Brian Chapman

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“I claim to have found a fresh and original approach to the musical interpretation of [Chopin's Third Piano Sonata] that, I believe, may make its inner beauties more accessible to the listener. I also claim that it restores integrity to the sonata, especially the first movement, of a kind that is sometimes lacking in standard interpretations.
— Brian Chapman

As heard on ABC Classic FM:

Of the performance:
"An intriguing, fascinatingly researched performance of Chopin's Piano Sonata No.3."
Colin Fox

Of the 20-page CD booklet:
"Very interesting ... a good read!"
Clive Robertson

The CD booklet contains an illustrated analysis of Chopin's Op.58 and illustrated examples from Beethoven's Op.27 No.2
(see separate illustrated interactive essay on this Beethoven sonata).

CD CONTENTS (Sample downloads 0.5Mb, ~30 seconds):

1CHOPIN: Sonata No.3 in B minor Op.58

Nocturne No.1 in B flat minor,

Nocturne No.7 in C sharp minor,
Waltz No.7 in C sharp minor,
Waltz No.3 in A minor,
Waltz No.16 in E minor,
Scherzo No.2 in B flat minor,

1BEETHOVEN: Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.27 No.2 ("Moonlight")

Playing time over 78 minutes