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100 Best Chopin

Stephen Kovacevich, Ingrid Fliter, Dinu Lipatti, Garrick Ohlsson, Martha Argerich, Daniel Adni, Andrei Gavrilov, Maurizio Pollini, Claudio Arrau, Georges Cziffra, Leif Ove Andsnes, Ronald Smith, Teresa Llacuna, Artur Rubinstein, Yuri Egorov (piano)

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Contents

Chopin: Waltzes (selection)

Work length21:15
  • Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
  • Recorded: 2005-07-19
  • Recording Venue: 14th-19th July 2005, Potton Hall, Suffolk

No. 1 in E flat Op. 18

Track length5:07

No. 2 in A flat major Op. 34 No. 1 ('Valse brillante')

Track length4:51

No. 3 in A minor Op. 34 No. 2

Track length5:26

No. 4 in F major Op. 34 No. 3 ('Valse brillante')

Track length2:00

No. 5 in A flat major Op. 42 ('Grande Valse')

Track length3:51

Chopin: Waltz No. 6 in D flat major, Op. 64 No. 1 'Minute Waltz'

Work length1:53
  • Ingrid Fliter (piano)
  • Recorded: 2007-05-16
  • Recording Venue: 16 May 2007, Potton Hall, Blythburgh Road, Westleton, Suffolk

Chopin: Waltz No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64 No. 2

Work length3:34
  • Ingrid Fliter (piano)
  • Recorded: 2007-10-20
  • Recording Venue: 18th-20th October 2007, Potton Hall, Suffolk

Chopin: Waltzes (selection)

Work length12:28
  • Ingrid Fliter (piano), Dmitri Alexeev (piano)
  • Recorded: 2007-10-20
  • Recording Venue: 18th-20th October 2007, Potton Hall, Suffolk

Waltz in A flat Major, Op. 64 No. 3 - Moderato

Track length3:17

No. 9 in A flat major Op. 69 No. 1

Track length5:04

No. 10 in B minor Op. 69 No. 2

Track length4:07

 Excerpt, Chopin: Waltzes Nos. 1-14

Work length9:59
  • Dinu Lipatti (piano)
  • Recorded: 2007-10-20
  • Recording Venue: 18th-20th October 2007, Potton Hall, Suffolk

No. 11 in G flat major, Op. 70 / 1

Track length1:57

No. 12 in F minor, Op. 70 / 2

Track length2:43

No. 13 in D flat major, Op. 70 / 3

Track length2:33

No. 14 in E minor, Op. posth.

Track length2:46

Chopin: Berceuse in D flat major, Op. 57

Work length4:44
  • Daniel Barenboim (piano)
  • Recorded: 1973-06-26
  • Recording Venue: 25 & 26 June 1973, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Chopin: Ballade No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47

Work length6:46
  • Cécile Ousset (piano)
  • Recorded: 1987-12-31
  • Recording Venue: No.1 Studio, Abbey Road

Fantaisie-impromptu in C sharp minor, Op.66

Work length4:59
  • Bunin, Stanislav Bunin (piano)
  • Recorded: 1996-09-01

Chopin: Preludes (24), Op. 28

Work length39:01
  • Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
  • Recorded: 1974-05-26
  • Recording Venue: 25 & 26 May 1974. No.1 Abbey Road Studios, London.

No. 1 in C major (Agitato)

Track length0:50

No. 2 in A minor (Lento)

Track length2:45

No. 3 in G major (Vivace)

Track length0:51

No. 4 in E minor (Largo)

Track length2:02

No. 5 in D major (Allegro molto)

Track length0:35

No. 6 in B minor (Lento assai)

Track length2:08

No. 7 in A major (Andantino)

Track length0:43

No. 8 in F sharp minor (Molto agitato)

Track length1:51

No. 9 in E major (Largo)

Track length1:30

No. 10 in C sharp minor (Allegro molto)

Track length0:29

No. 11 in B major (Vivace)

Track length0:39

No. 12 in G sharp minor (Presto)

Track length1:03

No. 13 in F sharp major (Lento)

Track length3:42

No. 14 in E flat minor (Allegro)

Track length0:29

No. 15 in D flat major (Sostenuto) ["Raindrop"]

Track length5:00

No. 16 in B flat minor (Presto con fuoco)

