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Chopin: Piano Masterpieces - A selection of best-loved pieces performed by Pires, Katsaris, Lubimov, Freire, Ashkenazy et al. [3 CDs]

Audio Samples

>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante"
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 3 in F major, Op. 34/3, CT. 209
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 15 in D flat major, Op. 28/15, CT. 180
>Chopin, Frédéric : Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46
>Chopin, Frédéric : Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 9 in A flat major ("L'adieu") Op. 69/1, CT. 215
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 5 in F sharp major, Op. 15/2, CT. 112
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 10 in B minor, Op. 69/2, CT. 216
>Chopin, Frédéric : Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 9 in B major, Op. 32/1, CT. 116
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 11 in G flat major, Op. 70/1, CT. 217
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 7 in A major, Op. 28/7, CT. 172
>Chopin, Frédéric : Ballade for Piano no 2 in F major/a minor, B 102/Op. 38
>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for piano no 3 in A major ("Military"), Op. 40/1, CT. 152
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 13 in F sharp major, Op. 28/13, CT. 178
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2, CT. 213
>Chopin, Frédéric : Ballade for Piano no 3 in A flat major, B 136/Op. 47
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 12 in C minor ("Revolutionary"), Op. 10/12, CT. 25
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 15 in F minor, Op. 55/1, CT. 122
>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for piano no 4 in C minor, Op. 40/2, CT. 153
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 21 in G flat major, Op. 25/9, C. 34
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 5 in D major, Op. 28/5, CT. 170
>Chopin, Frédéric : Scherzo for Piano no 3 in C sharp minor, B 125/Op. 39
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 13 in C minor, Op. 48/1, CT. 120
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 8 in F major, Op. 10/8, CT. 21
>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for piano no 6 in A flat major ("Héroique"), Op. 53, CT. 155
>Chopin, Frédéric : Ballade for Piano no 4 in F minor, B 146/Op. 52
>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11
>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21

Album Summary

>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante"
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 3 in F major, Op. 34/3, CT. 209
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 15 in D flat major, Op. 28/15, CT. 180
>Chopin, Frédéric : Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46
>Chopin, Frédéric : Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 9 in A flat major ("L'adieu") Op. 69/1, CT. 215
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 5 in F sharp major, Op. 15/2, CT. 112
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 10 in B minor, Op. 69/2, CT. 216
>Chopin, Frédéric : Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 9 in B major, Op. 32/1, CT. 116
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 11 in G flat major, Op. 70/1, CT. 217
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 7 in A major, Op. 28/7, CT. 172
>Chopin, Frédéric : Ballade for Piano no 2 in F major/a minor, B 102/Op. 38
>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for piano no 3 in A major ("Military"), Op. 40/1, CT. 152
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 13 in F sharp major, Op. 28/13, CT. 178
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2, CT. 213
>Chopin, Frédéric : Ballade for Piano no 3 in A flat major, B 136/Op. 47
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 12 in C minor ("Revolutionary"), Op. 10/12, CT. 25
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 15 in F minor, Op. 55/1, CT. 122
>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for piano no 4 in C minor, Op. 40/2, CT. 153
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 21 in G flat major, Op. 25/9, C. 34
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 5 in D major, Op. 28/5, CT. 170
>Chopin, Frédéric : Scherzo for Piano no 3 in C sharp minor, B 125/Op. 39
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 13 in C minor, Op. 48/1, CT. 120
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 8 in F major, Op. 10/8, CT. 21
>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for piano no 6 in A flat major ("Héroique"), Op. 53, CT. 155
>Chopin, Frédéric : Ballade for Piano no 4 in F minor, B 146/Op. 52
>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11
>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

With his exceptional gift for melody and his highly sophisticated and subtle sense of harmony, Chopin created some of the most romantic piano music ever written. This three-CD collection offers a varied selection of these much-loved pieces, played by famous pianists including Nikolai Lugansky, Boris Berezovsky, Nelson Freire, Elisabeth Leonskaja and Maria-Joao Pires.



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Works Details

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante"
  • Performer: Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1831-1832

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
  • Performer: Elisabeth Leonskaja (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Waltz for piano no 3 in F major, Op. 34/3, CT. 209
  • Performer: Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Prelude for piano no 15 in D flat major, Op. 28/15, CT. 180
  • Performer: Nikolai Lugansky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1839

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46
  • Performer: Francois-René Duchable (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1834

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31
  • Performer: Alexei Sultanov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Waltz for piano no 9 in A flat major ("L'adieu") Op. 69/1, CT. 215
  • Performer: Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 5 in F sharp major, Op. 15/2, CT. 112
  • Performer: Elisabeth Leonskaja (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Waltz for piano no 10 in B minor, Op. 69/2, CT. 216
  • Performer: Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1829

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23
  • Performer: Cyprien Katsaris (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1831

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 9 in B major, Op. 32/1, CT. 116
  • Performer: Elisabeth Leonskaja (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Waltz for piano no 11 in G flat major, Op. 70/1, CT. 217
  • Performer: Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1832

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Prelude for piano no 7 in A major, Op. 28/7, CT. 172
  • Performer: Nikolai Lugansky (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1839

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Ballade for Piano no 2 in F major/a minor, B 102/Op. 38
  • Performer: Alexei Lubimov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1839

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Polonaise for piano no 3 in A major ("Military"), Op. 40/1, CT. 152
  • Performer: György Sebök (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
  • Performer: Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846-1847

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Prelude for piano no 13 in F sharp major, Op. 28/13, CT. 178
  • Performer: Nikolai Lugansky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1839

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Etude for piano no 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16
  • Performer: Boris Berezovsky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Waltz for piano no 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2, CT. 213
  • Performer: Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846-1847

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Ballade for Piano no 3 in A flat major, B 136/Op. 47
  • Performer: Alexei Lubimov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1841

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Etude for piano no 12 in C minor ("Revolutionary"), Op. 10/12, CT. 25
  • Performer: Boris Berezovsky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 15 in F minor, Op. 55/1, CT. 122
  • Performer: Elisabeth Leonskaja (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842-1844

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Polonaise for piano no 4 in C minor, Op. 40/2, CT. 153
  • Performer: Elisabeth Leonskaja (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1839

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Etude for piano no 21 in G flat major, Op. 25/9, C. 34
  • Performer: Boris Berezovsky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835-1837

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Prelude for piano no 5 in D major, Op. 28/5, CT. 170
  • Performer: Nikolai Lugansky (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1839

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Scherzo for Piano no 3 in C sharp minor, B 125/Op. 39
  • Performer: Nelson Freire (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1839

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Waltz for piano no 3 in F major, Op. 34/3, CT. 209
  • Performer: Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 13 in C minor, Op. 48/1, CT. 120
  • Performer: Elisabeth Leonskaja (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1841

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Etude for piano no 8 in F major, Op. 10/8, CT. 21
  • Performer: Boris Berezovsky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Polonaise for piano no 6 in A flat major ("Héroique"), Op. 53, CT. 155
  • Performer: Nelson Freire (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842-1843

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Ballade for Piano no 4 in F minor, B 146/Op. 52
  • Performer: Francois-René Duchable (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842-1843

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11
  • Performer: Elisabeth Leonskaja (Piano)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Running Time: 39 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1830

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21
  • Performer: Elisabeth Leonskaja (Piano)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Running Time: 32 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1830