The 200th anniversary of the birth of Frédéric Chopin stimulated a new
appreciation of the Polish composer's works. One of the truly great
homages paid to Chopin was the concert presented on this recording and
featuring the two Chopin piano concertos performed by Daniel
Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin under Andris Nelsons at the
Ruhr Piano Festival in Essen. "Storms of applause for a dream couple:
Daniel Barenboim and Andris Nelsons won over the audience [
their rousing Chopin interpretations", raved the press.