Deutsche Grammophon celebrates Krystian Zimerman's 60th birthday in December 2016 with three new releases to vinyl. The original tapes were remastered by EBS and pressed on 180g heavyweight LP. All releases also include a voucher with a unique code to download the digital audio files (MP3) of the full album. Here we have Zimerman pulling double duty as conductor and pianist in an impeccable performance of Chopin's Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 with the Polish Festival Orchestra. Gramophone hailed it as a, "A brilliant stunt, and an artistic triumph...Zimerman proves himself a great conductor as well as a pianist in Chopin's grand anniversary tour...The pianist is his usual self: atmospherically intense, with every phrase exquisitely turned."
Frédéric Chopin, composer
Krystian Zimerman, conductor / piano
Polish Festival Orchestra