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The Very Best Of Chopin


Release Date: 10/18/2005 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8552107-08   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil BiretBernd GlemserMaria Kliegel
Conductor:  Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kosice Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 24 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France 
Length: 8 Minutes 42 Secs. 
2.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 3 in E major, B 74 "Tristesse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
3.
Nocturne for Piano in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
4.
Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, B 160/Op. 65: 3rd movement, Largo by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Bernd Glemser (Piano), Maria Kliegel (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France 
Venue:  Clara Wieck Auditorium, Heidelberg 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: Clara Wieck Auditorium, Heidelberg (07/1994 - 08/1994) 
5.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 1 in D flat major "Minute Waltz" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
6.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27: no 2 in D flat major, B 96 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Length: 6 Minutes 17 Secs. 
7.
Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 
Length: 10 Minutes 59 Secs. 
8.
Nocturne for Piano in C sharp minor, B 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
9.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor:  Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kosice Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 
Length: 9 Minutes 28 Secs. 
10.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, Op. 15: no 2 in F sharp major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
11.
Mazurka for Piano in A minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
12.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March": 3rd movement, Marche funébre by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 9 Minutes 17 Secs. 
13.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 12 in C minor, B 67 "Revolutionary" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
14.
Ballade for Piano no 3 in A flat major, B 136/Op. 47 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1841; Paris, France 
Length: 7 Minutes 43 Secs. 
15.
Nocturne for Piano in E minor, B 19/Op. 72 no 1 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Poland 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 
16.
Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
Length: 5 Minutes 35 Secs. 
17.
Andante spianato et Grand polonaise brillante in E flat major, Op. 22 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 35 Secs. 
18.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 15 in D flat major "Raindrop" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 53 Secs. 
19.
Mazurka for Piano in D major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Poland 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
20.
Impromptu for Piano no 4 in C sharp minor, B 87/Op. 66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 30 Secs. 
21.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 2 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
22.
Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Length: 7 Minutes 19 Secs. 
23.
Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
24.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11: 2nd movement, Romanze by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor:  Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kosice Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Length: 11 Minutes 47 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Barcarolle, Op. 60: Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60
Etudes, Op. 10: Etude No. 3 in E major, Op. 10, No. 3
Nocturne No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9, No. 2
Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 65: III. Largo
Waltz No. 6 in D flat major, Op. 64, No. 1, "Minute": Waltz No. 6 in D flat major, Op. 64/1, "Minute"
Nocturne No. 8 in D flat major, Op. 27, No. 2: Nocturne No. 8 in D flat major, Op. 27/2
Scherzo No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31
Nocturne No. 20 in C sharp minor, Op. posth.
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21: II. Larghetto
Nocturne No. 5 in F sharp major, Op. 15, No. 2: Nocturne No. 5 in F sharp major, Op. 15/2
Mazurka No. 13 in A minor, Op. 17, No. 4: Mazurka No. 13 in A minor, Op. 17/4
Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35, "Funeral March": III. Marche funebre
Etudes, Op. 10: 12 : No. 12 in C minor, "Revolutionary"
Ballade No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47
Nocturne No. 19 in E minor, Op. 72, No. 1: Nocturne No. 19 in E minor, Op. 72/1
Waltz No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 18, "Grande valse brillante"
Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op. 22: Andante spianato in G major, Op. 22: II. Grande polonaise brilliante
24 Preludes, Op. 28: No. 15 in D flat major
Mazurka No. 23 in D major, Op. 33, No. 2: Mazurka No. 23 in D major, Op. 33/2
Fantasy-Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op. 66
Waltz No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64, No. 2: Waltz No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2
Polonaise No. 6 in A flat major, Op. 53, "Heroic"
Berceuse in D flat major, Op. 57
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11: II. Romance: Larghetto

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