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Trilogie - Chopin, Debussy, Ravel / Samson Francois


Release Date: 11/15/2011 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 0283142   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Frédéric ChopinClaude DebussyMaurice Ravel
Performer:  Samson François
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Gifted pianist Samson François (1924-1970) is featured in this fine 3 CD set covering music by Chopin, Debussy and Ravel.

"The most important pianist in postwar France. There was something of the swashbuckler about him; his playing was as daring as it was rhapsodic, but also notable for its uncompromising integrity and extraordinary intelligence." - John Bell Young, St Petersburg Times, Florida [May 5, 2002]
Gifted pianist Samson François (1924-1970) is featured in this fine 3 CD set covering music by Chopin, Debussy and Ravel.

"The most important pianist in postwar France. There was something of the swashbuckler about him; his playing was as daring as it was rhapsodic, but also notable for its uncompromising integrity and extraordinary intelligence." - John Bell Young, St Petersburg Times, Florida [May 5, 2002]
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Works on This Recording

1. Tarantella for Piano in A flat major, B 139/Op. 43 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
2. Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 
3. Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
4. Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France 
5. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, Op. 15: no 2 in F sharp major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
6. Impromptu for Piano no 4 in C sharp minor, B 87/Op. 66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
7. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 2 in F minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Paris, France 
8. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 5 in G flat major "Black Keys" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
9. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 3 in E major, B 74 "Tristesse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
10. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 11 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Poland 
11. Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1835 
12. Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 2 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
13. Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 1 in D flat major "Minute Waltz" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
14. Waltzes (2) for Piano, Op. 69: no 1 in A flat major, B 95 "L'adieu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
15. Suite for Piano "Pour le piano" by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1896-1901; France 
16. Suite bergamasque by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
17. L'isle joyeuse by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; France 
18. Estampes (3) for Piano by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; France 
19. Children's Corner by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1908; France 
20. Sonatine for Piano by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1905; France 
21. Jeux d'eau by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; France 
22. Gaspard de la nuit by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; France 
23. Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
24. Menuet antique by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1895; France 
25. Le tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1917; orch. 191; France 

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