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Basic 100 Vol 54 - Chopin: Piano Concertos 1 & 2 / Ax, Et Al


Release Date: 11/08/1994 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 68023   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Emanuel Ax
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 

Sound Samples

Allegro maestoso
Romance: Larghetto
Rondo: Vivace
Maestoso
Larghetto
Allegro vivace

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
  Good Chopin for a Beginner. July 22, 2013 By Richard F. Buckley (Jefferson Hills, PA) See All My Reviews "This disc includes 14 of Chopin's best works and almost 75 minutes of great music. It is an outstanding bargain and a fine introduction to the composer's work. The selections are excellent and will satisfy some listeners' appetites for Chopin,s output. I have reservations about Rubinstein's delivery of these favorites. He seems to me to be a bit shallow and ordinary. The pace of the music is a little slow,and, at times tends to put me to sleep. Chopin's music should be handled with kid gloves, but, for my taste, Rubinstein takes that a little too far. For me, he is uninspiring. There are many introductory discs of the composer's work out there to be had, and while this is not the worst, I don't think it is the best. Van Cliburn seems particularly suited to these superb melodies, and Ashkenazy also handles this repertoire well. You won't go far wrong settling for this bargain disc, but there are better out there. Try one and hear for yourself. W" Report Abuse
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