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Chopin: Polonaises, etc / Vladimir Ashkenazy

Album Summary

>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaises (3) for Piano, Op. 71
>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for Piano in B flat minor, B 13 "Adieu"
>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for Piano in G flat major, B 36
>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for Piano in G minor, B 1
>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for Piano in B flat major, B 3
>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 5
>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for Piano in G sharp minor, B 6
>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaises (2) for Piano, B 90/Op. 26
>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaises (2) for Piano, Op. 40
>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for piano no 5 in F sharp minor, Op. 44, CT. 154
>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for piano no 6 in A flat major ("Héroique"), Op. 53, CT. 155
>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise-fantasy for piano no 7 in A flat major, Op. 61, CT. 156
>Chopin, Frédéric : Allegro de concert in A major, B 72/Op. 46
>Chopin, Frédéric : Trois nouvelles études, for piano, KK IIb/3, CT. 38-40 (B. 130)
>Chopin, Frédéric : Tarantella for Piano in A flat major, B 139/Op. 43
>Chopin, Frédéric : Fugue for Piano in A minor, B 144
>Chopin, Frédéric : Moderato for piano in E major, KK IVb/12, CT. 107 (B. 151)
>Chopin, Frédéric : Wiosna (Spring), song for voice & piano, Op. 74/2, CT. 130
>Chopin, Frédéric : Bourrées (2) for piano (arrangement), KK. VIIb/1, 2
>Chopin, Frédéric : Galop Marquis for Piano in A flat major
>Chopin, Frédéric : Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57
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Notes & Reviews:

Gramophone Classical Music Guide
Ashkenazy's Chopin hardly needs any further advocacy. His distinguished and virtually complete survey rests alongside the Rubinstein recordings in general esteem. The 16 Polonaises were not recorded in sets but individually, or in small groups, which is one reason why they sound so fresh, with Ashkenazy striking a sensitive artistic balance between poetic feeling and the commanding bravura that one takes for granted in the more extrovert pieces, with their Polish patriotic style. The recordings vary between analogue and digital, and the recording venues are as different as the Kingsway Hall, St-John's, Smith Square, and All Saints, Petersham; but the realism of the piano sound is remarkably consistent. A series of shorter pieces is included on the second disc and the playing is always distinguished. Among the major items, the gentle Berceuse is quite melting, while the Allegro de concert and Barcarolle are hardly less memorable.



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>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaises (3) for Piano, Op. 71
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1827-1829

>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for Piano in B flat minor, B 13 "Adieu"
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1826

>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for Piano in G flat major, B 36
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1829

>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for Piano in G minor, B 1
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1817

>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for Piano in B flat major, B 3
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1817

>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 5
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1821

>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for Piano in G sharp minor, B 6
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: ?1822

>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaises (2) for Piano, B 90/Op. 26
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaises (2) for Piano, Op. 40
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1839

>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for piano no 5 in F sharp minor, Op. 44, CT. 154
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1841

>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for piano no 6 in A flat major ("Héroique"), Op. 53, CT. 155
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842-1843

>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise-fantasy for piano no 7 in A flat major, Op. 61, CT. 156
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 14 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846

>Chopin, Frédéric : Allegro de concert in A major, B 72/Op. 46
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1834-1841

>Chopin, Frédéric : Trois nouvelles études, for piano, KK IIb/3, CT. 38-40 (B. 130)
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1839-1840

>Chopin, Frédéric : Tarantella for Piano in A flat major, B 139/Op. 43
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1841

>Chopin, Frédéric : Fugue for Piano in A minor, B 144
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1841-1842

>Chopin, Frédéric : Moderato for piano in E major, KK IVb/12, CT. 107 (B. 151)
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Chopin, Frédéric : Wiosna (Spring), song for voice & piano, Op. 74/2, CT. 130
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Chopin, Frédéric : Bourrées (2) for piano (arrangement), KK. VIIb/1, 2
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: ?1846

>Chopin, Frédéric : Galop Marquis for Piano in A flat major
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846

>Chopin, Frédéric : Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1844