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A Century Of Romantic Chopin


Release Date: 08/19/2010 
Label:  Marston   Catalog #: 54001  
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Moritz RosenthalAlfred CortotRosita RenardSydney Foster,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Number of Discs: 4 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Belongs on the shelves of every piano collector, and anyone seriously interested in Chopin interpretation on disc.

To mark the composer’s bicentennial year Marston has issued this elegant four CD set, splendidly transferred and with an excellent booklet, as ever. The box contains 90 selections played by 65 different pianists, and the dates of recordings range from two Paul Pabst 1895 private cylinders - which you can also find in Marston’s amazing Julius Bock recordings set - to 2003. The selections are cannily chosen, mostly to promote the idea of individuality and romantic freedom in Chopin performance, but also for exceptional rarity value as well, so some are live performances, and some you will assuredly not have
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The first disc is given over to the Etudes. I listened with a deliberately vague eye on the track running order, so was often unaware who was performing; I kept crafty looks to a bare minimum. The results were often surprising. Why, for example, don’t I admire Rosenthal’s 1929 Edison of the Op.10 No.1 more than I’m supposed to? Is it the left hand’s drumming away and the quixotic hand balancing? I found Cortot’s A minor puckish and delightful. Rosita Renard is only so-so in her 1949 Etude in E, but Sidney Foster - you’d need to be a real pianophile to know him - turns in an amazing performance of the C sharp minor from a recital at Indiana University in 1952; powerful, passionate, bringing out voicings in a most unusual and personalised way. His Black Key from a similar recital a decade later is less incendiary but still very good indeed. Let’s have more from this remarkable musician. Is there much? Backhaus is warmly textured, while Planté gives us a pecking start to the Seventh in C on his 1928 French Columbia, before an increasingly hectic drive to a mirth-inducing close. Odd - but interesting, and he was 89 at the time. Nicolai Orloff’s left hand has ‘gone fishing’ in his 1945 Decca of the Eighth; was it Decca or Orloff, or both? Solomon’s F minor is truly poetic, Garrick Ohlsson’s Tenth attractive, Irene Scharrer ripples away delightfully in her 1933 Columbia. Rubinstein’s Revolutionary must have come via a hand-held cassette. Op.25 offers similar points of interest and contention; more from that Rubinstein recital, Ginzburg in 1952, Anda in wartime Berlin, Svetlanov in Moscow in 1980, and very good too, as anyone who knows his Medtner will have been prepared to aver. Ought I to tempt you further with the names of Barere (the World Program Service Impromptu), Saperton, von Sauer, Friedman, Tagliaferro - where does one start, or stop?

These are the kinds of riches you will find in this box, one for a lifetime’s contemplation and enjoyment. Of course, you won’t like everything, but that’s only to be expected. I don’t go a bundle on Earl Wild’s manicured and erratic G minor Ballade in the second disc. I did like the supercharged central panel of Bolet’s live 1972 New York Ballade in F minor; combustible but in dodgy cassette sound. Natan Brand, rather like Foster, brings out myriad shadings and voicings in his live 1983 recital, in a very original characterful performance. Scharrer is heard again, this time in the B flat minor Scherzo. Clearly the compilers Gregor Benko and Ward Marston have a soft spot for this very underrated English pianist. Up pops Karl Ulrich Schnabel. I have to admit I wasn’t expecting his C sharp minor Scherzo to be this good - but it most certainly is. The three selected Preludes from Op.28 are all from Levitzki from his famous 1929 session whilst another seven are in the variable hands of Guiomar Novaes (NYC, 1966, live), who is far too insistent with the Raindrop. I assume the 1935 BBC broadcast of Rosenthal in the (incomplete) Largo of the Third Sonata is via the Leech Collection - or am I wrong?

The third disc opens with the famous live Hofmann/Barbirolli Chopin Concerto in F minor, of which we hear the second movement. Moiseiwitsch’s Barcarolle wasn’t issued on 78 though it’s been on CD. There’s an unpublished Electrola of Lubka Kolessa (Berlin, 1936) in a Mazurka, and we also hear a splendid conjunction of Russian talents; Sofronitsky and Feinberg side by side in Mazurkas. Antonietta Rudge is heard in a 1934 Brazilian disc, though no details are provided about it; was it a private issue? Especially lovely is another Rubinstein performance, this time of the Op.34/1 Waltz taken from the Hollywood Bowl in 1950. Try to hear the ever-wonderful Arthur Loesser in his electrical test from 1925 of the A flat Waltz Op.42. Good sound, great performance. We also hear from the typically puzzling Michael von Zadora in the Minute waltz.

