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Chopin: Piano Works / Francois


Release Date: 08/18/2017 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 563140  
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François
Number of Discs: 10 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Much of Samson François’s pianistic career was devoted to performing and recording the works of Frédéric Chopin. A musician to whom many Chopin scholars are indebted, François was famed for bringing the intricacies of Chopin’s piano works to life, in a way no performer had done before him. Also featuring the Monte-Carlo National Opera Orchestra, conducted by Louis Frémaux, this collection includes some of Chopin’s greatest masterpieces, performed with spellbinding musicality by the eminent French pianist. Much of Samson François’s pianistic career was devoted to performing and recording the works of Frédéric Chopin. A musician to whom many Chopin scholars are indebted, François was famed for bringing the intricacies of Chopin’s piano works to life, in a way no performer had done before him. Also featuring the Monte-Carlo National Opera Orchestra, conducted by Louis Frémaux, this collection includes some of Chopin’s greatest masterpieces, performed with spellbinding musicality by the eminent French pianist. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 
3.
Polonaises (2) for Piano, B 90/Op. 26 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834-1835; Paris, France 
4.
Polonaises (2) for Piano, Op. 40 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Paris, France 
5.
Polonaise for Piano in F sharp minor, B 135/Op. 44 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1841; Paris, France 
6.
Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
7.
Polonaise-fantaisie for Piano in A flat major, B 159/Op. 61 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Poland 
8.
Andante spianato et Grand polonaise brillante in E flat major, Op. 22 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Polonaises (3) for Piano, Op. 71 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825-1828; Poland 
10.
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 
11.
Tarantella for Piano in A flat major, B 139/Op. 43 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
12.
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 
13.
Rondo for Piano in C major, Op. 73a by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Poland 
14.
Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1835 
15.
Ballade for Piano no 2 in F major/a minor, B 102/Op. 38 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
16.
Ballade for Piano no 3 in A flat major, B 136/Op. 47 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1841; Paris, France 
17.
Ballade for Piano no 4 in F minor, B 146/Op. 52 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
18.
Scherzo for Piano no 1 in B minor, B 65/Op. 20 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1832; Poland 
19.
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 
20.
Scherzo for Piano no 3 in C sharp minor, B 125/Op. 39 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Mallorca (Majorca),  
21.
Scherzo for Piano no 4 in E major, B 148/Op. 54 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
22.
Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
23.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1838 
24.
Waltz for Piano in A flat major, B 131/Op. 42 "Grande Valse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France; Paris, France 
25.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
26.
Waltzes (2) for Piano, Op. 69 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1835 
27.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 70 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1841 
28.
Waltz for Piano in E minor, B 56 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
29.
Impromptu for Piano no 1 in A flat major, B 110/Op. 29 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 
30.
Impromptu for Piano no 2 in F sharp major, B 129/Op. 36 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
31.
Impromptu for Piano no 3 in G flat major, b 149/Op. 51 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
32.
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 
33.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France 
34.
Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, B 155/Op. 58 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
35.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 60/Op. 6 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Vienna, Austria 
36.
Mazurkas (5) for Piano, B 61/Op. 7 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Vienna, Austria 
37.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 77/Op. 17 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1833; Paris, France 
38.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 89/Op. 24 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834-1835; Paris, France 
39.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 105/Op. 30 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1837; Paris, France 
40.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 115/Op. 33 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1838; Paris, France 
41.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 41 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1840; Paris, France 
42.
Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 145/Op. 50 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
43.
Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 153/Op. 56 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Paris, France 
44.
Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 157/Op. 59 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Paris, France 
45.
Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 162/Op. 63 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
46.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 67 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835-1849; Paris, France 
47.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 68 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827-1849 
48.
Mazurka for Piano in A minor, B 134 "Notre temps" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Paris, France 
49.
Mazurka for Piano in A minor, B 140 "A Emile Gaillard" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Paris, France 
50.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1833; Poland 
51.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1836; Paris, France 
52.
Nouvelles Etudes (3) for Piano, B 130 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
53.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
54.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, Op. 15 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1833 
55.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
56.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 106/Op. 32 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1837; Paris, France 
57.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 37 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1849; Paris, France 
58.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 142/Op. 48 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
59.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 152/Op. 55 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Paris, France 
60.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 161/Op. 62 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
61.
Nocturne for Piano in E minor, B 19/Op. 72 no 1 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Poland 
62.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 

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