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Chopin: Mazurkas / Vladimir Ashkenazy


Release Date: 04/09/1996 
Label:  London/Decca Double Decker Catalog #: 448086   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 23 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

...Ashkenazy's Mazurka interpretations prove as varied and refreshing as the compositions themselves, and he offers Chopin's final work, the F minor Mazurka Op. 68 No. 4 in both the originally published edition and in Arthur Hedley's expanded revision.

-- Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com
reviewing the complete Ashkenazy/Chopin box set, Decca 001406702
...Ashkenazy's Mazurka interpretations prove as varied and refreshing as the compositions themselves, and he offers Chopin's final work, the F minor Mazurka Op. 68 No. 4 in both the originally published edition and in Arthur Hedley's expanded revision.

-- Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com
reviewing the complete Ashkenazy/Chopin box set, Decca 001406702
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Works on This Recording

1. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 60/Op. 6: no 1 in F sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
2. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 60/Op. 6: no 2 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
3. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 60/Op. 6: no 3 in E major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 1 Minutes 36 Secs. 
4. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 60/Op. 6: no 4 in E flat minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 0 Minutes 58 Secs. 
5. Mazurkas (5) for Piano, B 61/Op. 7: no 1 in B flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
6. Mazurkas (5) for Piano, B 61/Op. 7: no 2 in A minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
7. Mazurkas (5) for Piano, B 61/Op. 7: no 3 in F minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
8. Mazurkas (5) for Piano, B 61/Op. 7: no 4 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 1 Minutes 6 Secs. 
9. Mazurkas (5) for Piano, B 61/Op. 7: no 5 in C major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 0 Minutes 45 Secs. 
10. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 77/Op. 17: no 1 in B flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1833; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 1 Minutes 57 Secs. 
11. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 77/Op. 17: no 2 in E minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1833; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 1 Minutes 57 Secs. 
12. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 77/Op. 17: no 3 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1833; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
13. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 77/Op. 17: no 4 in A minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1833; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 4 Minutes 13 Secs. 
14. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 89/Op. 24: no 1 in G minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834-1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
15. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 89/Op. 24: no 2 in C major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834-1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
16. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 89/Op. 24: no 3 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834-1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
17. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 89/Op. 24: no 4 in B flat minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834-1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 4 Minutes 31 Secs. 
18. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 105/Op. 30: no 1 in C minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1837; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 1 Minutes 29 Secs. 
19. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 105/Op. 30: no 2 in B minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1837; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 1 Minutes 6 Secs. 
20. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 105/Op. 30: no 3 in D flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1837; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
21. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 105/Op. 30: no 4 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1837; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
22. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 115/Op. 33: no 1 in G sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1838; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 1 Minutes 25 Secs. 
23. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 115/Op. 33: no 2 in D major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1838; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
24. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 115/Op. 33: no 3 in C major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1838; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 1 Minutes 28 Secs. 
25. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 115/Op. 33: no 4 in B minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1838; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
26. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 41: no 2 in E minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
27. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 41: no 3 in B major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 1 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
28. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 41: no 4 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 1 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
29. Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 145/Op. 50: no 1 in G major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
30. Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 145/Op. 50: no 2 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
31. Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 145/Op. 50: no 3 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 4 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
32. Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 153/Op. 56: no 1 in B major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
33. Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 153/Op. 56: no 2 in C major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 1 Minutes 32 Secs. 
34. Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 153/Op. 56: no 3 in C minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 5 Minutes 55 Secs. 
35. Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 157/Op. 59: no 1 in A minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
36. Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 157/Op. 59: no 2 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
37. Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 157/Op. 59: no 3 in F sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
38. Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 162/Op. 63: no 1 in B major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
39. Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 162/Op. 63: no 2 in F minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
40. Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 162/Op. 63: no 3 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
41. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 67: no 1 in G major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 1 Minutes 2 Secs. 
42. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 67: no 2 in G minor, B 167 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
43. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 67: no 3 in C major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 1 Minutes 25 Secs. 
44. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 67: no 4 in A minor, B 163 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
45. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 68: no 1 in C major, B 38 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 1 Minutes 25 Secs. 
46. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 68: no 2 in A minor, B 18 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
47. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 68: no 3 in F major, B 34 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 1 Minutes 14 Secs. 
48. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 68: no 4 in F minor, B 168 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: This recording is of the Jan Ekier reconstruction (based on a rediscovered
complete sketch by Chopin). 
49. Mazurka for Piano in A minor, B 134 "Notre temps" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
50. Mazurka for Piano in A minor, B 140 "A Emile Gaillard" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
51. Mazurka for Piano in A flat major, B 85 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 1 Minutes 16 Secs. 
52. Mazurka for Piano in C major, B 82 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
53. Mazurka for Piano in B flat major, B 73 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 1 Minutes 1 Secs. 
54. Mazurka for Piano in D major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Poland 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 1 Minutes 14 Secs. 
55. Mazurka for Piano in D major, B 4 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1820; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 1 Minutes 2 Secs. 
56. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 41: no 1 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
57. Mazurkas (2) for Piano, B 16: no 2 in B flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 1 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
58. Mazurkas (2) for Piano, B 16: no 1 in G major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1976-85 
Length: 1 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 

