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Chopin - The Essentials

Chopin / Chiu / Engerer / Kern / Nakamatsu / Plane
Release Date: 02/09/2010 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 2908375  
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Frederic ChiuAlain PlanèsJon NakamatsuOlga Kern,   ... 
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Idealised by romantic myth, Frederic Chopin is undoubtedly one of the most celebrated composers in history. This virtuoso pianist devoted his whole output to his instrument and developed a unique style which made him 'an extraordinary artist' (Berlioz). Here the musicians of harmonia mundi present some of his most famous pieces, a glimpse of the inner world of this genius who 'made use of art solely to fulfil his own tragic destiny' (Liszt) Idealised by romantic myth, Frederic Chopin is undoubtedly one of the most celebrated composers in history. This virtuoso pianist devoted his whole output to his instrument and developed a unique style which made him 'an extraordinary artist' (Berlioz). Here the musicians of harmonia mundi present some of his most famous pieces, a glimpse of the inner world of this genius who 'made use of art solely to fulfil his own tragic destiny' (Liszt) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Andante spianato et Grand polonaise brillante in E flat major, Op. 22 by Frédéric Chopin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
3.
Waltzes (2) for Piano, Op. 69: no 1 in A flat major, B 95 "L'adieu" by Frédéric Chopin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
4.
Waltz for Piano in A flat major, B 131/Op. 42 "Grande Valse" by Frédéric Chopin
Period: Romantic 
Written: France; Paris, France 
5.
Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23 by Frédéric Chopin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1835 
6.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 3 in E major, B 74 "Tristesse" by Frédéric Chopin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
7.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 6 in B minor by Frédéric Chopin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
8.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 15 in D flat major "Raindrop" by Frédéric Chopin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Paris, France 
9.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March": 3rd movement, Marche funébre by Frédéric Chopin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France 
10.
Mazurkas (5) for Piano, B 61/Op. 7: no 1 in B flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
12.
Impromptu for Piano no 4 in C sharp minor, B 87/Op. 66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu" by Frédéric Chopin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
13.
Work(s) by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Frederic Chiu (Piano), Alain Planès (Piano), Jon Nakamatsu (Piano),
Olga Kern (Piano), Cédric Tiberghien (Piano), Alexandre Tharaud (Piano),
Nobuyuki Tsuji (Piano)
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 

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