Chopin Celebration was filmed on location at the magnificent Palace of Lancut in Poland, one of the country’s most sumptuous residences with beautiful surroundings and opulent interiors. In this elegant setting, soloist Marek Drewnowski gives impassioned performances of twelve of early Romantic composer Frederic Chopin’s most lyrical waltzes and the composer’s two beautiful piano concertos. Both were written before Chopin was twenty, although by this time he was already recognized as one of Poland’s great national composers.
In a remarkable career spanning many decades, Marek Drewnowski has not only performed at concerts worldwide, and made many recordings, particularly of works by Chopin, but has also had success as an actor, film producer, music festival founder, music professor and conductor.
Mr Drewnowski’s performance is intercut with scenes of the Palace of Lancut – its Rococo Salon, Ballroom, Turkish Suite, Chinese Suite and Great Dining Room, with many eighteenth and nineteenth-century paintings, antiques and furniture.
Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor, op. 11Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor, op. 21
Grande Valse Brillante, Op. 18Grande Valse Brillante, Op. 34, No 1Grande Valse Brillante, Op. 34, No 2Grande Valse Brillante, Op. 34, No 3Grande Valse, Op. 42Valse, Op. 64, No 1 ‘Minute Waltz’Valse, Op. 64, No 2Valse, Op. 64, No 3Valse, Op. 69, No 1Valse, Op. 69, No 2Valse, Op. 70, No 1Valse in E minor, Op. posthume
Soloist: Marek Drewnowski
For Chopin’s two concertos, the soloist is accompanied by thePolish National Radio Symphony Orchestra of KatowiceConducted by: Antoni Wit
Executive Producer: Janusz PietkiewiczDirected for video by: Ron Isten
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