Qobuz Store wallpaper
Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

Ólafur Arnalds|The Chopin Project

The Chopin Project

Ólafur Arnalds - Alice Sara Ott

Digital booklet

Available in
logo Hi-Res
24-Bit 96.0 kHz - Stereo

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Purchase and download this album in a wide variety of formats depending on your needs.

This week's entry in the very-much-like-nothing-you've-ever-heard-before sweepstakes comes from Icelandic electronic musician and composer Ólafur Arnalds and German-Japanese pianist Alice Sara Ott, whose recording of Chopin waltzes inspired the project. What you get are recordings of Chopin piano compositions, plus original compositions by Arnalds based on motifs from Chopin. In one case, "Eyes Shut/Nocturne in C minor" (track six), the two are combined. Arnalds' pieces employ his own electronic keyboard textures, plus a live string quintet. On top of this, the pianos are vintage instruments hunted down in Reykjavik, and the ambience, if you will, was manipulated by recording in various venues and with various microphones there. And, on top of all this, Arnalds adds ambient soundscapes (noise, sounds of conversation, whispers, etc.) to the music. The ideas seem packed in a bit thick. The string quintet, for example, was a sound unused by Chopin, and it introduces an element that seems discordant with the source material. But there is a major X factor working in favor of this release: nobody has ever tried anything much like this, either with Chopin or with any other composer, and it just might be the beginning of something new and important. Check it out and decide for yourself!
© James Manheim /TiVo

More info

The Chopin Project

Ólafur Arnalds

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 70 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this album and more than 70 million songs with your unlimited streaming plans.

Verses (Ólafur Arnalds)

1
Verses
00:04:03

Alice Sara Ott, MainArtist - Nils Frahm, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ólafur Arnalds, Composer, Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist

℗ 2015 Mercury KX, a division of Decca Music Group Limited

Piano Sonata No.3 (Frédéric Chopin)

2
Piano Sonata No. 3: Largo
00:09:17

Frederic Chopin, Composer - Alice Sara Ott, MainArtist - Nils Frahm, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ólafur Arnalds, Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist

℗ 2015 Mercury KX, a division of Decca Music Group Limited

Nocturne in C sharp minor (Frédéric Chopin)

3
Nocturne in C Sharp Minor
00:04:23

Frederic Chopin, Composer - Nathan Milstein, Arranger, Work Arranger - Alice Sara Ott, MainArtist - Nils Frahm, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ólafur Arnalds, Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist - Mari Samuelsen, MainArtist

℗ 2015 Mercury KX, a division of Decca Music Group Limited

Reminiscence (Ólafur Arnalds)

4
Reminiscence
00:04:28

Alice Sara Ott, MainArtist - Nils Frahm, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ólafur Arnalds, Composer, Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist

℗ 2015 Mercury KX, a division of Decca Music Group Limited

Nocturne in G Minor (Frédéric Chopin)

5
Nocturne in G Minor
00:03:01

Frederic Chopin, Composer - Alice Sara Ott, MainArtist - Nils Frahm, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ólafur Arnalds, Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist

℗ 2015 Mercury KX, a division of Decca Music Group Limited

Eyes Shut (Ólafur Arnalds)

6
Eyes Shut - Nocturne in C Minor
00:06:41

Alice Sara Ott, MainArtist - Nils Frahm, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ólafur Arnalds, Composer, Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist

℗ 2015 Mercury KX, a division of Decca Music Group Limited

Written in stone (Ólafur Arnalds)

7
Written In Stone
00:03:27

Alice Sara Ott, MainArtist - Nils Frahm, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ólafur Arnalds, Composer, Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist

℗ 2015 Mercury KX, a division of Decca Music Group Limited

Letters of a traveller (Ólafur Arnalds)

8
Letters Of A Traveller
00:04:17

Alice Sara Ott, MainArtist - Nils Frahm, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ólafur Arnalds, Composer, Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist

℗ 2015 Mercury KX, a division of Decca Music Group Limited

Prélude in D Flat Major ("Raindrop") (Frédéric Chopin)

