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Chopin: Piano Concerto No 1 & 2, Etc / Argerich, Ashkenazy


Release Date: 01/23/2001 
Label:  Dg Panorama Catalog #: 469127   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Martha ArgerichVladimir Ashkenazy
Conductor:  David ZinmanClaudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 27 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Preludes show Martha Argerich at her finest, spontaneous and inspirational... [H]er instinct is sure, with many poetic individual touches...

-- The Penguin Guide [2003/4 edition]
reviewing the Preludes, DG 463663


...The long orchestral introduction is uncommonly wide-flowing, as if it were a rediscovered part of Schubert's Unfinished. This breadth lingers for the rest of the movement, shedding light on precious details that might otherwise be too fleeting to register. Such ballad-like presentation does not prevent the music to have momentum. Towards the end of the development section the floods break free, and the turbulent stream is powerful and ecstatic. The slow movement is a
Read more delicate love poem. Finally, in the Rondo all inhibitions are thrown to the winds: it is a fiery lava flow.

-- Oleg Ledeniov, MusicWeb International
reviewing Piano Concerto no 1 reissued as part of the box set DG 001319202
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Works on This Recording

1. 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 
Length: 13 Minutes 23 Secs. 
2. Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 
Length: 8 Minutes 50 Secs. 
3. Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 22 Minutes 40 Secs. 
4. Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 
Length: 31 Minutes 2 Secs. 
5. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 33 Minutes 26 Secs. 
6. Prelude for Piano in C sharp minor, B 141/Op. 45 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
7. Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Length: 37 Minutes 50 Secs. 
8. Prelude for Piano in A flat major, B 86 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834; Paris, France 
Length: 0 Minutes 38 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise brillante in E flat, Op.22
Scherzo No.2 in B flat minor, Op.31: Presto
Piano Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.35: 1. Grave - Doppio movimento
Piano Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.35: 2. Scherzo - Piů lento - Tempo I
Piano Sonata No.2 In B Flat Minor, Op.35: 3. Marche funčbre (Lento)
Piano Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.35: 4. Finale (Presto)
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
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.26 in A flat, Op.posth.: Presto con leggierezza
Prélude No.25 in C sharp minor, Op.45: Sostenuto
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)

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