Great Chopin Pianists

Release Date: 1/15/2016
Catalog Number: B002437202
Number of Discs: 11

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
The International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, one of the world’s greatest piano competitions, has produced many illustrious winners and exceptional artists. Here, in an 11-CD box, is a broad survey of the winners from 1927, when the competition began, to 2010.

The Edition includes many classic recordings and a series of live recordings, several from the original Competitions themselves, featuring the great Garrick Ohlsson and the penultimate winner Yulianna Avdeeva – both appearing for the first time in any format.

Also featured are two CDs from the early winners of the Competition (1927 – 1955) that fully capture the Chopin piano tradition of earlier times – highlights include Halina Czerny-Stefanska’s First Piano Concerto and selections from Lev Oborin (1927), Alexandre Uninsky (1932) and Yakov Zak(1937).
Works on This Recording
1. Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, B 155/Op. 58 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Lev Oborin (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844 ; Paris, France
2. Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Lev Oborin (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844 ; Paris, France
3. Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Alexandre Uninsky (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845-1846 ; Paris, France
4. Nocturne for Piano in C sharp minor, B 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Lev Oborin (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830 ; Poland
5. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 60/Op. 6: no 1 in F sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Alexandre Uninsky (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830 ; Vienna, Austria
6. Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 162/Op. 63: no 3 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Alexandre Uninsky (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846 ; Paris, France
7. Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 70: no 1 in G flat major, B 92 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Alexandre Uninsky (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1833 ; Paris, France
8. Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34: no 3 in F major, B 118 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Yakov Zak (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1838 ; Paris, France
9. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 37: no 1 in G minor, B 119 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Yakov Zak (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1838 ; Paris, France
10. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 106/Op. 32: no 1 in B major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Yakov Zak (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1836-1837 ; Paris, France
11. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 77/Op. 17: no 2 in E minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Yakov Zak (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1832-1833 ; Paris, France
12. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 115/Op. 33: no 1 in G sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Yakov Zak (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837-1838 ; Paris, France
13. Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 162/Op. 63: no 3 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Yakov Zak (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846 ; Paris, France
14. Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 162/Op. 63: no 2 in F minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Yakov Zak (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846 ; Paris, France
15. Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Bella Davidovich (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1829-1830 ; Poland
16. Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Halina Czerny-Stefanska (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830 ; Poland
17. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1832-1836 ; Paris, France
18. Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837-1839 ; Paris, France
19. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1836-1839 ; Paris, France
20. Prelude for Piano in C sharp minor, B 141/Op. 45 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1841 ; Paris, France
21. Prelude for Piano in A flat major, B 86 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1834 ; Paris, France
22. Scherzo for Piano no 3 in C sharp minor, B 125/Op. 39 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1839 ; Mallorca (Majorca),
23. Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 157/Op. 59 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845 ; Paris, France
24. Polonaise-fantaisie for Piano in A flat major, B 159/Op. 61 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845-1846 ; Poland
25. Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 145/Op. 50: no 3 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (Piano), Garrick [Piano] Ohlsson (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842 ; Paris, France
26. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 60/Op. 6: no 2 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (Piano), Garrick [Piano] Ohlsson (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830 ; Vienna, Austria
27. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27: no 2 in D flat major, B 96 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (Piano), Garrick [Piano] Ohlsson (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1835 ; Paris, France
28. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27: no 1 in C sharp minor, B 91 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (Piano), Garrick [Piano] Ohlsson (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1835 ; Paris, France
29. Scherzo for Piano no 3 in C sharp minor, B 125/Op. 39 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (Piano), Garrick [Piano] Ohlsson (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1839 ; Mallorca (Majorca),
30. Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 2 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (Piano), Garrick [Piano] Ohlsson (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846-1847 ; Paris, France
31. Ballade for Piano no 3 in A flat major, B 136/Op. 47 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (Piano), Garrick [Piano] Ohlsson (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840-1841 ; Paris, France
32. Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (Piano), Garrick [Piano] Ohlsson (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831 ; Poland
33. Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (Piano), Garrick [Piano] Ohlsson (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1841 ; Paris, France
34. Waltz for Piano in A flat major, B 131/Op. 42 "Grande Valse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (Piano), Garrick [Piano] Ohlsson (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: France ; Paris, France
35. Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Krystian Zimerman (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831-1835 ;
36. 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
37. 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
38. 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
39. Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Krystian Zimerman (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845-1846 ; Paris, France
40. 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
41. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, Op. 15: no 2 in F sharp major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Dang Thai Son (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830-1831 ; Poland
42. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27: no 1 in C sharp minor, B 91 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Dang Thai Son (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1835 ; Paris, France
43. Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34: no 2 in A minor, B 64 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Dang Thai Son (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831 ; Poland
44. Andante spianato et Grand polonaise brillante in E flat major, Op. 22 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Dang Thai Son (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830-1831 ; Vienna, Austria
45. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 89/Op. 24: no 2 in C major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Dang Thai Son (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1834-1835 ; Paris, France
46. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 67: no 2 in G minor, B 167 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Dang Thai Son (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1849 ; Paris, France
47. Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Dang Thai Son (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837 ; Paris, France