Francesco Libetta’s Op.27/2 Nocturne is the most recent performance, should you want to know, and it’s in the final disc. So too is a very early example of Alicia de Larrocha’s art - the Op.32/1 Waltz (Barcelona, 1932). Marcel Ciampi’s C minor waltz Op.48/1 is very slow but very beautiful, with an exquisite tone, audible despite the high ration of surface noise. Incidentally faithful Marston subscribers receive a ‘Lagniappe’ disc, and this year it was Ciampi’s complete 78rpm solo recordings, than which things don’t get very much better. Fania Chapiro bucks the trend with a 1982 Fidelio performance on an 1820 Broadwood. Tracks 11-18 are labelled ‘historic recordings’ given that they range from 1895-1922. The roll-call - mouths prepare to salivate now - reads; Paderewski, Grünfeld, Rachmaninoff, Michalowski, Busoni, those Pabsts and then an out-of-sequence rarity - Bartók playing an incomplete Nocturne Op.27 No.1 from 1939.

Well then. This set belongs on the shelves of every piano collector, and anyone seriously interested in Chopin interpretation on disc.

-- Jonathan Woolf, MusicWeb International

The broad range of pianists selected for this remarkable anthology (astutely and intelligently curated by Gregor Benko and Ward Marston) are represented by performances recorded between 1895 and 2003, almost all of which strike a delicate balance in regard to freedom, taste, proportion, and classicism. More importantly, each artist makes Chopin come alive.


Ignaz Friedman's celebrated 1936 E-flat Nocturne Op. 55 No. 2 is the ultimate case in point, but the same holds true of Marcel Ciampi's less known yet grippingly sustained Op. 48 No. 1 C minor Nocturne. I first listened through the four discs without identifying the pianists, and when I learned who they were I often was surprised. Few of Earl Wild's studio Chopin efforts come close to the live G minor Ballade here--so outlandish, yet so inevitable, octave doublings and all. That delightfully fleet Op. 30 No. 4 C-sharp minor Mazurka, with a color change on every beat, belongs to the late, undervalued Joseph Villa. I swore that the amazingly fast and fiercely authoritative C-sharp minor Op. 10 No. 4 Etude was Sviatoslav Richter in his prime--but no, it's Sidney Foster.


An Op. 25 No. 5 Etude with hot liquid cantabiles and rubatos that stretch out to high heaven yet never snap? The young Geza Anda. An impetuous, unbuttoned C-sharp minor Scherzo? None other than Karl Ulrich Schnabel. And who would have credited this sensitive, texturally three-dimensional C-sharp minor Op. 25 No. 7 Etude to conductor Evgeny Svetlanov in one of his rare recorded keyboard outings?


Jorge Bolet's blazing live 1972 Fourth Ballade leaves his logy Decca studio version in the dust, while a few wrong notes don't matter at all when the 87-year-old Arthur Rubinstein plays the F major Op. 25 No. 3 Etude with more poetry and character than anyone else (listen to how easily he tosses off the final upward run, and slightly slows down to place the last few notes--what a sense of timing!).


We expect Friedman's rollicking, slightly madcap A-flat Polonaise to be full of textual add-ons, but not the normally cool and patrician Solomon to transpose a couple of the A major "Military" Polonaise's left-hand chords down an octave. Those who buy Harold C. Schonberg's damning assessment of Vladimir de Pachmann need to know his best recordings, such as this very straightforward and rather forceful rendition of the E minor Op. 72 No. 1 Nocturne, recorded in 1927 when the pianist was nearly 80. And there's nothing remotely erratic or sloppy concerning Paderewski's crystalline, gorgeously nuanced A minor Mazurka Op. 17 No. 4. I'd also apply this praise to an unpublished test pressing featuring Arthur Loesser in the A-flat Waltz Op. 42.


