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Chopin - Complete Edition Vol 6 - Preludes, Scherzos


Release Date: 11/09/1999 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 463063   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Martha ArgerichStanislav BuninMaurizio PolliniLilya Zilberstein,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

[H]er way with the 24 Preludes achieves a storm of contradictions. Mood follows mood, flashing and alternating like the play of the elements themselves. Nos. 18 and 22 show her at her most precipitate, while No. 16 is all brilliant fury. You may question her way with the climax of the elegiac No. 4 (does Chopin’s stretto really signify such a sudden squall?) or a touch of recklessness in No. 3 (where a gentle April shower becomes a torrential downpour) yet her overall response could hardly be more vivid. Her fitful rubato adds a touch of neurosis to the cloudy and disconsolate progressions of Op. 45...

-- Bryce Morrison, Gramophone [10/1997]
reviewing the Preludes, DG 453566

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Read more /> [Pollini's] Scherzos [are] as diamond-tipped as his Etudes.

-- Jessica Duchen, BBC Music Magazine Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 10/1975 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Munich, West Germany 
Length: 33 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
2. Prelude for Piano in C sharp minor, B 141/Op. 45 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 10/1975 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Munich, West Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
3. Prelude for Piano in A flat major, B 86 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 10/1975 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Munich, West Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
4. Impromptu for Piano no 1 in A flat major, B 110/Op. 29 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Stanislav Bunin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/1987 
Venue:  Friedrich Ebert Hall, Hamburg, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
5. Impromptu for Piano no 2 in F sharp major, B 129/Op. 36 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Stanislav Bunin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/1987 
Venue:  Friedrich Ebert Hall, Hamburg, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 43 Secs. 
6. Impromptu for Piano no 3 in G flat major, b 149/Op. 51 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Stanislav Bunin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/1987 
Venue:  Friedrich Ebert Hall, Hamburg, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 18 Secs. 
7. Impromptu for Piano no 4 in C sharp minor, B 87/Op. 66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Stanislav Bunin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/1987 
Venue:  Friedrich Ebert Hall, Hamburg, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
8. Scherzo for Piano no 1 in B minor, B 65/Op. 20 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1832; Poland 
Date of Recording: 09/1990 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Munich, Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 35 Secs. 
9. Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 09/1990 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Munich, Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 55 Secs. 
10. Scherzo for Piano no 3 in C sharp minor, B 125/Op. 39 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Mallorca (Majorca),  
Date of Recording: 09/1990 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Munich, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 23 Secs. 
11. Scherzo for Piano no 4 in E major, B 148/Op. 54 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 09/1990 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Munich, Germany 
Length: 10 Minutes 29 Secs. 
12. Rondo for Piano in C minor, Op. 1 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Lilya Zilberstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Poland 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Friedrich Ebert Hall, Hamburg, Germany 
Length: 10 Minutes 12 Secs. 
13. Rondo for Piano in F major, B 15/Op. 5 "ŕ la Mazur" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Lilya Zilberstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Poland 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Friedrich Ebert Hall, Hamburg, Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 18 Secs. 
14. Introduction in C minor and Rondo in E flat major for Piano, B 76/Op. 16 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832 
Date of Recording: 11/1996 
Venue:  Friedrich Ebert Hall, Hamburg, Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 59 Secs. 
15. Rondo for 2 Pianos in C major, B 27/Op. 73 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Heidi Bung (Piano), Kurt Bauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Venue:  Beethoven Hall, Hanover, West Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 

Sound Samples

24 Préludes, Op.28: 1. In C Major
24 Préludes, Op.28: 2. in A minor
24 Préludes, Op.28: 3. In G Major
24 Préludes, Op.28: 4. in E minor
24 Préludes, Op.28: 5. in D major
24 Préludes, Op.28: 6. In B Minor
24 Préludes, Op.28: 7. in A major
24 Préludes, Op.28: 8. in F sharp minor
24 Préludes, Op.28: 9. in E major
24 Préludes, Op.28: 10. In C Sharp Minor
24 Préludes, Op.28: 11. in B major
24 Préludes, Op.28: 12. in G sharp minor
24 Préludes, Op.28: 13. in F sharp major
24 Préludes, Op.28: 14. in E flat minor
24 Préludes, Op.28: 15. in D Flat Major ("Raindrop")
24 Préludes, Op.28: 16. in B Flat Minor
24 Préludes, Op.28: 17. In A Flat Major
24 Préludes, Op.28: 18. in F minor
24 Préludes, Op.28: 19. in E flat major
24 Préludes, Op.28: 20. In C Minor
24 Préludes, Op.28: 21. In B Flat Major
24 Préludes, Op.28: 22. in G minor
24 Préludes, Op.28: 23. in F major
24 Préludes, Op.28: 24. in D minor
Prélude No.25 in C sharp minor, Op.45: Sostenuto
Prélude No.26 in A flat, Op.posth.: Presto con leggierezza
Impromptu No.1 in A flat, Op.29: Allegro assai quasi Presto
Impromptu No.2 in F sharp, Op.36: Andantino
Impromptu No.3 in G flat, Op.51: Tempo giusto
Impromptu No.4 in C sharp minor, Op.66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu": Allegro agitato
Scherzo No.1 in B minor, Op.20
Scherzo No.2 in B flat minor, Op.31
Scherzo No.3 in C sharp minor, Op.39
Scherzo No.4 in E, Op.54
Rondeau in C minor, Op.1: Allegro
Rondeau ŕ la Mazurka in F, Op.5: Vivace
Rondeau in E flat, Op.16: Introduzione. Andante - Rondo. Allegro vivace
Rondeau for 2 Pianos in C, Op.73

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