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The Chopin Experience

Chopin,Frederic
Release Date: 10/29/2002 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 43947   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Number of Discs: 5 
Length: 6 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/1984 
Venue:  St. John's Smith Square, London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 20 Secs. 
2. Waltz for Piano in A flat major, B 131/Op. 42 "Grande Valse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/1982 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
3. Impromptu for Piano no 4 in C sharp minor, B 87/Op. 66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/1983 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 52 Secs. 
4. Introduction in C minor and Rondo in E flat major for Piano, B 76/Op. 16 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832 
Date of Recording: 12/1983 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 51 Secs. 
5. Waltz for Piano in E minor, B 56 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 11/1981 
Venue:  Rosslyn Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
6. Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
Length: 13 Minutes 58 Secs. 
7. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1833; Poland 
Length: 28 Minutes 7 Secs. 
8. Ballade for Piano no 2 in F major/a minor, B 102/Op. 38 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/1967/06/1967 
Venue:  Decca Studio No. 3, West Hampstead, Engl 
Length: 7 Minutes 57 Secs. 
9. Ballade for Piano no 3 in A flat major, B 136/Op. 47 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1841; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/1967/06/1967 
Venue:  Decca Studio No. 3, West Hampstead, Engl 
Length: 7 Minutes 33 Secs. 
10. Ballade for Piano no 4 in F minor, B 146/Op. 52 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/1967/06/1967 
Venue:  Decca Studio No. 3, West Hampstead, Engl 
Length: 11 Minutes 24 Secs. 
11. Scherzo for Piano no 1 in B minor, B 65/Op. 20 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1832; Poland 
Date of Recording: 07/1964 
Venue:  Decca Studio No. 3, West Hampstead, Engl 
Length: 10 Minutes 5 Secs. 
12. Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 07/1964 
Venue:  Decca Studio No. 3, West Hampstead, Engl 
Length: 9 Minutes 35 Secs. 
13. Scherzo for Piano no 3 in C sharp minor, B 125/Op. 39 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Mallorca (Majorca),  
Date of Recording: 07/1964 
Venue:  Decca Studio No. 3, West Hampstead, Engl 
Length: 6 Minutes 45 Secs. 
14. Scherzo for Piano no 4 in E major, B 148/Op. 54 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 07/1964 
Venue:  Decca Studio No. 3, West Hampstead, Engl 
Length: 10 Minutes 39 Secs. 
15. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Date of Recording: 11/1981 
Venue:  Rosslyn Hall, London, England 
Length: 16 Minutes 39 Secs. 
16. Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 11/1975 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 2 Secs. 
17. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 01/1983 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 11 Minutes 18 Secs. 
18. Nouvelles Etudes (3) for Piano, B 130 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 07/1964 
Venue:  Decca Studio No. 3, West Hampstead, Engl 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
19. Variations for Piano in A major, B 37 "Souvenir de Paganini" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Poland 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
20. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 142/Op. 48 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
Length: 14 Minutes 0 Secs. 
21. Prelude for Piano in C sharp minor, B 141/Op. 45 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/1967/07/1967 
Venue:  Decca Studio No. 3, West Hampstead, Engl 
Length: 4 Minutes 51 Secs. 
22. Nocturne for Piano in E minor, B 19/Op. 72 no 1 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Poland 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
23. Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/1967/07/1967 
Venue:  Decca Studio No. 3, West Hampstead, Engl 
Length: 8 Minutes 43 Secs. 
24. Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1838 
Length: 11 Minutes 44 Secs. 
25. Mazurkas (5) for Piano, B 61/Op. 7 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/1983 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
26. Bolero for Piano in C major/A major, B 81/Op. 19 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 05/1983/06/1983 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 18 Secs. 
27. Waltzes (2) for Piano, Op. 69 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1835 
Date of Recording: 12/1983 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 1 Secs. 
28. Ecossaises (3) for Piano, B 12/Op. 72 no 3 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Poland 
Date of Recording: 10/1980 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
29. Contredanse for Piano in G flat major, B 17 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1827; Poland 
Date of Recording: 04/1978 
Venue:  All Saints Church, Petersham, Surrey, En 
Length: 1 Minutes 39 Secs. 
30. Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 162/Op. 63 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
Length: 6 Minutes 40 Secs. 
31. Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 09/1976/10/1976 
Venue:  All Saints Church, Petersham, Surrey, En 
Length: 7 Minutes 38 Secs. 
32. Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 5 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1821; Poland 
Date of Recording: 09/1979 
Venue:  St. George the Martyr, Bloomsbury, Londo 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
33. Polonaises (2) for Piano, Op. 40 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 04/1981 
Venue:  St. George the Martyr, Bloomsbury, Londo 
Length: 5 Minutes 6 Secs. 
34. Tarantella for Piano in A flat major, B 139/Op. 43 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 09/1978 
Venue:  Rosslyn Hill Chapel, Hampstead, London, 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
35. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 35 Minutes 12 Secs. 
36. Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 05/10/1972 
Venue:  Essex University 
Length: 23 Minutes 14 Secs. 
37. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, Op. 15: no 2 in F sharp major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Date of Recording: 05/10/1972 
Venue:  Essex University 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
38. Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 157/Op. 59: no 2 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 05/10/1972 
Venue:  Essex University 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
39. Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
Date of Recording: 05/10/1972 
Venue:  Essex University 
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
40. Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1835 
Date of Recording: 06/1967/06/1967 
Venue:  Decca Studio No. 3, West Hampstead, Engl 
Length: 9 Minutes 1 Secs. 

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