Listeners, of course, will discover their own surprises, as well as reconnect with old favorites in properly pitched, newly minted transfers. Buy this release while you can, and hope that Ward Marston and associates have something equally special in store for Liszt's 200th birthday year in 2011.
-- Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 1 in C major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Moritz Rosenthal (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 4/4/1929 
Venue:  New York City 
2.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 2 in A minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 7/4/1933 
Venue:  London 
3.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 3 in E major, B 74 "Tristesse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Rosita Renard (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1/19/1949 
Venue:  New York City 
4.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 4 in C sharp minor, B 74 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Sydney Foster (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Poland 
Date of Recording: 4/27/1952 
Venue:  Live Indiana University 
5.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 5 in G flat major "Black Keys" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Sydney Foster (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 10/2/1961 
Venue:  Live Indiana University 
6.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 6 in E flat minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1/5/1928 
7.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 7 in C major, B 68 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Francis Planté (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Poland 
Date of Recording: 7/1928 
Venue:  Mont-de-Marsan, France 
8.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 8 in F major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Nikolai Orloff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Poland 
Date of Recording: 12/20/1945 
Venue:  London 
9.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 9 in F minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Poland 
Date of Recording: 9/16/1942 
Venue:  London 
10.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 10 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Poland 
Date of Recording: 10/1996 
Venue:  Purchase, New York 
11.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 11 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Poland 
Date of Recording: 7/21/1933 
Venue:  London 
12.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 12 in C minor, B 67 "Revolutionary" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1/13/1974 
Venue:  Live New York City 
13.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 1 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1/23/1929 
Venue:  Berlin 
14.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 2 in F minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Grigori Ginzburg (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: circa 1952 
Venue:  Moscow 
15.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 3 in F major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1836; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1/13/1974 
Venue:  Live New York City 
16.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 4 in A minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Rosita Renard (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1836; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1/19/1949 
Venue:  New York City 
17.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 5 in E minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Géza Anda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1834; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 5/1943 
Venue:  Berlin 
18.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 6 in G sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Josef Lhévinne (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1836; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 2/23/1933 
Venue:  Live New York City 
19.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 7 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Yevgeny Svetlanov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1836; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Venue:  Moscow 
20.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 8 in D flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Rosita Renard (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1836; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1/19/1949 
Venue:  New York City 
21.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 9 in G flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Ignaz Friedman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1834; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 2/10/1928 
Venue:  London 
22.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 10 in B minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  David Saperton (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1836; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1952 
Venue:  New York City 
23.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 11 in A minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 11/4/1942 
Venue:  Paris 
24.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 12 in C minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Emil Von Sauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: circa 1940 
Venue:  Berlin 
25.
Nouvelles Etudes (3) for Piano, B 130: no 1 in f minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Goldsand (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 7/23/1975 
Venue:  Syracuse, New York 
26.
Nouvelles Etudes (3) for Piano, B 130: no 2 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Ann Schein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Venue:  New York City 
27.
Nouvelles Etudes (3) for Piano, B 130: no 3 in D flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  David Saperton (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1952 
Venue:  New York City 
28.
Impromptu for Piano no 1 in A flat major, B 110/Op. 29 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Simon Barere (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 
29.
Impromptu for Piano no 4 in C sharp minor, B 87/Op. 66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Magda Tagliaferro (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1934 
Venue:  Paris 
30.
Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 8/10/1938 
Venue:  Berlin 
31.
Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Earl Wild (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1835 
Date of Recording: 11/1/1981 
Venue:  Live New York City 
32.
Ballade for Piano no 4 in F minor, B 146/Op. 52 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1/5/1972 
Venue:  New York City 
33.
Tarantella for Piano in A flat major, B 139/Op. 43 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 4/10/1991 
Venue:  Live St. Paul, Minnesota 
34.
Scherzo for Piano no 1 in B minor, B 65/Op. 20 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Natan Brand (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1832; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Venue:  Live Amherst, Massachusetts 
35.
Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/5/1932 
Venue:  London 
36.
Scherzo for Piano no 3 in C sharp minor, B 125/Op. 39 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Karl Ulrich Schnabel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Mallorca (Majorca),  
Date of Recording: circa 1955 
Venue:  New York City 
37.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 1 in C major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Mischa Levitzki (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 11/21/1929 
Venue:  London 
38.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 7 in A major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Mischa Levitzki (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 11/21/1929 
Venue:  London 
39.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 23 in F major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Mischa Levitzki (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 11/21/1929 
Venue:  London 
40.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 9 in E major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Guiomar Novaës (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 10/22/1966 
Venue:  Live New York City 
41.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 10 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Guiomar Novaës (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 10/22/1966 
Venue:  Live New York City 
42.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 11 in B major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Guiomar Novaës (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 10/22/1966 
Venue:  Live New York City 
43.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 15 in D flat major "Raindrop" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Guiomar Novaës (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 10/22/1966 
Venue:  Live New York City 
44.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 18 in F minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Guiomar Novaës (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 10/22/1966 
Venue:  Live New York City 
45.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 20 in C minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Guiomar Novaës (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 10/22/1966 
