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Chopin - Complete Edition Vol 2 - Ballades, Etudes / Zimerman, Pollini, Ugorski


Release Date: 11/09/1999 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 463051   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Krystian ZimermanAnatol UgorskiMaurizio Pollini
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With Zimerman there is total surrender to the impulse of the moment. Each piece comes up with all the immediacy of a brand new discovery. His is musical story-telling at its most arrestingly dramatic, reproduced with a richness and warmth of sonority to match the playing.

In the G minor Ballade I greatly admired the way he sustains a feeling of self-evolving growth. The intensity of his involvement is apparent (even in his breathing) right from the start, but as in all four he holds so very much in reserve for impassioned outbursts to come.

-- Joan Chissell, Gramophone [10/1988]
reviewing the Ballades

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[T]here’s some fleet-fingered beauty from Anatol
Read more Ugorski in the Trois Nouvelle Etudes and Ecossaises.

-- Jessica Duchen, BBC Music Magazine Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Krystian Zimerman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1835 
Date of Recording: 07/1987 
Venue:  Rudolf Oetker Hall, Bielefeld, Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 35 Secs. 
2.
Ballade for Piano no 2 in F major/a minor, B 102/Op. 38 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Krystian Zimerman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 07/1987 
Venue:  Rudolf Oetker Hall, Bielefeld, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 44 Secs. 
3.
Ballade for Piano no 3 in A flat major, B 136/Op. 47 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Krystian Zimerman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1841; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 07/1987 
Venue:  Rudolf Oetker Hall, Bielefeld, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 26 Secs. 
4.
Ballade for Piano no 4 in F minor, B 146/Op. 52 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Krystian Zimerman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 07/1987 
Venue:  Rudolf Oetker Hall, Bielefeld, Germany 
Length: 11 Minutes 55 Secs. 
5.
Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Krystian Zimerman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 07/1987 
Venue:  Rudolf Oetker Hall, Bielefeld, Germany 
Length: 13 Minutes 58 Secs. 
6.
Nouvelles Etudes (3) for Piano, B 130 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Anatol Ugorski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Rudolf Oetker Hall, Bielefeld, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
7.
Funeral March for Piano in C minor, B 10/Op. 72 no 2 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Anatol Ugorski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Poland 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Rudolf Oetker Hall, Bielefeld, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 5 Secs. 
8.
Ecossaises (3) for Piano, B 12/Op. 72 no 3 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Anatol Ugorski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Poland 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Rudolf Oetker Hall, Bielefeld, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
9.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1833; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Munich, Germany 
Length: 26 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
10.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1836; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Munich, Germany 
Length: 29 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
11.
Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 09/1990 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Munich, Germany 
Length: 8 Minutes 33 Secs. 
12.
Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 09/1990 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Munich, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23
Ballade No.2 in F, Op.38
Ballade No.3 in A flat, Op.47
Ballade No.4 in F minor, Op.52
Fantaisie in F minor, Op.49
Etude in F minor, Op.posth. " Méthode des méthodes "
Etude in A flat, Op.posth. " Méthode des méthodes "
Etude in D flat, Op.posth. " Méthode des méthodes "
Marche funèbre in C minor, Op.72,2
Three Ecossaises op.post 72, no.3 - 1, 2 + 3: No.1 in D Major
Three Ecossaises op.post 72, no.3 - 1, 2 + 3: No.2 in G Major
Three Ecossaises op.post 72, no.3 - 1, 2 + 3: No.3 in D flat Major
12 Etudes, Op.10: No.1 In C
12 Etudes, Op.10: No.2 In A Minor "Chromatique"
12 Etudes, Op.10: No.3 In E "Tristesse"
12 Etudes, Op.10: No.4 In C Sharp Minor
12 Etudes, Op.10: No.5 In G Flat "Black Keys"
12 Etudes, Op.10: No.6 In E Flat Minor
12 Etudes, Op.10: No.7 In C
12 Etudes, Op.10: No.8 In F
12 Etudes, Op.10: No.9 In F Minor
12 Etudes, Op.10: No.10 In A Flat
12 Etudes, Op.10: No.11 In E Flat
12 Etudes, Op.10: No.12 In C Minor "Revolutionary"
12 Etudes, Op.25: No.1 In A Flat "Harp Study"
12 Etudes, Op.25: No.2 In F Minor
12 Etudes, Op.25: No.3 In F
12 Etudes, Op.25: No.4 In A Minor
12 Etudes, Op.25: No.5 In E Minor
12 Etudes, Op.25: No.6 In G Sharp Minor
12 Etudes, Op.25: No.7 In C Sharp Minor
12 Etudes, Op.25: No.8 In D Flat
12 Etudes, Op.25: No.9 In G Flat "Butterfly Wings"
12 Etudes, Op.25: No.10 In B Minor
12 Etudes, Op.25: No.11 In A Minor "Winter Wind"
12 Etudes, Op.25: No.12 In C Minor
Barcarolle in F sharp, Op.60
Berceuse in D flat, Op.57

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