Italian pianist Alberto Nones plays Chopin’s three fantasies with good technique, a lot of cantabile and a rhythmic and dynamic mastery that serve as his support for a lively interpretation, revealing those characteristics that Chopin’s genius kept reinventing with each new composition. Even when the melody dominates, the accompaniment knows how to support it and give it relief. This technique is combined with a great deal of interpretative intelligence, so that the emotional expression is brought to immediate effect with spontaneity. In the difficult-to-interpret Polonaise-Fantaisie, one of the composer’s last works, Nones succeeds in allowing the complex music to become rhetorical in a very natural way.
The Fazioli grand sounds spacious and clear.