Jan Lisiecki on Chopin's Nocturnes
Friday, August 13, 2021
The Canadian pianist talks about his Polish heritage and his relationship with Chopin's 21 miniatures
Jan Lisiecki, a former Gramophone Young Artist of the Year, has recorded his eighth album for Deutsche Grammophon, the complete Chopin Nocturnes (his third Chopin recording for the DG). James Jolly caught up with him by video call in Poland where he's spent a long period during the pandemic and from where he has maintained a busy schedule.
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