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Essential Piano

Essential Piano / Various
Release Date: 08/24/2010 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 27925   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Frédéric ChopinFranz LisztJohannes BrahmsClaude Debussy,   ... 
Performer:  Stephen KovacevichDaniel AdniJohn OgdonMichel Béroff,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 35 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:  Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
2.
Impromptu for Piano no 4 in C sharp minor, B 87/Op. 66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Daniel Adni (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
3.
Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Performer:  John Ogdon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
4.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Piano 4 hands, WoO 1: no 5 in F sharp minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Michel Béroff (Piano), Jean-Philippe Collard (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
5.
Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
6.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 1 in D flat major "Minute Waltz" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Ingrid Fliter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
7.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 2 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Ingrid Fliter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
8.
Kinderszenen, Op. 15: no 7, Träumerei by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
9.
Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3: no 2, Prélude in C sharp minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  John Ogdon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
10.
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90: no 4 in A flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Andor Foldes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 54 Secs. 
11.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
12.
Polonaises (2) for Piano, Op. 40: no 1 in A major, B 120 "Military" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Daniel Adni (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Poland 
Length: 5 Minutes 33 Secs. 
13.
Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Length: 6 Minutes 36 Secs. 
14.
Waltzes (16) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 39: no 15 in A flat major by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 39 Secs. 
15.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 15 in D flat major "Raindrop" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 4 Secs. 
16.
Military Marches (3) for Piano 4 hands, D 733/Op. 51: no 1 in D major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Jacques Février (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1818; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 55 Secs. 
17.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March": 3rd movement, Marche funébre by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 9 Minutes 21 Secs. 
18.
Transcendental Etudes (6) after Paganini, S 140: no 3 "La Campanella" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  John Ogdon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Switzerland 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
19.
Dolly, Op. 56: no 1, Berceuse by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Bruno Rigutto (Piano), Jean-Philippe Collard (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
20.
Children's Corner: no 6, Golliwogg's Cake-walk by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1908; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
21.
Lyric Pieces (6), Book 8, Op. 65: no 6, Wedding day at Trolhaugen by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; Norway 
Length: 6 Minutes 20 Secs. 
22.
Songs without words, vol 5, Op. 62: no 6, Andante grazioso in A major "Spring Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Daniel Adni (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
23.
Préludes, Book 1: no 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
24.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 12 in C minor, B 67 "Revolutionary" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
25.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 3 in E major, B 74 "Tristesse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
26.
Pictures at an exhibition: no 16, The Great Gate of Kiev by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 57 Secs. 
27.
Gnossiennes (6) for Piano: no 1 by Erik Satie
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
28.
Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux by Erik Satie
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
29.
Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight": 1st movement, Adagio sostenuto - Excerpt(s) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
30.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Theme "Aria" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Maria Tipo (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
31.
Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i): 3rd movement, Rondo alla turca by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
32.
Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": 2nd movement, Adagio cantabile by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 33 Secs. 
33.
Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Cécile Ousset (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 24 Secs. 
34.
Bagatelle for Piano in A minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
35.
Sonata for Piano no 16 in C major, K 545: 1st movement, Allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Zacharias (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
36.
Minuets (6) for Piano, WoO 10: no 2 in G major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1795; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
37.
Les saisons, Op. 37b: no 2, Février "Carnaval" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
38.
Les saisons, Op. 37b: no 11, Novembre "Troika" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Waltzes: No. 1 in E flat Op. 18
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor 'Moonlight' Op. 27 No. 2: I. Adagio sostenuto (excerpt) (arr. Norman Bates, pub. EMI Music Publ. Ltd)
Fantaisie-impromptu in C sharp minor Op. 66 (2010 Digital Remaster)
'Goldberg' Variations BWV988 (Aria with divers variations): Aria
Liebestraum No. 3 in A flat (1988 Digital Remaster)
Danses Hongroises Pour Piano À 4 Mains : No.5 En Fa Dièse Mineur (Remasterisé En 1996)
Suite bergamasque: Clair de lune
Waltz in D flat Op.64 No.1 'Minute'
Six Gnossiennes (1889-1897) (2000 Digital Remaster): No.1 Lent
Waltz in C sharp minor Op.64 No.2 - Tempo giusto
Piano Sonata No. 11 in A K331/K300i: III. Rondo alla turca (Allegretto)
Träumerei (No. 7 of Kinderszenen Op. 15)
Prelude in C sharp minor (Lento) Op. 3 No. 2
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor Op. 13 "Pathétique": II. Adagio cantabile
Impromptus D 899 Nr.1-4 · für Klavier (1988 Digital Remaster): Nr.4 As-dur (Allegretto)
Nocturnes (2005 Digital Remaster): No. 2 in E flat major Op. 9 No. 2
Pavane pour une infante défunte
Polonaise No. 3 in A 'Military' Op. 40 No. 1 (1990 Digital Remaster)
Polonaise No. 6 in A flat 'Heroic' Op. 53
25 Bagatelles: No. 25 in A minor WoO 59 (Für Elise)
Waltz in A flat major, Op. 39/15
Trois Gymnopédies (1888): I: Lent et douloureux
Preludes Op. 28 (2005 Digital Remaster): No. 15 in D flat major (Sostenuto) ["Raindrop"]
Piano Sonata No. 16 in C545: I. Allegro
Marche Militaire N°1 En Ré Majeur Pour Piano À 4 Mains D.733 (Remasterisé En 1993)
Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor Op. 35: III. Marche funèbre (Lento)
Etudes d'exécution transcendante d'après Paganini S140 (1988 Digital Remaster): La campanella
Dolly, six pièces pour piano à quatre mains, Op.56 : I Berceuse
Golliwogg's Cake Walk (from Children's Corner)
Minuet in G WoO 10 No. 2
Lyric Pieces, Op.65 (Book 8): No.6 Wedding Day at Troldhaugen (Bryllupsdag på Troldhaugen)
Songs without Words (1996 Digital Remaster): Andante grazioso in A major, Op. 62 No. 6, 'Frühlingslied'
La fille aux cheveux de lin from Préludes Book I
27 Etudes Opp. 10, 25 and posth: C minor, Op. 25/12
The Seasons Op. 37b: II. Février (Carnaval)
The Seasons Op. 37b: XI. Novembre (Course en Troïka)
27 Etudes Opp. 10, 25 and posth: in E 'Tristesse' Op. 10/3
Pictures at an Exhibition: No. 10, The Great Gate of Kiev

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