From the upcoming 2014 release, The Chopin Variations.
Tune into NPR’s All Things Considered Weekend during Sept 20th/21st as Chad Lawson will be a featured guest with host Arun Rath.
Steinway artist, Chad Lawson, decided Chopin needed a new introduction. Along with violinist Judy Kang (Lady Gaga, Ryuichi Sakamoto) and cellist Rubin Kodheli (Kanye West, Norah Jones), Lawson has arranged ten Chopin works into a minimalist landscape.
It’s a risk editing the “poet of the piano” but one that Chopin would be proud of.
Taking 10 Chopin works, Lawson decided to scale the works down to a minimalist setting. “I knew even if bare-bones, Chopin’s works could still be as spellbinding as the original compositions we are so familiar with.” says the pianist.
Produced by Chad Lawson & Alejandro Clavijo. Mixed by Stephen Lee Price. Mastered by Michael Graves of Osiris Studios (Atlanta, GA).
This is so inspiring!! I love when people change it up and try new things..this is beautiful.
Last Week Tonight is rapidly becoming one of the best shows on TV. Each episode tackles one subject for a longer breakdown.
This is so spot on! Get it John Oliver!