48. Ballade for Piano no 4 in F minor, B 146/Op. 52 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Stanislav Bunin (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842 ; Paris, France
49. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 115/Op. 33 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Stanislav Bunin (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837-1838 ; Paris, France
50. Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34: no 3 in F major, B 118 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Stanislav Bunin (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1838 ; Paris, France
51. Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Stanislav Bunin (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842 ; Paris, France
52. Impromptu for Piano no 2 in F sharp major, B 129/Op. 36 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Kevin Kenner (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1839 ; Paris, France
53. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 4 in C sharp minor, B 74 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Kevin Kenner (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1832 ; Poland
54. Ballade for Piano no 4 in F minor, B 146/Op. 52 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Kevin Kenner (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842 ; Paris, France
55. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 12 in C minor, B 67 "Revolutionary" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Kevin Kenner (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830 ; Poland
56. Scherzo for Piano no 3 in C sharp minor, B 125/Op. 39 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Kevin Kenner (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1839 ; Mallorca (Majorca),
57. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 106/Op. 32: no 2 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Philippe Giusiano (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1836-1837 ; Paris, France
58. Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 2 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Philippe Giusiano (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846-1847 ; Paris, France
59. Ballade for Piano no 2 in F major/a minor, B 102/Op. 38 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Philippe Giusiano (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1836-1839 ; Paris, France
60. Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Philippe Giusiano (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831 ; Poland
61. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 6 in G sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Alexei Sultanov (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1832-1836 ; Paris, France
62. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 5 in E minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Alexei Sultanov (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1832-1834 ; Paris, France
63. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 12 in C minor, B 67 "Revolutionary" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Alexei Sultanov (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830 ; Poland
64. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 142/Op. 48: no 1 in C minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Alexei Sultanov (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1841 ; Paris, France
65. Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Alexei Sultanov (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842 ; Paris, France
66. Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, B 155/Op. 58 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Yundi Li (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844 ; Paris, France
67. Andante spianato et Grand polonaise brillante in E flat major, Op. 22 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Yundi Li (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830-1831 ; Vienna, Austria
68. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 5 in G flat major "Black Keys" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Yundi Li (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830 ; Poland
69. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 2 in A minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Yundi Li (Piano)
Period: Romantic
70. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 11 in A minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Yundi Li (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1834 ; Paris, France
71. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 1 in B flat minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Yundi Li (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830-1831 ; Poland
72. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Yundi Li (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830-1831 ; Poland
73. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, Op. 15: no 2 in F sharp major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Yundi Li (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830-1831 ; Poland
74. Impromptu for Piano no 4 in C sharp minor, B 87/Op. 66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Yundi Li (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1835 ; Paris, France
75. Polonaises (2) for Piano, Op. 40: no 2 in C minor, B 121 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Rafal Blechacz (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1839 ; Paris, France
76. Polonaises (2) for Piano, Op. 40: no 1 in A major, B 120 "Military" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Rafal Blechacz (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1838 ; Poland
77. Polonaises (2) for Piano, B 90/Op. 26: no 2 in E flat minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Rafal Blechacz (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1834-1835 ; Paris, France
78. Polonaises (2) for Piano, B 90/Op. 26: no 1 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Rafal Blechacz (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1834-1835 ; Paris, France
79. Polonaise for Piano in F sharp minor, B 135/Op. 44 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Rafal Blechacz (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840-1841 ; Paris, France
80. Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Rafal Blechacz (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842 ; Paris, France
81. Polonaise-fantaisie for Piano in A flat major, B 159/Op. 61 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Rafal Blechacz (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845-1846 ; Poland
82. Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34: no 1 in A flat major, B 94 "Valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Yulianna Avdeeva (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1835 ; Paris, France
83. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 161/Op. 62: no 1 in B major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Yulianna Avdeeva (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846 ; Paris, France
84. Scherzo for Piano no 1 in B minor, B 65/Op. 20 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Yulianna Avdeeva (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831-1832 ; Poland
85. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 115/Op. 33 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Yulianna Avdeeva (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837-1838 ; Paris, France
86. Scherzo for Piano no 4 in E major, B 148/Op. 54 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Yulianna Avdeeva (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842 ; Paris, France
87. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 115/Op. 33: no 1 in G sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Yulianna Avdeeva (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837-1838 ; Paris, France
88. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 115/Op. 33: no 2 in D major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Yulianna Avdeeva (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837-1838 ; Paris, France
89. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 115/Op. 33: no 3 in C major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Yulianna Avdeeva (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837-1838 ; Paris, France
90. Prelude for Piano in C sharp minor, B 141/Op. 45 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Yulianna Avdeeva (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1841 ; Paris, France
91. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 105/Op. 30: no 4 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Yulianna Avdeeva (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1836-1837 ; Paris, France
92. Polonaise-fantaisie for Piano in A flat major, B 159/Op. 61 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Yulianna Avdeeva (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845-1846 ; Poland
93. Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Stanislav Bunin (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842 ; Paris, France
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