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Chopin: Favorite Piano Works / Vladimir Ashkenazy


Release Date: 02/13/1996 
Label:  London/Decca Double Decker Catalog #: 444830   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
2. Impromptu for Piano no 4 in C sharp minor, B 87/Op. 66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
3. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1981 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
4. Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34: no 2 in A minor, B 64 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
5. 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: 1982 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
6. Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1982 
Length: 9 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: This selction is a DDD recording. 
7. Waltzes (2) for Piano, Op. 69: no 1 in A flat major, B 95 "L'adieu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
8. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, Op. 15: no 2 in F sharp major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
9. Waltzes (2) for Piano, Op. 69: no 2 in B minor, B 35 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1981 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
10. Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1835 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Length: 9 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
11. 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: 1983 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
12. Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 70: no 1 in G flat major, B 92 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
13. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 106/Op. 32: no 1 in B major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1837; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1982 
Length: 5 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
14. Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Length: 6 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
15. 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 
Date of Recording: 1979 
Length: 7 Minutes 30 Secs. 
16. Prelude for Piano in C sharp minor, B 141/Op. 45 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1979 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 
17. Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 1 in D flat major "Minute Waltz" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
18. Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 2 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
19. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 12 in C minor, B 67 "Revolutionary" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
20. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 5 in G flat major "Black Keys" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
21. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 152/Op. 55: no 1 in F minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976 
Length: 4 Minutes 51 Secs. 
22. Polonaises (2) for Piano, Op. 40: no 1 in A major, B 120 "Military" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1981 
Length: 5 Minutes 5 Secs. 
23. Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1976 
Length: 8 Minutes 45 Secs. 
24. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 15 in D flat major "Raindrop" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1978 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
25. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 11 in A minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
26. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 3 in E major, B 74 "Tristesse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
27. Scherzo for Piano no 3 in C sharp minor, B 125/Op. 39 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Mallorca (Majorca),  
Date of Recording: 1981 
Length: 6 Minutes 41 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Waltz No.1 in E flat, Op.18 -"Grande valse brillante"
Impromptu No.4 in C sharp minor, Op.66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu"
Nocturne No.2 in E Flat, Op.9 No.2
Waltz No.3 in A minor, Op.34 No.2
Mazurka No.23 in D Op.33 No.2
Scherzo No.2 in B Flat Minor, Op.31
Waltz No.9 in A flat, Op.69 No.1 -"Farewell"
Nocturne No.5 in F sharp, Op.15 No.2
Waltz No.10 in B minor, Op.69 No.2
Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23
Mazurka No.5 in B flat Op.7 No.1
Waltz No.11 in G flat, Op.70 No.1
Nocturne No.9 in B, Op.32 No.1
Polonaise No.6 in A Flat, Op.53 -"Heroic"
Ballade No.3 in A flat, Op.47
Prélude No.25 in C sharp minor, Op.45
Waltz No.6 in D flat, Op.64 No.1 -"Minute"
Waltz No.7 in C sharp minor, Op.64 No.2
12 Etudes, Op.10: No. 12 in C minor "Revolutionary"
12 Etudes, Op.10: No. 5 in G flat "Black Keys"
Nocturne No.15 in F minor, Op.55 No.1
Polonaise No.3 in A, Op.40 No.1 - "Military"
Barcarolle in F Sharp, Op.60
24 Préludes, Op.28: 5. in D major
12 Etudes, Op.25: No. 11 in A minor "Winter Wind"
12 Etudes, Op.10: No. 3 In E "Tristesse"
Scherzo No.3 in C sharp minor, Op.39

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