Track length1:08

No. 17 in A flat major (Allegretto)

Track length3:18

No. 18 in F minor (Allegro molto)

Track length0:57

No. 19 in E flat major (Vivace)

Track length1:13

No. 20 in C minor (Largo)

Track length1:34

No. 21 in B flat major (Cantabile)

Track length1:53

No. 22 in G minor (Molto agitato)

Track length0:51

No. 23 in F major (Moderato)

Track length1:05

No. 24 in D minor (Allegro appassionato)

Track length2:25

Chopin: Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60

Work length8:13
  • Nelson Goerner (piano)
  • Recorded: 1996-01-16
  • Recording Venue: 13th - 16th January 1996, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road

Chopin: Polonaise No. 3 in A major, Op. 40 No. 1 'Military'

Work length5:35
  • Daniel Adni (piano)
  • Recorded: 1974-11-23
  • Recording Venue: 22 & 23 November 1974, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Chopin: Polonaise No. 6 in A flat major, Op. 53 'Héroïque'

Work length6:35
  • Martha Argerich (piano)
  • Recorded: 1965-06-27
  • Recording Venue: 23, 24 & 27 June 1965 / No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Chopin: Variations on Mozart's 'La ci darem la mano' in B flat major, Op. 2

Work length15:12
  • Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Alexis Weissenberg (piano)
  • Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
  • Recorded: 1967-01-01

 Excerpt, Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11

Work length19:47
  • Maurizio Pollini (piano)
  • Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Paul Kletzki
  • Recorded: 1960-04-21
  • Recording Venue: 20,21 April 1960. No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

II. Romanze (Larghetto)

Track length10:18

III. Rondo (Vivace)

Track length9:29

Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21: II. Larghetto

Work length8:54
  • Martha Argerich (piano)
  • Montreal Symphony Orchestra
  • Charles Dutoit
  • Recorded: 1998-10-31
  • Recording Venue: 29-31 Oct 1998, L'Église de St. Eustache, Montréal

Chopin: Andante spianato & Grande Polonaise, Op. 22

Work length13:43
  • Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Alexis Weissenberg (piano)
  • Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
  • Recorded: 1967-01-01

Chopin: Krakowiak - Concert Rondo in F, Op. 14

Work length13:34
  • Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra, Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
  • Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Jerzy Maksymiuk
  • Recorded: 1975-06-28
  • Recording Venue: 20-28.VI.1975 Katowice, Poland

Chopin: 27 Etudes Opp. 10, 25 and posth

Work length27:45
  • Andrei Gavrilov (piano)
  • Recorded: 1987-12-31
  • Recording Venue: 1985-87, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

C, Op. 10 / 1

Track length1:57

A minor, Op. 10 / 2

Track length1:15

in E 'Tristesse' Op. 10 / 3

Track length4:16

C sharp minor, Op. 10 / 4

Track length1:50

G flat, 'Black Keys', Op. 10 / 5

Track length1:32

E flat minor, Op. 10 / 6

Track length4:23

C, Op. 10 / 7

Track length1:36

F, Op. 10 / 8

Track length2:13

F minor, Op. 10 / 9

Track length1:43

A flat, Op. 10 / 10

Track length2:12

E flat, Op. 10 / 11

Track length2:16

in C minor 'Revolutionary' Op. 10 / 12

Track length2:32

Chopin: Études (12), Op. 25

Work length32:06
  • Claudio Arrau (piano)
  • Recorded: 1956-09-05
  • Recording Venue: 16-20 June & 5 September 1956: No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road, London

No. 1 in A flat major ('Harp Study')

Track length2:26

No. 2 in F minor

Track length1:43

No. 3 in F major

Track length2:04

No. 4 in A minor

Track length2:18

No. 5 in E minor

Track length3:24

No. 6 in G sharp minor

Track length2:06

No. 7 in C sharp minor

Track length5:18

No. 8 in D flat major

Track length1:09

No. 9 in G flat major ('Butterfly's Wings')

Track length1:04

No. 10 in B minor

Track length4:28

No. 11 in A minor ('Winter Wind')

Track length3:36

No. 12 in C minor

Track length2:30

Chopin: 3 Impromptus (1987 Digital Remaster)

Work length14:03
  • Georges Cziffra (piano)
  • Recorded: 1975-03-27
  • Recording Venue: 17 June; 9 October; 22 November 1974 & 14 January and 15, 27 March 1975: Salle Wagram, Paris

