystian Zimerman in October of 1998. Between August and November 1999 the Polish Festival Orchestra with Krystian Zimerman as piano soloist and conductor, performed both of Frederic Chopin's Piano Concertos in 39 major music centers of Europe and the U.S. The tour was a form of homage to the great Polish composer on the 150th anniversary of his death.
In October 1999, Deutsche Grammaphone released the concert program on CD. Please enjoy the performance here on high-quality 180g double LP.
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Polish Festival Orchestra
Krystian Zimerman, piano, conductor
Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11
1. Allegro maestoso
2. Romance: Larghetto
3. Rondo: Vivace
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
3. Allegro vivace