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Chopin: Etudes, Sonatas & Impromptus

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  1. Chopin — Etudes, Op. 10: Etude No. 1 in C major, Op. 10, No. 1 $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Chopin — Etudes, Op. 10: Etude No. 2 in A minor, Op. 10, No. 2 $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Chopin — Etudes, Op. 10: Etude No. 3 in E major, Op. 10, No. 3 $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Chopin — Etudes, Op. 10: Etude No. 4 in C sharp minor, Op. 10, No. 4 $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Chopin — Etudes, Op. 10: Etude No. 5 in G flat major, Op. 10, No. 5, "Black Keys" $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Chopin — Etudes, Op. 10: Etude No. 6 in E flat minor, Op. 10, No. 6 $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Chopin — Etudes, Op. 10: Etude No. 7 in C major, Op. 10, No. 7 $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Chopin — Etudes, Op. 10: Etude No. 8 in F major, Op. 10, No. 8 $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Chopin — Etudes, Op. 10: Etude No. 9 in F minor, Op. 10, No. 9 $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Chopin — Etudes, Op. 10: Etude No. 10 in A flat major, Op. 10, No. 10 $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Chopin — Etudes, Op. 10: Etude No. 11 in E flat major, Op. 10, No. 11 $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Chopin — Etudes, Op. 10: Etude No. 12 in C minor, Op. 10, No. 12, "Revolutionary" $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Chopin — Etudes, Op. 25: Etude No. 13 in A flat major, Op. 25, No. 1, "Harp Study" $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Chopin — Etudes, Op. 25: Etude No. 14 in F minor, Op. 25, No. 2 $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Chopin — Etudes, Op. 25: Etude No. 15 in F major, Op. 25, No. 3 $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Chopin — Etudes, Op. 25: Etude No. 16 in A minor, Op. 25, No. 4 $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Chopin — Etudes, Op. 25: Etude No. 17 in E minor, Op. 25, No. 5 $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Chopin — Etudes, Op. 25: Etude No. 18 in G sharp minor, Op. 25, No. 6 $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Chopin — Etudes, Op. 25: Etude No. 19 in C sharp minor, Op. 25, No. 7 $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Chopin — Etudes, Op. 25: Etude No. 20 in D flat major, Op. 25, No. 8 $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Chopin — Etudes, Op. 25: Etude No. 22 in B minor, Op. 25, No. 10 $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Chopin — Etudes, Op. 25: Etude No. 23 in A minor, Op. 25, No. 11, "Winter Wind" $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Chopin — Etudes, Op. 25: Etude No. 24 in C minor, Op. 25, No. 12 $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Chopin — Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35, "Funeral March" : I. Grave - Doppio movimento $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Chopin — Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35, "Funeral March" : II. Scherzo $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Chopin — Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35, "Funeral March" : III. Marche funebre: Lento $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Chopin — Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35, "Funeral March" : IV. Finale: Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Chopin — Impromptu No. 1 in A flat major, Op. 29 $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Chopin — Impromptu No. 2 in F sharp major, Op. 36 $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Chopin — Impromptu No. 3 in G flat major, Op. 51 $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Chopin — Fantasy-Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op. 66 $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Chopin — Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 : I. Allegro maestoso $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Chopin — Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 : II. Scherzo: Molto vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  34. Chopin — Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 : III. Largo $0.99 on iTunes
  35. Chopin — Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 : IV. Finale: Presto, non tanto $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Chopin, Frédéric : Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25
>Chopin, Frédéric : Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 "Funeral March"
>Chopin, Frédéric : Impromptu for Piano no 1 in A flat major, B 110/Op. 29
>Chopin, Frédéric : Impromptu for Piano no 2 in F sharp major, B 129/Op. 36
>Chopin, Frédéric : Impromptu for Piano no 3 in G flat major, b 149/Op. 51
>Chopin, Frédéric : Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46
>Chopin, Frédéric : Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, Op. 58
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Notes & Reviews:

ATMA now offers a 2-CD boxed set dedicated to the piano music of Frédéric Chopin. Pianist Janina Fialkowska, who the legendary Arthur Rubinstein called a "born Chopin interpreter" has chosen the Etudes opus 10 and opus 25, the Piano Sonatas nos. 2 and 3, three impromptus, and the Fantaisie-impromptu. To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederic Chopin, Janina Fialkowska, Canada's "First Lady of Chopin", has embarked on an incredible year of recitals, orchestral concerts, and master classes across Canada, the Unites States and Europe.

"There is a new and unmistakable joie de vivre, an almost improvisatory abandon and, frequently, a sense of sheer unbuttoned fun not normally associated with either Fialkowska or Chopin. She shows a greater flexibility and buoyancy of rhythm, yet without losing sight of the whole. Where previously her virtuosity was sometimes compromised by an inexactness of detail in passagework (the rather amorphous fast semiquavers in the first and last etudes, for example), now every subdivision is clear, shapely and dynamic. Nowhere is Fialkowska's newly enhanced Romanticism more captivating than in her boldly individual, highly elastic account of the famous C sharp minor Waltz, which may annoy those unfortunates who 'know how it goes' but will surely be a revelation and a delight to many more." -BBC Music Magazine

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Recording information: George Weston Recital Hall, Ford Centre For The Perform.



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>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10
  • Performer: Janina Fialkowska (Piano)
  • Notes: George Weston Recital Hall, Ford Centre For The Performing Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (08/05/1997-08/06/1997)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25
  • Performer: Janina Fialkowska (Piano)
  • Notes: George Weston Recital Hall, Ford Centre For The Performing Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (08/05/1997-08/06/1997)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835-1837

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 "Funeral March"
  • Performer: Janina Fialkowska (Piano)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Impromptu for Piano no 1 in A flat major, B 110/Op. 29
  • Performer: Janina Fialkowska (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Impromptu for Piano no 2 in F sharp major, B 129/Op. 36
  • Performer: Janina Fialkowska (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1839

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Impromptu for Piano no 3 in G flat major, b 149/Op. 51
  • Performer: Janina Fialkowska (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46
  • Performer: Janina Fialkowska (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1834

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, Op. 58
  • Performer: Janina Fialkowska (Piano)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1844