Olafur Arnalds, Alice Sara Ott – The Chopin Project (2015) [HDTracks 24bit/96kHz]

The Chopin Project – Olafur Arnalds, Alice Sara Ott (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz  | Time – 45:35 minutes | 858 MB | Genre: Classical
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | © Mercury Classics
Recorded: E7 Studios and Harpa Concert Hall, Iceland

Award-winning young Icelandic pop/classical musician Ólafur Arnalds uses a radical new approach to recording the music of Chopin. Arnalds developed an intimate, fragile and often charmingly imperfect sound using old/unusual/altered pianos captured on vintage recording equipment and various mixing techniques to re-enforce feelings of solitude or loneliness, and to create dreamlike ambient soundscapes. Pianist Alice Sara Ott joins and Ólafur has composed new works to link the album together.


Ólafur Arnalds (b.1985)
1. Verses 04:03
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
2. Piano Sonata No.3: Largo 09:17
3. Nocturne in C Sharp Minor 04:24
Ólafur Arnalds
4. Reminiscence 04:28
Frédéric Chopin
5. Nocturne in G Minor 03:01
Ólafur Arnalds
6. Eyes Shut – Nocturne in C Minor 06:41
7. Written In Stone 03:27
8. Letters Of A Traveller 04:17
Frédéric Chopin
9. Prélude in D Flat Major (Raindrop) 05:57
Tracks 1, 4, 6, 7, 8 composed and arranged by Ólafur Arnalds,
based on music of Frédéric Chopin
Tracks 1 and 7 based on Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, op. 58: III. Largo
Track 4 based on Nocturne No. 20 in C Sharp Minor, op. posth.
Track 6 based on Nocturne No. 13 in C Minor, op. 48 No. 1.
Track 8 based on Nocturne No. 8 in D Flat Major, op. 27 No. 2.
Track 3 arranged by Nathan Milstein.

Piano: Alice Sara Ott
Piano (Track 8): Ólafur Arnalds
Solo Violin (Track 3): Mari Samuelsen
String Quintet: Viktor Orri Árnason,
Björk Óskarsdóttir, Þórarinn Baldursson,
Unnur Jónsdóttir and Hallgrímur Jónas Jensson
Synthesizers: Ólafur Arnalds



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