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Chopin - Complete Edition Vol 5 - Polonaises / Pollini, Ugorski, Argerich


Release Date: 11/09/1999 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 463060   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio PolliniMartha ArgerichAnatol Ugorski
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Here is Pollini in all his early glory, in performances expertly transferred from 1976. Shorn of all virtuoso compromise or indulgence, the majestic force of his command is indissolubly integrated with the seriousness of his heroic impulse. Never have I been compelled into such awareness of the underlying malaise beneath the outward and nationalist defiance of the Polonaises.

-- Bryce Morrison, Gramophone [2/1999]
reviewing the Pollini performances
Here is Pollini in all his early glory, in performances expertly transferred from 1976. Shorn of all virtuoso compromise or indulgence, the majestic force of his command is indissolubly integrated with the seriousness of his heroic impulse. Never have I been compelled into such awareness of the underlying malaise beneath the outward and nationalist defiance of the Polonaises.

-- Bryce Morrison, Gramophone [2/1999]
reviewing the Pollini performances Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Polonaises (2) for Piano, B 90/Op. 26 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834-1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 11/1975 
Venue:  Large Hall, Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 17 Minutes 3 Secs. 
2.
Polonaises (2) for Piano, Op. 40 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 11/1975 
Venue:  Large Hall, Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 13 Minutes 33 Secs. 
3.
Polonaise for Piano in F sharp minor, B 135/Op. 44 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1841; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 11/1975 
Venue:  Large Hall, Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 10 Minutes 56 Secs. 
4.
Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 11/1975 
Venue:  Large Hall, Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 7 Secs. 
5.
Polonaise-fantaisie for Piano in A flat major, B 159/Op. 61 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Poland 
Date of Recording: 11/1975 
Venue:  Large Hall, Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 13 Minutes 14 Secs. 
6.
Andante spianato et Grand polonaise brillante in E flat major, Op. 22 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Munich, West Germany 
Length: 13 Minutes 25 Secs. 
7.
Polonaises (3) for Piano, Op. 71 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Anatol Ugorski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825-1828; Poland 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Rudolf Oetker Hall, Bielefeld, Germany 
Length: 20 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
8.
Polonaise for Piano in B flat minor, B 13 "Adieu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Anatol Ugorski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Poland 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Rudolf Oetker Hall, Bielefeld, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
9.
Polonaise for Piano in G flat major, B 36 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Anatol Ugorski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Poland 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Rudolf Oetker Hall, Bielefeld, Germany 
Length: 8 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
10.
Polonaise for Piano in G minor, B 1 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Anatol Ugorski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Poland 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Rudolf Oetker Hall, Bielefeld, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
11.
Polonaise for Piano in B flat major, B 3 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Anatol Ugorski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Poland 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Rudolf Oetker Hall, Bielefeld, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
12.
Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 5 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Anatol Ugorski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1821; Poland 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Rudolf Oetker Hall, Bielefeld, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
13.
Polonaise for Piano in G sharp minor, B 6 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Anatol Ugorski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Poland 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Rudolf Oetker Hall, Bielefeld, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
14.
Bourées (2) for Piano, B 160b by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Anatol Ugorski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Rudolf Oetker Hall, Bielefeld, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
15.
Galop Marquis for Piano in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Anatol Ugorski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Rudolf Oetker Hall, Bielefeld, Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
16.
Album Leaf for Piano in E major, B 151 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Anatol Ugorski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Rudolf Oetker Hall, Bielefeld, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
17.
Cantabile for Piano in B flat major, B 84 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Anatol Ugorski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Rudolf Oetker Hall, Bielefeld, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
18.
Fugue for Piano in A minor, B 144 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Anatol Ugorski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841-1842; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Rudolf Oetker Hall, Bielefeld, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
19.
Largo for Piano in E flat major, B 109 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Anatol Ugorski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1837; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Rudolf Oetker Hall, Bielefeld, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 

Sound Samples

Polonaise No.1 In C Sharp Minor, Op.26 No.1
Polonaise No.2 In E Flat Minor, Op.26 No.2
Polonaise No.3 In A, Op.40 No.1 - "Military"
Polonaise No.4 In C Minor, Op.40 No.2
Polonaise No.5 In F Sharp Minor, Op.44
Polonaise No.6 In A Flat, Op.53 -"Heroic"
Polonaise No.7 In A Flat, Op.61 Polonaise-Fantaisie
Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise brillante in E flat, Op.22: Andante spianato. Tranquillo -
Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise brillante in E flat, Op.22: Polonaise. Allegro molto
Polonaise No.8 in D minor, Op.71 No.1: Allegro maestoso
Polonaise No.9 in B flat, Op.71 No.2: Allegro ma non troppo
Polonaise No.10 in F minor, Op.71 No.3
Polonaise in B flat minor, Op.posth.
Polonaise in G flat, Op.posth.
Polonaise in G minor, Op.posth.
Polonaise in B flat, Op.posth.
Polonaise in A flat, Op.posth.
Polonaise in G sharp minor, Op.posth.: Moderato
2 Bourrees, B160b: No.1 in G minor
2 Bourrees, B160b: No.2 in A major
Galop Marquis
Feuille d'album in E, Op.posth.: Moderato
Cantabile in B flat
Fugue in A minor
Largo in E flat, Op.posth.

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