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Jan Lisiecki talks new Chopin disc with WFMT

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Interview with WFMT's Stephen Raskauskas

Jan Lisiecki's Chopin: Works for Piano and Orchestra, is set for international release on 10 March and comprises pieces in the so-called "brilliant style," a form of virtuosic pianism cultivated in the early 1800s by some of the leading performer-composers of the day, including Hummel, Kalkbrenner and Moscheles. During his formative years in Warsaw, Chopin applied the style to such works for piano and orchestra as the Grande Polonaise brillante Op.22 and Rondo à la krakowiak in F major Op.14. The notion of brilliance likewise governs his Variations on "Là ci darem la mano" from Mozart's Don Giovanni Op.2 and the Fantasy on Polish Airs Op.13.

Lisiecki discussed the album with WFMT: Chicago - Stephen Raskaukas. Listen to the attached interview