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Winston Choi, Schubert Impromptus 1 – 3, Opus 142, 18 July 2017, Chicago, Illinois
Canadian pianist Winston Choi’s fresh approach and masterful understanding of the piano make him one of today’s most dynamic young concert artists. Choi, who maintains an active international performing schedule, launched his professional career when he was named Laureate of the 2003 Honens Piano Competition and winner of France’s Concours International de Piano 20e siècle d’Orléans in 2002. Here, on tape, Mr. Choi performs Schubert’s Impromptus, Opus 142. Franz Schubert's Impromptus are a series of eight pieces for solo piano composed in 1827. They were published in two sets of four impromptus each. Due to the time constraint of one reel of tape (30 minutes), Mr. Choi is heard performing Impromptus 1 – 3. The recording was made with just two superb (Sanken C-100K) microphones and one two-track tape recorder. Because of the simplicity of the recording chain, the sound is magical, capturing both the nuance and power of the performance.