Chopin: Piano Concerto and Scherzos (Limited Edition)

Audio Samples

>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21
>Chopin, Frédéric : Scherzo for Piano no 1 in B minor, B 65/Op. 20
>Chopin, Frédéric : Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31
>Chopin, Frédéric : Scherzo for Piano no 3 in C sharp minor, B 125/Op. 39
>Chopin, Frédéric : Scherzo for Piano no 4 in E major, B 148/Op. 54

Album Summary

>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21
>Chopin, Frédéric : Scherzo for Piano no 1 in B minor, B 65/Op. 20
>Chopin, Frédéric : Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31
>Chopin, Frédéric : Scherzo for Piano no 3 in C sharp minor, B 125/Op. 39
>Chopin, Frédéric : Scherzo for Piano no 4 in E major, B 148/Op. 54
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Notes & Reviews:

Chopin composed this as his first concerto in 1829, but publication was delayed for revisions to the orchestration. It was thus published as his second concerto, after the E minor concerto, Op. 11, which he wrote in 1830. Dedicated to Countess Delfina Potocka, a celebrated beauty, excellent soprano, and one of his pupils, Chopin gave premieres in Warsaw and Prague in 1830, but never performed it publicly again. For most composers, a scherzo ['joke'] meant a lightweight piece or miniature, so it is little surprise that these vigorous and dramatic works of imagination shocked listeners. With each piece, Chopin drew landscapes of style and expression, which had few if any precedents. Polish music scholar Tomaszewski said the four scherzos "mark the culminating point in the history of the genre."



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Works Details

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21
  • Performer: Felicja Blumental (Piano)
  • Conductor: Robert Wagner
  • Running Time: 32 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1830

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Scherzo for Piano no 1 in B minor, B 65/Op. 20
  • Performer: Felicja Blumental (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1835

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31
  • Performer: Felicja Blumental (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Scherzo for Piano no 3 in C sharp minor, B 125/Op. 39
  • Performer: Felicja Blumental (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1839

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Scherzo for Piano no 4 in E major, B 148/Op. 54
  • Performer: Felicja Blumental (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842-1843