Steve Holtje has published a list of his “Favorite New Classical Albums of 2013” on CultureCatch.com, and our Album of the Week, Klara Min Plays Chopin Mazurkas comes in at number 11!
“This Korean pianist, now residing in New York, approaches these little dance pieces from an unexpected perspective. Rather than emphasizing their dance rhythms and keeping them snappy, which is the norm, she lingers over them, turning each one into a voluptuous self-contained world…the slower tempos allow Chopin’s luscious harmonies a chance to be more fully apprehended, which is most welcome…a combination of attention to detail and taste that keeps her readings engrossing on repeated listening…this album’s sensual charms have exerted a strong pull on me for months.” —Steve Holtje, CultureCatch
See the full list and review on CultureCatch, and get the album for only $9.98 through next Monday on the Delos Store!
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