9
Prélude in D Flat Major ("Raindrop"), Op.28, No.15
00:05:56

Frederic Chopin, Composer - Alice Sara Ott, MainArtist - Nils Frahm, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ólafur Arnalds, Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist

℗ 2015 Mercury KX, a division of Decca Music Group Limited

Album Description

This week's entry in the very-much-like-nothing-you've-ever-heard-before sweepstakes comes from Icelandic electronic musician and composer Ólafur Arnalds and German-Japanese pianist Alice Sara Ott, whose recording of Chopin waltzes inspired the project. What you get are recordings of Chopin piano compositions, plus original compositions by Arnalds based on motifs from Chopin. In one case, "Eyes Shut/Nocturne in C minor" (track six), the two are combined. Arnalds' pieces employ his own electronic keyboard textures, plus a live string quintet. On top of this, the pianos are vintage instruments hunted down in Reykjavik, and the ambience, if you will, was manipulated by recording in various venues and with various microphones there. And, on top of all this, Arnalds adds ambient soundscapes (noise, sounds of conversation, whispers, etc.) to the music. The ideas seem packed in a bit thick. The string quintet, for example, was a sound unused by Chopin, and it introduces an element that seems discordant with the source material. But there is a major X factor working in favor of this release: nobody has ever tried anything much like this, either with Chopin or with any other composer, and it just might be the beginning of something new and important. Check it out and decide for yourself!
© James Manheim /TiVo

About the album

Improve this page

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

On sale now...

Recomposed By Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons

Max Richter

Philip Glass: Piano Works

Víkingur Ólafsson

Philip Glass: Piano Works Víkingur Ólafsson

Beethoven : 9 Symphonies (1963)

Herbert von Karajan

Beethoven : 9 Symphonies (1963) Herbert von Karajan

Nevermind

Nirvana

Nevermind Nirvana
More on Qobuz
By Ólafur Arnalds

Raddir

Ólafur Arnalds

Raddir Ólafur Arnalds

some kind of peace

Ólafur Arnalds

some kind of peace Ólafur Arnalds

Living Room Songs

Ólafur Arnalds

Living Room Songs Ólafur Arnalds

re:member

Ólafur Arnalds

re:member Ólafur Arnalds

The Invisible EP

Ólafur Arnalds

The Invisible EP Ólafur Arnalds

Playlists

You may also like...

Old Friends New Friends

Nils Frahm

Schubert: Winterreise

Mark Padmore

Schubert: Winterreise Mark Padmore

Souvenirs d'Italie

Maurice Steger

Souvenirs d'Italie Maurice Steger

BACH: The Art of Life

Daniil Trifonov

BACH: The Art of Life Daniil Trifonov

Exiles

Max Richter

Exiles Max Richter
In your panoramas...
Neoclassicism: The New World Between Classical Music and Electro

Ólafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm, Max Richter, Poppy Ackroyd, Peter Broderick, Joana Gama... In recent years, these popular names have all been grouped under the vast and imprecise label "neoclassical". In truth, this "scene" looks more like a motley crew of curious artists who mix classical instruments with electronic production. Drawing influence from American minimalism, these musicians tantalise the senses and expand horizons on both sides of the musical spectrum.

Marc Ribot, the Anti-guitar Hero

For over thirty-five years, Marc Ribot’s name has been on the covers of albums by Tom Waits, Alain Bashung, Diana Krall, John Zorn, Robert Plant, Caetano Veloso and numerous other artists, and when he's not busy lending his unique guitar to others, the New Yorker takes pleasure, under his own name, in breaking down and re-building rock, jazz, funk, Cuban music and anything his fingers touch.

Erased Tapes, a Not-so-classic Label

Since its birth in 2007, Erased Tapes has made a name for itself as one of the most innovative labels of the last 15 years and enjoyed great commercial success. Although some fail to see past its neoclassical shopfront (Nils Frahm, Ólafur Arnalds), the London-based label explores the outer limits of ambient, electronica and experimental with a catalogue that's smoothly curated by the German Robert Raths. Qobuz takes a closer look.

In the news...