Chopin Gold

Chopin Gold

     
 

In honor of Frédéric Chopin's 200th birthday, Deutsche Grammophon compiled 32 tracks of its finest recordings for the 2010 double-disc collection, Chopin Gold, providing more than two hours of exquisite piano music. The roster of artists, which includes such luminaries as Martha Argerich, VladimirSee more details below

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In honor of Frédéric Chopin's 200th birthday, Deutsche Grammophon compiled 32 tracks of its finest recordings for the 2010 double-disc collection, Chopin Gold, providing more than two hours of exquisite piano music. The roster of artists, which includes such luminaries as Martha Argerich, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Nelson Freire, Vladimir Horowitz, Lang Lang, Maria João Pires, Maurizio Pollini, Sviatoslav Richter, and 10 others, reveals both the depth of the label's catalog and the breadth of the selections here, for these are among the most celebrated and diverse masters of Chopin's oeuvre one could imagine, and their interpretations run the gamut, from the wildly exuberant and passionate to the coolly restrained and refined. Whether one is an experienced listener who favors some performers over others, or a complete beginner overwhelmed with the range of styles and expressions, this album is a generous survey of Chopin's best-known solo piano pieces. With the exception of the "Marche funèbre," which is taken from the "Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor," the program consists of whole pieces, so this is a satisfying survey that connoisseurs and newcomers can appreciate for its coherent coverage of Chopin's best loved works. One drawback, though, is the slight variability of sound, which is most noticeable in volume levels, but also evident in the quality of the audio. Deutsche Grammophon is famous for its extraordinary reproduction, but in side-by-side comparisons of the performances, the differences due to recording dates and venues can easily be detected.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/23/2010
Label:
Deutsche Grammophon
UPC:
0028947787273
catalogNumber:
001397602
Rank:
78793

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Tracks

  1. Ballade for piano No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47, CT. 4  - Frédéric Chopin  - Merle Kersten  - Sviatoslav Richter
  2. Mazurka for piano No. 19 in B minor, Op. 30/2, CT. 69  - Frédéric Chopin  - Merle Kersten  - Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
  3. Barcarolle for piano in F sharp major, Op. 60, CT. 6  - Frédéric Chopin  - Merle Kersten  - Maurizio Pollini
  4. Impromptu for piano in A flat major, Op. 29, CT. 43  - Frédéric Chopin  - Merle Kersten  - Mikhail Pletnev
  5. Nocturne for piano No. 10 in A flat major, Op. 32/2, CT. 117  - Frédéric Chopin  - Merle Kersten  - Maria João Pires
  6. Etude for piano No. 21 in G flat major, Op. 25/9, C. 34  - Frédéric Chopin  - Vladimir Ashkenazy  - Merle Kersten
  7. Ecossaises (3) for piano, Op. 72/3, CT. 11-13  - Frédéric Chopin  - Merle Kersten  - Mikhail Pletnev
  8. Prelude for piano No. 20 in C minor, Op. 28/20, CT. 185  - Frédéric Chopin  - Friedrich Gulda  - Merle Kersten
  9. Prelude for piano No. 11 in B major, Op. 28/11, CT. 176  - Frédéric Chopin  - Friedrich Gulda  - Merle Kersten
  10. Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35, CT. 202: March funèbre  - Frédéric Chopin  - Hélène Grimaud  - Merle Kersten
  11. Scherzo for piano No. 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 39, CT. 199  - Frédéric Chopin  - Merle Kersten  - Ivo Pogorelich
  12. Mazurka for piano No. 13 in A minor, Op. 17/4, CT. 63  - Frédéric Chopin  - Vladimir Horowitz  - Merle Kersten
  13. Prelude for piano No. 6 in B minor, Op. 28/6, CT. 171  - Frédéric Chopin  - Martha Argerich  - Merle Kersten
  14. Prelude for piano No. 3 in G major, Op. 28/3, CT. 168  - Frédéric Chopin  - Martha Argerich  - Merle Kersten
  15. Etude for piano No. 4 in C sharp minor, Op. 10/4, CT. 17  - Frédéric Chopin  - Nelson Freire  - Merle Kersten
  16. Nocturne for piano No. 8 in D flat major, Op. 27/2, CT. 115  - Frédéric Chopin  - Merle Kersten  -  Lang Lang
  17. Etude for piano No. 23 in A minor, Op. 25/11, CT. 36  - Frédéric Chopin  - Vladimir Ashkenazy  - Merle Kersten
  18. Waltz for piano No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 18, CT. 207  - Frédéric Chopin  - Merle Kersten  - Zoltán Kocsis
  19. Scherzo for piano No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31, CT. 198  - Frédéric Chopin  - Merle Kersten  - Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
  20. Ballade for piano No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23, CT. 2  - Frédéric Chopin  - Merle Kersten  - Maurizio Pollini
  21. Nocturne for piano No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109  - Frédéric Chopin  - Daniel Barenboim  - Merle Kersten
  22. Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46  - Frédéric Chopin  - Merle Kersten  - Maria João Pires
  23. Polonaise for piano No. 3 in A major ("Military"), Op. 40/1, CT. 152  - Frédéric Chopin  - Emil Gilels  - Merle Kersten
  24. Berceuse for piano in D flat major, Op. 57, CT. 7  - Frédéric Chopin  - Hélène Grimaud  - Merle Kersten
  25. Prelude for piano No. 7 in A major, Op. 28/7, CT. 172  - Frédéric Chopin  - Merle Kersten  - Rafal Blechacz
  26. Prelude for piano No. 4 in E minor, Op. 28/4, CT. 169  - Frédéric Chopin  - Merle Kersten  - Rafal Blechacz
  27. Etude for piano No. 12 in C minor ("Revolutionary"), Op. 10/12, CT. 25  - Frédéric Chopin  - Vladimir Ashkenazy  - Merle Kersten
  28. Etude for piano No. 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16  - Frédéric Chopin  - Nelson Freire  - Merle Kersten
  29. Waltz for piano No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2, CT. 213  - Frédéric Chopin  - Merle Kersten  - Alice Sara Ott
  30. Waltz for piano No. 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212  - Frédéric Chopin  - Merle Kersten  - Maria João Pires
  31. Prelude for piano No. 15 in D flat major, Op. 28/15, CT. 180  - Frédéric Chopin  - Martha Argerich  - Merle Kersten
  32. Polonaise for piano No. 6 in A flat major ("Héroique"), Op. 53, CT. 155  - Frédéric Chopin  - Merle Kersten  - Maurizio Pollini

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