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Late Piano Music of FREDERIC CHOPIN
Barcarolle, Op. 60 (1845-46)
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Late Piano Music of FREDERIC CHOPIN

Aleck Karis, piano

Three Mazurkas, Op. 63:
B major, F minor, C sharp minor

Two Nocturnes, Op. 62:

B major, E major (1846)

Barcarolle, Op. 60 (1845-46)

Three Mazurkas, Op. 59:

A minor, A flat major, F sharp minor

Berceuse, Op. 57 (1844)

Polonaise-fantaisie, Op. 61 (1846)

Three Waltzes, Op. 64:

D flat major, C sharp minor; A flat major (1847)


For over twenty-five years Aleck Karis has been one of the leading pianists in the New York contemporary music scene. Particularly associated with the music of Elliott Carter, Mario Davidovsky, and John Cage, he has championed their works all over the world. In addition to his disc of piano music by Philip Glass (Roméo Records 2000) he has released four solo piano discs on Bridge Records featuring music by Mozart, Stravinsky, Schumann, Carter and John Cage. Other solo and chamber music recordings appear on Nonesuch, Tzadic, New World, Neuma, Centaur, CRI Records, featuring music by Davidovsky, Babbitt, Martino, Hyla, and Feldman, among many others.
Karis has studied with William Daghlian, Artur Balsam and Beveridge Webster and holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard School. Currently, he is a Professor of Music at the University of California, San Diego.