vol.8a - Chopin's piano pedalling

CLASSICA JAPAN 'Yuko Kawai talks about Chopin National Edition'
Vol.8a "Chopin's piano pedalling" (Excerpt)

Piano Concerto in E minor Op.11, the 2nd movement - Romance, Larghetto (fragment),
Mazurka in C minor Op.30 No.1 (fragment)

"In the use of the pedal he (Chopin) had likewise attained the greatest mastery, was uncommonly strict regarding the misuse of it, and said repeatedly to the pupil: 'The correct employment of it remains a study for life.' "
- Streicher/Niecks


Yuko expresses her greatest and deepest respect for the work by prof.Jan Ekier and prof.Paweł Kamiński.

This TV programme won prestigious JSBA (Japan Satellite Broadcasting Association) Original Programming Awards.

Special thanks: really special, great and hugely talented CLASSICA JAPAN team - Ishikawa-san, Miki-san, Takahashi-san, Haraguchi-san and others.