Subscriber exclusive: Chopin winner revisits his winning recital

Subscriber exclusive: Chopin winner revisits his winning recital


norman lebrecht

September 27, 2021 members can look forward next week to a recital by Seong-Jin Cho, winner of the 2015 Chopin Competition in Warsaw, with works that enabled him to become the event’s first Korean winner.

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Seong-Jin Cho plays Chopin & Szymanowski

Stream available from Friday 01 October 20:00 (CEST) until the 8/10/2021 20:00 (CEST)

This recital captures Seong-Jin Cho returning to the works of the composer that won him the world-renowned Chopin International Competition in 2015. Complete with two of Chopin’s most beloved pieces, Cho also performs Szymanowski’s three-piece Masques, filled with complex harmony and frequent tempo changes. But it’s not just the country of origin that connects the two composers in this performance. More so, it is Cho’s connection to them and his recognition of the lifelong journey that they have set him on. Meaningful, dramatic, contrasting and well written, the works of these two Polish composers offer him renewed musical discovery with every performance. To celebrate the release of Seong-Jin Cho’s new Chopin album on Deutsche Grammophon, we’re offering Slipped Disc Subscribers this exclusive recital on DG Stage for free.


Karol Szymanowski

Masques, Op. 34

  1. Schéhérazade
  2. Tantris le bouffon
  3. Sérénade de Don Juan

Frédéric Chopin

Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54

Waltz No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 18 “Grande valse brillante”

Seong-Jin Cho, piano

Filmed at Tanzsaal an der Panke, Berlin