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Twilight - Chopin For Dreaming / Claudio Arrau


Release Date: 10/19/2010 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001480602  
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Claudio Arrau. Philips 416 440-2 [21 Nocturnes; 2 CDs] Reissued within Decca 001480602

Arrau’s renditions of the Nocturnes, recorded in 1977 and 1978, emphasize solidity of rhythm and warmth of tone. The approach is rational, restrained, attuned to the Central European side of Chopin’s nature, and the textures sound almost like those of Beethoven at times. The recording is atmospheric and nicely distanced. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection.
Claudio Arrau. Philips 416 440-2 [21 Nocturnes; 2 CDs] Reissued within Decca 001480602

Arrau’s renditions of the Nocturnes, recorded in 1977 and 1978, emphasize solidity of rhythm and warmth of tone. The approach is rational, restrained, attuned to the Central European side of Chopin’s nature, and the textures sound almost like those of Beethoven at times. The recording is atmospheric and nicely distanced. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 15 in D flat major "Raindrop" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Paris, France 
2.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 2 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
3.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
4.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, Op. 15: no 2 in F sharp major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
5.
Ballade for Piano no 3 in A flat major, B 136/Op. 47 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1841; Paris, France 
6.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11: 2nd movement, Romanze by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
7.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 13 in F sharp major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
8.
Impromptu for Piano no 3 in G flat major, b 149/Op. 51 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
9.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34: no 1 in A flat major, B 94 "Valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
10.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 1 in B flat minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
11.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 37: no 2 in G major, B 127 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
12.
Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France 
13.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 17 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
14.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34: no 2 in A minor, B 64 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
15.
Waltzes (2) for Piano, Op. 69: no 1 in A flat major, B 95 "L'adieu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
16.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 106/Op. 32: no 1 in B major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1837; Paris, France 
17.
Prelude for Piano in C sharp minor, B 141/Op. 45 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
18.
Impromptu for Piano no 2 in F sharp major, B 129/Op. 36 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
19.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 
20.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 161/Op. 62: no 2 in E major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
21.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 4 in E minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
22.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 3 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
23.
Waltzes (2) for Piano, Op. 69: no 2 in B minor, B 35 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Poland 
24.
Ballade for Piano no 2 in F major/a minor, B 102/Op. 38 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
25.
Nocturne for Piano in E minor, B 19/Op. 72 no 1 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Poland 
26.
Impromptu for Piano no 4 in C sharp minor, B 87/Op. 66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 

Sound Samples

24 Préludes, Op.28: No.15 in D Flat Major - "Raindrop"
Waltz No.7 in C sharp minor, Op.64 No.2
Nocturne No.2 in E flat, Op.9 No.2
Nocturne No.5 in F sharp, Op.15 No.2
Ballade No.3 in A flat, Op.47
Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11: 2. Romance (Larghetto)
24 Préludes, Op.28: 13. in F sharp major
Impromptu No.3 in G flat, Op.51
Waltz No.2 in A flat, Op.34 No.1 - "Valse brillante"
Nocturne No.1 In B Flat Minor, Op.9 No.1
Waltz No.8 in A flat, Op.64 No.3
Waltz No.10 in B minor, Op.69 No.2
Nocturne No.12 in G, Op.37 No.2
Barcarolle in F sharp, Op.60
Ballade No.2 in F, Op.38
Nocturne No.19 in E minor, Op.72 No.1
Impromptu No.4 in C Sharp Minor, Op.66 - "Fantaisie-Impromptu"
24 Préludes, Op.28: 17. in A flat major
Waltz No.3 in A minor, Op.34 No.2
Waltz No.9 in A flat, Op.69 No.1 -"Farewell"
Nocturne No.9 in B, Op.32 No.1
Prélude No.25 in C sharp minor, Op.45
Impromptu No.2 in F sharp, Op.36
Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21: 2. Larghetto
Nocturne No.18 in E, Op.62 No.2
24 Préludes, Op.28: No.4. in E Minor

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