Venue:  Live New York City 
46.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 22 in G minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Guiomar Novaës (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 10/22/1966 
Venue:  Live New York City 
47.
Prelude for Piano in C sharp minor, B 141/Op. 45 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 11/4/1949 
Venue:  London 
48.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March": 3rd movement, Marche funébre by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Ignaz Friedman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 3/1927 
Venue:  London 
49.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March": 4th movement, Presto by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Leopold Godowsky (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 4/25/1930 
Venue:  London 
50.
Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, B 155/Op. 58: 3rd movement, Largo by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Moritz Rosenthal (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 3/23/1935 
Venue:  London 
Notes: This recording is incomplete. 
51.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Josef Hofmann (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 12/27/1936 
Venue:  New York City 
52.
Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Benno Moiseiwitsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 3/17/1939 
Venue:  London 
53.
Mazurkas (5) for Piano, B 61/Op. 7: no 1 in B flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alexander Brailowsky (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1927 
Venue:  Berlin 
54.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 105/Op. 30: no 4 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Joseph Villa (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1837; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  New York City 
55.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 115/Op. 33: no 1 in G sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Lubka Kolessa (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1838; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 10/1936 
Venue:  Berlin 
56.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 41: no 1 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Sofronitzki (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: circa 1948 
Venue:  Moscow 
57.
Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 157/Op. 59: no 3 in F sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samuel Feinberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1952 
Venue:  Moscow 
58.
Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 162/Op. 63: no 2 in F minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 3/21/1947 
Venue:  Live New York City 
59.
Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 162/Op. 63: no 3 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Antonietta Rudge (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 7/25/1934 
Venue:  Brazil 
60.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 68: no 1 in C major, B 38 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Youra Guller (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Poland 
Date of Recording: 6/28/1956 
Venue:  Paris 
61.
Polonaises (2) for Piano, Op. 40: no 1 in A major, B 120 "Military" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Poland 
Date of Recording: 11/30/1932 
Venue:  London 
62.
Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Ignaz Friedman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 3/1927 
Venue:  London 
63.
Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Arthur De Greef (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
Date of Recording: 3/24/1926 
Venue:  London 
64.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34: no 1 in A flat major, B 94 "Valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1950 
Venue:  Hollywood Bowl 
65.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34: no 2 in A minor, B 64 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
Date of Recording: 11/4/1979 
Venue:  Live Toronto 
66.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34: no 3 in F major, B 118 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jan Smeterlin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1929 
Venue:  Berlin 
67.
Waltz for Piano in A flat major, B 131/Op. 42 "Grande Valse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Arthur Loesser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 2/19/1925 
Venue:  Camden, New Jersey 
68.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 1 in D flat major "Minute Waltz" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Cecile Staub Genhart (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 4/6/1943 
Venue:  Rochester, New York 
69.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 1 in D flat major "Minute Waltz" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Michael Von Zadora (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1929 
Venue:  Berlin 
70.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 2 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Moritz Rosenthal (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 5/29/1929 
Venue:  Berlin 
71.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 70: no 1 in G flat major, B 92 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Walter Morse Rummel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1/1943 
Venue:  Berlin 
72.
Waltz for Piano in E minor, B 56 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Dinu Lipatti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 7/1950 
Venue:  London 
73.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Moritz Rosenthal (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Date of Recording: 3/29/1935 
Venue:  London 
74.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27: no 2 in D flat major, B 96 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Francesco Libetta (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/13/2003 
Venue:  Live Fort Lauderdale, Florida 
75.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 106/Op. 32: no 1 in B major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1837; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 6/3/1932 
Venue:  Barcelona 
76.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 142/Op. 48: no 1 in C minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Marcel Ciampi (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 6/15/1929 
Venue:  Paris 
77.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 152/Op. 55: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Ignaz Friedman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 11/23/1936 
Venue:  London 
78.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 161/Op. 62: no 1 in B major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Fania Chapiro (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 10/1982 
Venue:  Utrecht, Netherlands 
79.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 161/Op. 62: no 2 in E major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Raymond Lewenthal (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 9/23/1978 
Venue:  Live St. Paul, Minnesota 
80.
Nocturne for Piano in E minor, B 19/Op. 72 no 1 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Poland 
Date of Recording: 11/3/1927 
Venue:  London 
81.
Nocturne for Piano in C sharp minor, B 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Thomas Manshardt (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830 
Date of Recording: 6/13/1980 
Venue:  Live Cleveland, Ohio 
82.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 77/Op. 17: no 4 in A minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Ignace Jan Paderewski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1833; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 7/1911 
Venue:  Riond-Bosson, Morges, Switzerland 
83.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 67: no 4 in A minor, B 163 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Grunfeld (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1902 
Venue:  Vienna 
84.
Waltz for Piano in A flat major, B 131/Op. 42 "Grande Valse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Sergei Rachmaninov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 4/18/1919 
85.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 2 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Aleksander Michalowski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1/16/1906 
Venue:  Warsaw 
86.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, Op. 15: no 2 in F sharp major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Ferruccio Busoni (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Date of Recording: 2/27/1922 
Venue:  London 
87.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27: no 1 in C sharp minor, B 91 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Béla Bartók (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1939 
88.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 161/Op. 62: no 2 in E major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Paul Pabst (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 2/12/1895 
89.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 1 in D flat major "Minute Waltz" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Paul Pabst (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 2/12/1895 

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