"Mazurka - remaking Chopin" was recorded on a special instrument: Collard & Collard piano from the 1820s at Ulefoss Hovedgård in Telemark. Searching for recordings of Chopin on period instruments brought few results. Most of them are made on grand pianos, but the square piano (taffelpiano) gives a more intimate sound, still with amazing dynamics.

The short decay curve of the sound makes the texture transparent, the registers sound really different, it has a genuine string instrument quality.... All this made me decide for a second recording - undoing the remaking - of Chopin's Mazurkas in original version. Ulefoss is an amazing place where the iron industry still is up and producing after 350 years, and where Nils Aall, Norway's first minister of commerce (from 1814), built his mansion now regarded as the country's most important Empire building.