No. 1 in A flat Op. 29

Track length3:52

No. 2 in F sharp Op. 36

Track length5:29

No. 3 in G flat Op. 51

Track length4:42

Chopin: Nocturne No.1 In B Flat Minor / en Si Bémol Mineur Op.9 No.1

Work length5:15
  • Samson François (piano)
  • Recorded: 1995-01-01

Chopin: Nocturne No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9 No. 2

Work length4:14
  • Samson François (piano)
  • Recorded: 1966-01-01

Chopin: Nocturne No.5 In F Sharp Major / en Fa Dièse Majeur Op.15 No.2

Work length3:34
  • Samson François (piano)
  • Recorded: 1995-01-01

 Excerpt, Chopin: Nocturnes Nos. 1-21

Work length15:50
  • Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
  • Recorded: 1979-02-11
  • Recording Venue: 1-3 December 1977 / 3 & 4 November 1978 & 11 February 1979. No.1 Abbey Road Studios, London.

No. 9 in B major Op. 32 No. 1

Track length4:41

No. 10 in A flat major Op. 32 No. 2

Track length4:45

No. 12 in G major Op. 37 No. 2

Track length6:24

Chopin: Nocturne No. 20 in C sharp minor, Op. post.

Work length4:26
  • Maria Tipo (piano)
  • Recorded: 1979-02-11
  • Recording Venue: 1-3 December 1977 / 3 & 4 November 1978 & 11 February 1979. No.1 Abbey Road Studios, London.

Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 'Marche funèbre': 3rd movement (Funeral March)

Work length9:24
  • Mikhail Pletnev (piano)
  • Recorded: 1988-11-12
  • Recording Venue: 6-12 November 1988 / St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Berks

Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor Op.58: IV. Finale: Presto non tanto

Work length5:06
  • Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)
  • Recorded: 1991-10-16
  • Recording Venue: 24-27 April 1990, 8-11 July & 13-16 October 1991 / Snape Concert Hall, Suffolk

Chopin: Mazurkas Nos.1-58 (2004 Digital Remaster)

Work length12:46
  • Ronald Smith (piano)
  • Recorded: 1975-01-09
  • Recording Venue: 31.X.1973; 8-9.X.1974 & 8-9.I.1975. No.1 Abbey Road Studios, London

No.2 in C sharp minor, Op.6 No.2

Track length2:08

No.5 in B flat major, Op. 7 No.1

Track length2:16

No.8 in A flat major, Op.7 No.4

Track length1:04

No.20 in D flat major, Op.30 No.3

Track length2:43

No.23 in D major, Op.33 No.2

Track length2:24

No.24 in C major, Op.33 No.3

Track length2:11

 Excerpt, Chopin: Mazurkas Nos. 1-51

Work length6:29
  • Arthur Rubinstein (piano)
  • Recorded: 1938-12-13
  • Recording Venue: 13 Nov & 12-14 Dec 1938 and 10 May 1939, No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road, London

No.39 in B Op.63 No.1

Track length2:04

No.40 in F minor Op.63 No.2

Track length1:47

No.42 in G Op.67 No.1

Track length1:08

No.43 in G minor Op.67 No.2

Track length1:30

Chopin: Scherzo No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31

Work length9:49
  • Yuri Egorov, Youri Egorov (piano)
  • Recorded: 1982-07-01
  • Recording Venue: 17-21 June 1981 & 1 July 1982, Abbey Road Studios

Chopin: Polonaise No. 7 in A flat major, Op. 61 'Polonaise-fantaisie'

Work length13:33
  • Daniel Barenboim (piano)
  • Recorded: 1973-06-26
  • Recording Venue: 25 & 26 June 1973, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Chopin: Rondo in C major for two pianos, Op. 73

Work length8:41
  • Danielle Laval (piano), Teresa Llacuna (piano)
  • Recorded: 1978-12-31
  • Recording Venue: II, VI & XII, 1978, Salle Wagram, Paris

Chopin: Fantasia in A major on Polish Airs, Op. 13

Work length14:21
  • Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra, Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
  • Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Jerzy Maksymiuk
  • Recorded: 1975-06-28
  • Recording Venue: 20-28.VI.1975 Katowice, Poland