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Welcome to the Live and Studio Recordings page for the official website of Archie Chen! Here, you can experience the magic of Archie's music from the comfort of your own home. Whether you're in the mood for a live recording of one of his electrifying performances, or a beautifully crafted studio recording, this page has it all. So why wait? Explore the recordings below and see for yourself why Archie is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after pianists of his generation. From Mozart to Godowsky, there's something here for everyone. We invite you to take a listen and discover the beauty and passion of Archie's music.
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Recording Reviews

"Archie Chen has fulfilled the promise of his youthful talent with this beautiful Chopin disc. What distinguishes his performances at once is his complete understanding of the composer's contrapuntal writing, an approach which puts Chen on as high a level of musicianship as his fleet-fingered technic and myriad colors prove his commanding pianism. He is a "patrician" pianist, but not an aloof one -- he plays with the poetic imagination and drama that is necessary to truly represent Chopin's greatness."
- Edmund Battersby
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"The opening Impromptu, in A-flat major, is a joyful outpouring, Chen opting for a more relaxed tempo than some performers, with restrained rubato and a thoughtful middle section. The Ballade No. 3 is graceful and elegant, with tasteful rubato and an enjoyably lilting tempo, which calls to mind the chime of a carriage clock (perhaps on the mantelpiece at Nohant?). In the Scherzo, once again a more spacious tempo allows us to enjoy all the contrasting elements and drama of this work. Likewise in the Sonata, tempos are measured and well thought out, in particular in the final movement (marked Presto non Tanto, far too many pianists, in my opinion, take this movement at such a gallop many of the details of the music are lost). Clean and expressive playing throughout, coupled with considered tempos and spare use of rubato, make this a CD to enjoy over several listenings."
- Frances Wilson, The Cross-Eyed Pianist

Live Recordings

My live recordings capture the energy and spontaneity of musical performances in their entirety, providing a valuable resource for musicians, educators and music enthusiasts. They feature a wide range of compositions and styles, recorded at various venues to provide a diverse range of acoustics and ambiance. The raw energy and emotions of the performance are preserved in real-time, creating an authentic and immersive listening experience. These recordings are a must-listen for anyone looking to deepen their understanding and appreciation of music.
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Dr. Archie Chen is a Sony Classical Recording Artist
Archie Chen records for Sony Classical
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