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Release Date: 06/29/2010 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 57540   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Frédéric ChopinFranz LisztClaude DebussyFranz Schubert,   ... 
Performer:  Mikhail PletnevAndré WattsStanislav BuninMoura Lympany,   ... 
Conductor:  Wayne MarshallLeonard BernsteinJerzy MaksymiukDavid Zinman,   ... 
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 33 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Nocturne for piano in C sharp minor (doubtful), KK Anh.Ia/6 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
2.
Transcendental Etudes (6) after Paganini, S 140: no 3 "La Campanella" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  André Watts (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Switzerland 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
3.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 3 in E major, B 74 "Tristesse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Stanislav Bunin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 55 Secs. 
4.
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. 
5.
Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94: no 3 in F minor by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823-1828; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
6.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 1 in D flat major "Minute Waltz" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  John Ogdon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
7.
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 32 Secs. 
8.
Songs without words, vol 5, Op. 62: no 6, Andante grazioso in A major "Spring Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
9.
Impromptu for Piano no 4 in C sharp minor, B 87/Op. 66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Stanislav Bunin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
10.
Arabesques (2) for Piano: no 1 in E major, Andante con moto by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888-1891; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
11.
Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
12.
Rhapsody in Blue: Excerpt(s) by George Gershwin
Performer:  Wayne Marshall (Piano)
Conductor:  Wayne Marshall
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
13.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 5 in G flat major "Black Keys" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Stanislav Bunin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
14.
Phantasiestücke (8) for Piano, Op. 12: no 2, Aufschwung by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
15.
Rondo capriccioso for Piano in E major, Op. 14 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Helmut Roloff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 57 Secs. 
16.
Années de pèlerinage no 3, S 163: no 4, Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este by Franz Liszt
Performer:  André Watts (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867-1877; Rome, Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 46 Secs. 
17.
Impromptu for Piano no 2 in F minor, Op. 31 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Cécile Ousset (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
18.
Invitation to the Dance, in D flat major J 260/Op. 65 by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Thierry de Brunhoff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Dresden, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 58 Secs. 
19.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30: 1st movement, Allegro ma non tanto - Excerpt(s) by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1909; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
20.
Variations on "I got rhythm" for Piano and Orchestra by George Gershwin
Performer:  Wayne Marshall (Piano)
Conductor:  Wayne Marshall
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
Length: 8 Minutes 25 Secs. 
21.
Rêverie by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
22.
Concert Etudes (3) for Piano, S 144: no 3 in D flat Major, Un sospiro by Franz Liszt
Performer:  André Watts (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1848; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 43 Secs. 
23.
Consolations (6) for Piano, S 172: no 3 in D flat major, Lento placido by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Tzimon Barto (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849-1850; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 52 Secs. 
24.
Songs without words, vol 1, Op. 19b: no 1, Andante con moto in E major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Daniel Adni (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
25.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 7 in A major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  John Ogdon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 0 Minutes 52 Secs. 
26.
Waldszenen, Op. 82: no 7, Vogel als Prophet by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1849; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
27.
Estampes (3) for Piano: no 1, Pagodes by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Cécile Ousset (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 11 Secs. 
28.
Pieces (2) for Piano left hand, Op. 9: no 2, Nocturne in D major by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1894; Russia 
Length: 5 Minutes 44 Secs. 
29.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27: no 2 in D flat major, B 96 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 29 Secs. 
30.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102: 2nd movement, Andante by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Dmitri Alexeev (Piano)
Conductor:  Jerzy Maksymiuk
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USSR 
Length: 6 Minutes 7 Secs. 
31.
Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Peter Donohoe (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
32.
The Piano (Soundtrack): The heart asks pleasure first by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Michael Nyman (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1992 
Length: 1 Minutes 36 Secs. 
33.
La belle excentrique: La Grande Ritournelle no 1 by Erik Satie
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1902-1920; France 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
34.
Le Piccadilly by Erik Satie
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1904; France 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
35.
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 10 Secs. 
36.
Gnossiennes (6) for Piano: no 1 by Erik Satie
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
37.
Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight": 1st movement, Adagio sostenuto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 15 Secs. 
38.
Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i): 3rd movement, Rondo alla turca by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
39.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
40.
Bagatelle for Piano in A minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
41.
Rondo for Piano no 1 in D major, K 485 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Stanislav Bunin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
42.
Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Cécile Ousset (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 20 Secs. 
43.
Concerto for Piano no 26 in D major, K 537 "Coronation": Excerpt(s) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Zacharias (Piano)
Conductor:  David Zinman
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
44.
Sonata for Piano no 21 in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein": 1st movement - Excerpt by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  John Ogdon (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803-1804; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
45.
