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The Best Of Chopin


Release Date: 09/11/1997 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8556654   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret
Conductor:  Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra Kosice
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Ballade for Piano no 3 in A flat major, B 136/Op. 47 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1841; Paris, France 
2.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 115/Op. 33: no 2 in D major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1838; Paris, France 
3.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor:  Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra Kosice
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 
4.
Waltzes (2) for Piano, Op. 69: no 1 in A flat major, B 95 "L'adieu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
5.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
6.
Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
7.
Impromptu for Piano no 4 in C sharp minor, B 87/Op. 66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
8.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 3 in E major, B 74 "Tristesse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
9.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 1 in D flat major "Minute Waltz" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
10.
Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
11.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 15 in D flat major "Raindrop" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Paris, France 
12.
Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 
13.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March": 3rd movement, Marche funébre by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France 

Sound Samples

Ballade No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47
Mazurka No. 23 in D major, Op. 33, No. 2
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21: Larghetto
Waltz No. 9 in A flat major, Op. 69, No. 1, "L'adieu": Waltz No. 9 in A flat major, Op. posth. 69, No. 1, "Farewell"
Nocturne No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9, No. 2
Berceuse in D flat major, Op. 57
Fantasy-Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op. 66
Etudes, Op. 10: Etude No. 3 in E major, Op. 10, No. 3
Waltz No. 6 in D flat major, Op. 64, No. 1, "Minute"
Polonaise No. 6 in A flat major, Op. 53, "Heroic"
24 Preludes, Op. 28: Prelude No. 15 in D flat major, Op. 28, No. 15, "Raindrop"
Scherzo No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31
Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35, "Funeral March": Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35: Marche funebre

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