Sound Samples

Mazurka No.1 in F sharp minor Op.6 No.1
Mazurka No.2 in C sharp minor Op.6 No.2
Mazurka No.3 in E Op.6 No.3
Mazurka No.4 in E flat minor Op.6 No.4
Mazurka No.5 in B flat Op.7 No.1
Mazurka No.6 in A minor Op.7 No.2
Mazurka No.7 in F minor Op.7 No.3
Mazurka No.8 in A flat Op.7 No.4
Mazurka No.9 in C Op.7 No.5
Mazurka No.10 in B flat Op.17 No.1
Mazurka No.11 in E minor Op.17 No.2
Mazurka No.12 in A flat Op.17 No.3
Mazurka No.13 in A minor Op.17 No.4
Mazurka No.14 in G minor Op.24 No.1
Mazurka No.15 in C Op.24 No.2
Mazurka No.16 in A flat Op.24 No.3
Mazurka No.17 in B flat minor Op.24 No.4
Mazurka No.18 in C minor Op.30 No.1
Mazurka No.19 in B minor, Op.30 No.2
Mazurka No.20 in D flat Op.30 No.3
Mazurka No.21 in C sharp minor Op.30 No.4
Mazurka No.22 in G sharp minor Op.33 No.1
Mazurka No.23 in D Op.33 No.2
Mazurka No.24 in C Op.33 No.3
Mazurka No.25 in B minor Op.33 No.4
Mazurka No.26 in C sharp minor Op.41 No.1
Mazurka No.27 in E minor op.41 No.2
Mazurka No.28 in B Op.41 No.3
Mazurka No.29 in A flat Op.41 No.4
Mazurka No.30 in G Op.50 No.1
Mazurka No.31 in A flat Op.50 No.2
Mazurka No.32 in C sharp minor Op.50 No.3
Mazurka No.33 in B Op.56 No.1
Mazurka No.34 in C Op.56 No.2
Mazurka No.35 in C minor Op.56 No.3
Mazurka No.36 in A minor Op.59 No.1
Mazurka No.37 in A flat Op.59 No.2
Mazurka No.38 in F sharp minor Op.59 No.3
Mazurka No.39 in B Op.63 No.1
Mazurka No.40 in F minor Op.63 No.2
Mazurka No.41 in C sharp minor Op.63 No.3
Mazurka No.44 in G Op.67 No.1
Mazurka No.45 in G minor Op.67 No.2
Mazurka in C Op.67 No.3
Mazurka No.47 in A minor Op.67 No.4
Mazurka No.48 in C Op.68 No.1
Mazurka No.49 in A minor Op.68 No.2
Mazurka No.50 in F Op 68 No.3
Mazurka No.51 in F minor Op.68 No.4
Mazurka No.42 in A minor (ŕ Emile Gaillard)
Mazurka No.43 in A minor (Notre Temps No.2)
Mazurka No.52 in B flat (1826)
Mazurka No.53 in G
Mazurka No.58 in A flat
Mazurka No.57 in C
Mazurka in B flat (1832)
Mazurka in D (1832)
Mazurka in D (?1820)
Mazurka No.51 in F minor Op.68 No.4 - Revised version

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