Gaspard de la nuit: 1st movement, Ondine by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 17 Secs. 
46.
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: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
47.
Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Conductor:  Bryden Thomson
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 20 Secs. 
48.
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. 
49.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Theme "Aria" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Maria Tipo (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
50.
Hojas de album (6), Op. 165 "España": no 2, Tango by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op.Posth.
Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op.Posth.
Six Grand Etudes After Paganini (2001 Remastered Version): III. No.3 'La Campanella': Six Grand Etudes After Paganini (2001 Digital Remaster): III. No.3 'La Campanella'
Six Grand Etudes After Paganini (2001 Digital Remaster): III. No.3 'La Campanella'
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor 'Moonlight' Op. 27 No. 2: I. Adagio sostenuto
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor 'Moonlight' Op. 27 No. 2: I. Adagio sostenuto
Etude in E major, Op.10 No.3
Etude in E major, Op.10 No.3
Piano Sonata No. 11 in A K331/K300i: III. Rondo alla turca
Piano Sonata No. 11 in A K331/K300i: III. Rondo alla turca
La fille aux cheveux de lin from Préludes Book I
La fille aux cheveux de lin from Préludes Book I
6 Moments musicaux D780: No. 3 in F minor
6 Moments musicaux D780: No. 3 in F minor
Waltzes (1986 Remastered Version): No. 6 in D flat major Op. 64 No. 1: Waltzes (1986 Digital Remaster): No. 6 in D flat major Op. 64 No. 1
Waltzes (1986 Digital Remaster): No. 6 in D flat major Op. 64 No. 1
The Heart Asks Pleasure First / The Promise: Nyman: The Heart Asks Pleasure First / The Promise
The Heart Asks Pleasure First/The Promise (Edit)
Cantata No. 147, 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben' BWV147: Choral: Jesu bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, joy of man's desiring)
Cantata No. 147, 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben' BWV147: Choral: Jesu bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, joy of man's desiring)
Polonaise No. 6 in A flat 'Heroic' Op. 53
Polonaise No. 6 in A-Flat Major 'Heroic', Op. 53: Chopin: Polonaise No. 6 in A-Flat Major 'Heroic', Op. 53
Fur Elise
Fur Elise
Frühlingslied Op.62 No.6
Frühlingslied Op.62 No.6
Fantaisie-impromptu in C sharp minor, Op.66
Fantaisie-impromptu cis-moll O
Rondo in D K485
Rondo in D K485
Arabesque (I)
Arabesque (I)
Pavane pour une infante défunte
Pavane pour une infante défunte
Piano Concerto No.26 in D K537, "Coronation": I. Allegro (extract)
Piano Concerto No.26 in D K537, "Coronation": I. Allegro (extract)
Grande valse brillante in E Flat Op.18
Grande valse brillante in E Flat Op.18
Rhapsody in Blue - excerpt
Rhapsody in Blue - excerpt
La Belle excentrique (1920): I: Grande ritournelle (Pas trop vite)
La Belle excentrique (1920): I: Grande ritournelle (Pas trop vite)
12 ETUDES, Op.10 No.5 in G flat major "Black keys" : Vivace
12 ETUDES, Op.10 No.5 in G flat major "Black keys" : Vivace
Fantasiestücke Op.12 (2000 Digital Remaster)
Fantasiestücke Op.12 (2000 Remastered Version): Fantasiestücke Op.12
Rondo capriccioso in E Op. 14 (1995 Digital Remaster)
Rondo capriccioso in E Op. 14 (1995 Remastered Version): Rondo capriccioso in E Op. 14
Piano Sonata No 21 in C major Op. 53: I Allegro con brio (extract)
Piano Sonata No 21 in C major Op. 53: I Allegro con brio (extract)
Années de pèlerinage - année 3 S163: Les jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este
Années de pèlerinage - année 3 S163: Les jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este
Gaspard de la nuit: 1. Ondine (Lent)
Gaspard de la nuit: 1. Ondine (Lent): Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit: 1. Ondine (Lent)
Cinq Impromptus: No. 2 in F minor Op. 31
Cinq Impromptus: No. 2 in F minor Op. 31
Le Piccadilly
Le Piccadilly
Invitation to the Dance
Invitation to the Dance
Piano Sonata No.16 in C K545: I. Allegro
Piano Sonata No.16 in C K545: I. Allegro
Piano concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30: III. Allegro ma non tanto (extract)
Piano concerto No.3 in D minor Op.30: III. Allegro ma non tanto (extract)
I got rhythm: Variations for piano and orchestra
I got rhythm: Variations for piano and orchestra

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