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The Very Best Of Chopin

Chopin
Release Date: 03/03/2006 
Label:  Virgin Classics   Catalog #: 338171   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Francois-René DuchableMikhail PletnevLeif Ove AndsnesDmitri Alexeev,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Length: 2 Hours 33 Mins. 

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Following the success of the 'Very Best of...' singer and other releases, Virgin Classics presents six composer compilations featuring the best of each composer and the cream of the label's artists. 2006 Following the success of the 'Very Best of...' singer and other releases, Virgin Classics presents six composer compilations featuring the best of each composer and the cream of the label's artists. 2006 Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Impromptu for Piano no 4 in C sharp minor, B 87/Op. 66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Francois-René Duchable (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 8 Secs. 
2.
Nocturne for piano in C sharp minor (doubtful), KK Anh.Ia/6 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Francois-René Duchable (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
3.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 2 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Francois-René Duchable (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
4.
Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France 
Length: 9 Minutes 39 Secs. 
5.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, Op. 15: no 2 in F sharp major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
6.
Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 
Length: 11 Minutes 5 Secs. 
7.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March": 3rd movement, Marche funébre by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 9 Minutes 20 Secs. 
8.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 77/Op. 17: no 1 in B flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1833; Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
9.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 6 in E flat minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
10.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 10 in B minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1836; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 31 Secs. 
11.
Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, B 155/Op. 58: 4th movement, Presto non tanto by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
12.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 115/Op. 33: no 2 in D major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Francois-René Duchable (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1838; Paris, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 9 Secs. 
13.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 3 in E major, B 74 "Tristesse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Francois-René Duchable (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
14.
Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Francois-René Duchable (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Length: 6 Minutes 55 Secs. 
15.
Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Dmitri Alexeev (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
Length: 5 Minutes 41 Secs. 
16.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34: no 2 in A minor, B 64 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Dmitri Alexeev (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
Length: 6 Minutes 11 Secs. 
17.
Andante spianato et Grand polonaise brillante in E flat major, Op. 22 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Francois-René Duchable (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 12 Minutes 35 Secs. 
18.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 142/Op. 48: no 1 in C minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Francois-René Duchable (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 21 Secs. 
19.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 12 in C minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Francois-René Duchable (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
20.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11: 2nd movement, Romanze by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Francois-René Duchable (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Length: 10 Minutes 48 Secs. 
21.
Waltzes (2) for Piano, Op. 69: no 1 in A flat major, B 95 "L'adieu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Francois-René Duchable (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
22.
Ballade for Piano no 4 in F minor, B 146/Op. 52 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Piotr Anderszewski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Length: 11 Minutes 53 Secs. 
23.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 77/Op. 17: no 4 in A minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1833; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
24.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 11 in A minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834; Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
25.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 4 in E minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Francois-René Duchable (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
26.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 7 in A major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Francois-René Duchable (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 0 Minutes 48 Secs. 
27.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 15 in D flat major "Raindrop" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Francois-René Duchable (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 33 Secs. 
28.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 24 in D minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Francois-René Duchable (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 

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