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Ultimate Chopin - The Essential Masterpieces

Ultimate Chopin / Various
Release Date: 11/14/2006 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000766602   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jorge BoletVladimir AshkenazyClaudio ArrauZoltán Kocsis
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Length: 42 Minutes 57 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 
Length: 33 Minutes 10 Secs. 
3.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Length: 16 Minutes 1 Secs. 
4.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, Op. 15 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1833 
Length: 11 Minutes 26 Secs. 
5.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Length: 11 Minutes 18 Secs. 
6.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 106/Op. 32 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1837; Paris, France 
Length: 10 Minutes 48 Secs. 
7.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 37 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1849; Paris, France 
Length: 11 Minutes 46 Secs. 
8.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 142/Op. 48 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
Length: 14 Minutes 0 Secs. 
9.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 152/Op. 55 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Paris, France 
Length: 10 Minutes 16 Secs. 
10.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 161/Op. 62 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
Length: 12 Minutes 58 Secs. 
11.
Nocturne for Piano in E minor, B 19/Op. 72 no 1 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Poland 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
12.
Nocturne for Piano in C sharp minor, B 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
13.
Nocturne for Piano in C minor, B 108 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
14.
Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1835 
Length: 9 Minutes 49 Secs. 
15.
Ballade for Piano no 2 in F major/a minor, B 102/Op. 38 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 7 Minutes 41 Secs. 
16.
Ballade for Piano no 3 in A flat major, B 136/Op. 47 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1841; Paris, France 
Length: 7 Minutes 32 Secs. 
17.
Ballade for Piano no 4 in F minor, B 146/Op. 52 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Length: 11 Minutes 27 Secs. 
18.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 35 Minutes 31 Secs. 
19.
Prelude for Piano in C sharp minor, B 141/Op. 45 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 30 Secs. 
20.
Prelude for Piano in A flat major, B 86 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834; Paris, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 7 Secs. 
21.
Impromptu for Piano no 1 in A flat major, B 110/Op. 29 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 51 Secs. 
22.
Impromptu for Piano no 2 in F sharp major, B 129/Op. 36 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
Length: 6 Minutes 11 Secs. 
23.
Impromptu for Piano no 3 in G flat major, b 149/Op. 51 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Length: 6 Minutes 28 Secs. 
24.
Impromptu for Piano no 4 in C sharp minor, B 87/Op. 66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 43 Secs. 
25.
Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Zoltán Kocsis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
Length: 4 Minutes 57 Secs. 
26.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Zoltán Kocsis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1838 
Length: 12 Minutes 47 Secs. 
27.
Waltz for Piano in A flat major, B 131/Op. 42 "Grande Valse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Zoltán Kocsis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France; Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
28.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Zoltán Kocsis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Length: 7 Minutes 21 Secs. 
29.
Waltzes (2) for Piano, Op. 69 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Zoltán Kocsis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1835 
Length: 6 Minutes 28 Secs. 
30.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 70 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Zoltán Kocsis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1841 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
31.
Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 46 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Zoltán Kocsis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 
Length: 1 Minutes 12 Secs. 
32.
Waltz for Piano in E minor, B 56 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Zoltán Kocsis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Length: 2 Minutes 1 Secs. 
33.
Waltz for Piano in A flat major, B 21 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Zoltán Kocsis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Poland 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
34.
Waltz for Piano in A minor, B 150 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Zoltán Kocsis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1843; Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
35.
Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 133 "Sostenuto" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Zoltán Kocsis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Paris, France 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11: 1. Allegro maestoso
Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11: 2. Romance (Larghetto)
Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11: 3. Rondo (Vivace)
Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21: 1. Maestoso
Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21: 2. Larghetto
Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21: 3. Allegro vivace
Nocturne No.10 in A flat, Op.32 No.2
Nocturne No.11 in G minor, Op.37 No.1
Nocturne No.12 in G, Op.37 No.2
Nocturne No.13 in C minor, Op.48 No.1
Nocturne No.14 in F sharp minor, Op.48 No.2
Nocturne No.1 in B Flat Minor, Op.9 No.1
Nocturne No.2 in E Flat, Op.9 No.2
Nocturne No.3 in B, Op.9 No.3
Nocturne No.4 in F, Op.15 No.1
Nocturne No.5 in F sharp, Op.15 No.2
Nocturne No.6 in G minor, Op.15 No.3
Nocturne No.7 in C sharp minor, Op.27 No.1
Nocturne No.8 in D Flat, Op.27 No.2
Nocturne No.9 in B, Op.32 No.1

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