Klara Min’s Delos debut release, Klara Min Plays Chopin Mazurkas was named an American Record Guide 2013 “Critic’s Choice” selection by critic, Sang Woo Kang in the latest Jan/February 2014 issue! To celebrate, we’re making it our Album of the Week, which means you can get this “pristine” recording for only $9.98 through next Monday!
“Min’s approach to the Mazurkas shows good sense and considerable interpretive skill … her Chopin remains elegant and spontaneous rather than stiff. Her use of rubato is tasteful rather than saccharine, and she plays with polished precision and control.
“… her liberties with rhythm illuminate sweeping melodic lines rather than obscuring them. The dynamic gradations are heart-stopping, such as the delicate pianissimo that follows the majestic forte opening of No. 20. Mazurka 37 is eloquent, and Min’s lingering gestures on No. 44 strike the perfect, singing balance between cloying and prosaic.
“Thoughtfulness combines with refinement to produce one of the most effective recent collections of Mazurkas that I have heard. The sound is pristine.” — Kang, American Record Guide
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