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Chopin Favourites (3 Cd Set) / Idil Biret


Release Date: 01/25/2000 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 503066   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil BiretBernd GlemserMaria Kliegel
Conductor:  Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kosice Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 47 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Impromptu for Piano no 4 in C sharp minor, B 87/Op. 66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 24 Secs. 
2.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
3.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27: no 2 in D flat major, B 96 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Length: 6 Minutes 12 Secs. 
4.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 2 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
5.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 1 in D flat major "Minute Waltz" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 44 Secs. 
6.
Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
Length: 5 Minutes 29 Secs. 
7.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March": 3rd movement, Marche funébre by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 9 Minutes 10 Secs. 
8.
Mazurkas (5) for Piano, B 61/Op. 7: no 1 in B flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
9.
Polonaises (2) for Piano, Op. 40: no 1 in A major, B 120 "Military" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Poland 
Length: 6 Minutes 24 Secs. 
10.
Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Length: 7 Minutes 13 Secs. 
11.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 15 in D flat major "Raindrop" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 48 Secs. 
12.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 3 in E major, B 74 "Tristesse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
13.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 12 in C minor, B 67 "Revolutionary" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
14.
Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1835 
Length: 9 Minutes 55 Secs. 
15.
Waltzes (2) for Piano, Op. 69: no 1 in A flat major, B 95 "L'adieu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 59 Secs. 
16.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 152/Op. 55: no 1 in F minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
17.
Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
Length: 13 Minutes 29 Secs. 
18.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 4 in E minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
19.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 4 in E minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
20.
Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France 
Length: 8 Minutes 40 Secs. 
21.
Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 
Length: 10 Minutes 55 Secs. 
22.
Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
23.
Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, B 160/Op. 65: 3rd movement, Largo by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Bernd Glemser (Piano), Maria Kliegel (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: An excerpt from the piece is being performed. 
24.
Variations for Piano in A major, B 37 "Souvenir de Paganini" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Poland 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
25.
Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in F major, Op. 14 "Krakowiak" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor:  Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kosice Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Poland 
Length: 16 Minutes 25 Secs. 
26.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor:  Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kosice Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 11/1990 
Venue:  House of Arts, Kosice, Slovakia 
Length: 43 Minutes 21 Secs. 
27.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor:  Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kosice Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 11/1990 
Venue:  House of Arts, Kosice, Slovakia 
Length: 32 Minutes 6 Secs. 
28.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 5 in G flat major "Black Keys" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: I. Morgenstemning (Morning Mood)
Il salmo Miserere mei Deus
Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor: IV. Adagietto: Sehr langsam
Concerto for 2 Oboes in F major, Op. 9, No. 3: Oboe Concerto in F major, Op. 9, No. 3: II. Adagio (non troppo)
Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 56: II. Largo
24 Preludes, Op. 28: No. 15 in D flat major, "Raindrop"
3 Intermezzos, Op. 117: No. 1 in E flat major: Andante moderato
Cello Concerto in B flat major, G. 482 (arr. F. Grutzmacher): Cello Concerto in B flat major, G. 482: II. Adagio (arr. F. Grutzmacher for cello and orchestra)
Mazurka No. 6 in A minor, Op. 7, No. 2
Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8, "Christmas Concerto": VI. Pastorale ad libitum: Largo
Lux Aurumque
Viola Concerto in G major, TWV 51:G9: I. Largo
Schwanengesang, D. 957 (text by L. Rellstab): Schwanengesang, D. 957: No. 4. Standchen (Serenade)
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488: II. Adagio
Pelleas et Melisande Suite, Op. 80: III. Sicilienne
Missa Bell' Amfitrit' altera: Agnus Dei
Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90, MWV N16, "Italian": Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90, "Italian": II. Andante con moto
Piano Concerto in G major: II. Adagio assai
Lady Radnor's Suite: V. Slow Minuet
3 Gymnopedies (orch. Debussy): 3 Gymnopedies: No. 1. Lent et douloureux (arr. C. Debussy for guitar and orchestra)
2 Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34 (version for orchestra): 2 Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34: No. 2. Varen (The Last Spring) (version for orchestra)
Ave verum corpus, K. 618: Ave Verum Corpus, K. 618
Orfeo ed Euridice: Act II: Dance Of The Blessed Spirits
String Quartet No. 2 in D major: III. Notturno: Andante
Romance No. 1 in G major, Op. 40
Petite suite: I. En bateau (arr. H. Busser for orchestra)
Thais, Act II: Meditation (version for violin and piano)
Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3: No. 3. Melodie in E major
Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 73, J. 114: Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 73: II. Adagio ma non troppo
Capriol Suite: V. Pieds-en-l'air
Concierto de Aranjuez: II. Adagio
Liebestraume, S541/R211: No. 3. Nocturne in A flat major
2 Pieces for Small Orchestra: No. 1. On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Ave Maria (version for flute and harp)
The Lark Ascending
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36: II. Larghetto
O Magnum Mysterium: O magnum mysterium
Sospiri, Op. 70
Kinderszenen (Scenes of Childhood), Op. 15: Kinderszenen (Scenes of childhood), Op. 15: VII. Traumerei (Dreaming)
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16: II. Adagio
Overture (Suite) No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: II. Air, "Air on a G String"
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37: II. Largo
24 Preludes, Op. 28: No. 13 in F sharp major
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F minor, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter): II. Largo
Symphony No. 24 in D major, Hob.I:24: II. Adagio
Antiche danze ed arie per liuto (Ancient Airs and Dances), Suite No. 3, P. 172 *: Antiche danze ed arie per liuto (Ancient Airs and Dances), Suite No. 3, P. 172:
Fantasie in C major, Op. 17: III. Langsam getragen
Divertimento No. 2 in D major, K. 131: II. Adagio
String Quintet in C major, Op. 163, D. 956: II. Adagio
Elegie for 2 Pianos, FP 175

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