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Chopin: 24 Preludes, Op. 28; Sonata, Op. 35; 27 Etudes, 14 Valses / Lortat

Chopin / Lortat
Release Date: 02/12/2013 
Label:  Doremi Records   Catalog #: 71105   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 2 Hours 30 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
2.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34: no 1 in A flat major, B 94 "Valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
3.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34: no 2 in A minor, B 64 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
4.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34: no 3 in F major, B 118 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
5.
Waltz for Piano in A flat major, B 131/Op. 42 "Grande Valse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
6.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 1 in D flat major "Minute Waltz" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
7.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 2 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
8.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 3 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
9.
Waltzes (2) for Piano, Op. 69: no 1 in A flat major, B 95 "L'adieu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
10.
Waltzes (2) for Piano, Op. 69: no 2 in B minor, B 35 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
11.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 70: no 1 in G flat major, B 92 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
12.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 70: no 2 in F minor, B 138 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
13.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 70: no 3 in D flat major, B 40 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
14.
Waltz for Piano in E minor, B 56 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
15.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1928 
Length: 26 Minutes 49 Secs. 
16.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 1 in C major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
17.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 2 in A minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 1 Minutes 28 Secs. 
18.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 3 in E major, B 74 "Tristesse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
19.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 4 in C sharp minor, B 74 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
20.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 5 in G flat major "Black Keys" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 1 Minutes 38 Secs. 
21.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 6 in E flat minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
22.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 7 in C major, B 68 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 1 Minutes 25 Secs. 
23.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 8 in F major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
24.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 9 in F minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
25.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 10 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
26.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 11 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
27.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 12 in C minor, B 67 "Revolutionary" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
28.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 1 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
29.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 2 in F minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
30.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 3 in F major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1836; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
31.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 4 in A minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1836; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
32.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 5 in E minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1834; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
33.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 6 in G sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1836; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
34.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 7 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
35.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 8 in D flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1836; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 1 Minutes 8 Secs. 
36.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 9 in G flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1834; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 1 Minutes 2 Secs. 
37.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 10 in B minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1836; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
38.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 11 in A minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
39.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 12 in C minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
40.
Nouvelles Etudes (3) for Piano, B 130 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 5 Minutes 18 Secs. 
41.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Robert Lortat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1928 
Length: 15 Minutes 30 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Earliest known Cholin interpreter on record. May 28, 2017 By bruce surtees (toronto, ON) See All My Reviews "Robert Lortat was a French pianist, renowned for his interpretation of Chopin and a successful concert pianist in his youth. The reason for his obscurity was chronic ill-health, the memento of a poison gas attack while serving in the French army in WW1. This severely curtailed his concertizing, turning mostly to teaching and, as it happened, to recording. As one of the most respected interpreters of his generation, the Columbia Graphophone Company (later Columbia Records) invited him to record the music of Chopin. Lortat recorded the Waltzes, Etudes, Preludes and the Second Sonata. These recordings were so successful that Columbia issued them in five continents. Unfortunately, he did not complete the Chopin project, nor continue with any other recordings. It is likely that with the wide availability of his recordings in these late years of the 78rpm era that the leading pianists of the day heard them. It would not be at all fanciful to believe that pianists of Dinu Lipatti’s time were influenced by Lortat’s interpretations. This release contains all these recordings Lortat plays with ease and authority, arguably more appealing than Cortot with the advantage of being virtually note-perfect. This set is a real find, both welcome and necessary, reintroducing these cornerstones of the modern French school of piano playing. These recordings from the 1920s and early 1930s are a credit to engineers in Paris. Now faultlessly restored and most certainly belying their vintage. They are easy on the ears and listening to these performances was a great pleasure. A well-merit.ed release" Report Abuse
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