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Chopin: Over 2 Hours Of Chopin's Greatest Masterpieces

Essential Chopin / Various
Release Date: 02/23/2010 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 88587   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Stephen KovacevichMaria TipoCécile OussetDaniel Adni,   ... 
Conductor:  Paul KletzkiStanislaw Skrowaczewski
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 33 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

These 2CD budget price sets, drawn from the catalogues of EMI Classics and Virgin Classics, present the best-loved and most popular works by the great composers, performed by the world’s leading artists. Chopin is universally acclaimed as one of the most original and innovative composers of music for the piano, especially in the romantic and lyrical field. Much of his music is deeply patriotic and infused with a love of his native Poland. This collection covers examples of all the main genres in which Chopin wrote, including waltzes, preludes, mazurkas, études, nocturnes and polonaises, many of which have been heard in the soundtracks of films such as the The Truman Show (Romanze from Piano Concerto No.1) and The Pianist (Nocturne No.20). Read more Pianists include Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, Youri Egorov, Ingrid Fliter, Nelson Goerner, Stephen Kovacevich, Mikhail Pletnev and Maurizio Pollini Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
2. Nocturne for Piano in C sharp minor, B 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maria Tipo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830 
3. Ballade for Piano no 3 in A flat major, B 136/Op. 47 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Cécile Ousset (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1841; Paris, France 
Length: 6 Minutes 47 Secs. 
4. Impromptu for Piano no 4 in C sharp minor, B 87/Op. 66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Daniel Adni (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
5. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 4 in E minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
6. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 7 in A major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 0 Minutes 49 Secs. 
7. Polonaises (2) for Piano, Op. 40: no 1 in A major, B 120 "Military" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Daniel Adni (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Poland 
Length: 5 Minutes 37 Secs. 
8. Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
9. Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 70: no 1 in G flat major, B 92 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Agustin Anievas (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
10. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Length: 4 Minutes 13 Secs. 
11. Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March": 3rd movement, Marche funébre by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 9 Minutes 22 Secs. 
12. Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 1 in D flat major "Minute Waltz" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Ingrid Fliter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
13. Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 2 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Ingrid Fliter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
14. Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11: 2nd movement, Romanze by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Conductor:  Paul Kletzki
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Length: 10 Minutes 22 Secs. 
15. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 60/Op. 6: no 2 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Ronald Smith (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
16. Mazurkas (5) for Piano, B 61/Op. 7: no 1 in B flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Ronald Smith (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
17. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 15 in D flat major "Raindrop" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 4 Secs. 
18. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 24 in D minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
19. Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Length: 6 Minutes 37 Secs. 
20. Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Nelson Goerner (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France 
Length: 8 Minutes 12 Secs. 
21. Mazurkas (5) for Piano, B 61/Op. 7: no 4 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Ronald Smith (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 4 Secs. 
22. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 115/Op. 33: no 2 in D major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Ronald Smith (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1838; Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
23. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 3 in E major, B 74 "Tristesse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
24. Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, B 155/Op. 58: 4th movement, Presto non tanto by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 8 Secs. 
25. Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34: no 2 in A minor, B 64 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
Length: 5 Minutes 27 Secs. 
26. Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Youri Egorov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 
Length: 9 Minutes 48 Secs. 
27. Waltzes (2) for Piano, Op. 69: no 1 in A flat major, B 95 "L'adieu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Dmitri Alexeev (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
28. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 5 in G flat major "Black Keys" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
29. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 12 in C minor, B 67 "Revolutionary" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
30. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, Op. 15: no 2 in F sharp major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
31. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 115/Op. 33: no 3 in C major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Ronald Smith (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1838; Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
32. Impromptu for Piano no 1 in A flat major, B 110/Op. 29 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Agustin Anievas (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
33. Andante spianato et Grand polonaise brillante in E flat major, Op. 22 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
Conductor:  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 13 Minutes 36 Secs. 

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