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Rubinstein Collection Vol 6 - Chopin: Mazurkas, Scherzos


Release Date: 10/09/2001 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 63006   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 2 Hours 32 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 60/Op. 6 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Vienna, Austria 
2. Mazurkas (5) for Piano, B 61/Op. 7 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Vienna, Austria 
3. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 77/Op. 17 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1833; Paris, France 
4. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 89/Op. 24 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834-1835; Paris, France 
5. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 105/Op. 30 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1837; Paris, France 
6. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 115/Op. 33 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1838; Paris, France 
7. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 41 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1840; Paris, France 
8. Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 145/Op. 50 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
9. Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 153/Op. 56 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Paris, France 
10. Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 157/Op. 59 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Paris, France 
11. Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 162/Op. 63 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
12. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 67 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835-1849; Paris, France 
13. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 68 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827-1849 
14. Mazurka for Piano in A minor, B 140 "A Emile Gaillard" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Paris, France 
15. Mazurka for Piano in A minor, B 134 "Notre temps" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Paris, France 
16. Scherzo for Piano no 1 in B minor, B 65/Op. 20 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1832; Poland 
17. Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 
18. Scherzo for Piano no 3 in C sharp minor, B 125/Op. 39 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Mallorca (Majorca),  
19. Scherzo for Piano no 4 in E major, B 148/Op. 54 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 

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A Emille Gaillard
Notre Temps
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Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Rubinstein, the Trailblazer December 16, 2011 By T. Drake (South Euclid, OH) See All My Reviews "Complete recorded editions of Classical music were almost unheard of in the 1930s. Artur Schnabel was making a complete version of Beethoven's 32 Sonatas, but many "musicians" didn't consider Chopin's music worthy of such attention--he was just a salon composer, after all. Arthur Rubinstein, of course, didn't believe any of that nonsense about Chopin. His respect for that composer informed both his interpretation of his music, and his decision to record his Scherzos and Mazurkas. Rubinstein made three complete versions of Chopin's Scherzos, with this first set dating from 1932. All three versions by Rubinstein are exciting, and offer testament to the pianist's solid technique, innate virtuosity, and natural sense of musical architecture. Tempos are breathtakingly faster in these earlier performances than in the later ones. Considering the fact that editing was impossible during this era, and his considerable risk taking, Rubinstein's very few inconsequential mistakes are understandable. As with the Scherzos, Rubinstein recorded three versions of the Mazurkas. This first version (from 1938-1939) is markedly freer, more compelling, and more poetic than his later remakes. The pianist's use of rubato is more pronounced, as is his greater emphasis on inner voices, which Rubinstein later banished from his playing. These recordings originate from 78RPM discs. Despite the slight surface noise, and occasional tubbiness in the piano tone, Rubinstein's eternally fresh interpretations come through loud & clear." Report Abuse
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