Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin

Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin

by Jeremy Siepmann
     
 

Product Details

Release Date:
07/17/2001
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0636943800126
catalogNumber:
8558001-04
Rank:
288458

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Chopin and the soul of the piano

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Karen Archer
    • Neville Jason
    1. Chopin and the soul of the piano  (01:49)
  2. Berceuse for piano in D flat major, Op. 57, CT 7: Excerpt

    • Frédéric Chopin
    • Idil Biret
    1. Excerpt  (02:17)
  3. The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Chopin the Pole

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Karen Archer
    • Neville Jason
    1. Chopin the Pole  (01:48)
  4. Polonaise for piano G minor, KK IIa/1, CT 161: Excerpt

    • Frédéric Chopin
    • Idil Biret
    1. Excerpt  (01:04)
  5. The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Early Education

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Karen Archer
    • Neville Jason
    1. Early Education  (03:05)
  6. Introduction and variations on a German Air ("Der Schweizerbub") for piano in E major, KK IVa/4, CT 227: Excerpt

    • Frédéric Chopin
    • Idil Biret
    1. Excerpt  (01:33)
  7. The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Encounters with the Polish peasantry

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Karen Archer
    • Neville Jason
    1. Encounters with the Polish peasantry  (01:02)
  8. Mazurka for piano in G major, KK II/2, CT 100  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret  (01:13)
  9. The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Chopin as industrious pupil

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Karen Archer
    • Neville Jason
    1. Chopin as industrious pupil  (00:58)
  10. Sonata for piano No. 1 in C minor, Op. 4, CT 201: Opening

    • Frédéric Chopin
    • Idil Biret
    1. Opening  (01:49)
  11. The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: He finds his true voice as a composer

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Karen Archer
    • Neville Jason
    1. He finds his true voice as a composer  (01:50)
  12. Rondo à la Mazur for piano in F major, Op. 5. CT 193: Excerpt

    • Frédéric Chopin
    • Idil Biret
    1. Excerpt  (01:05)
  13. The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: The fun-loving teenager

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Karen Archer
    • Neville Jason
    1. The fun-loving teenager  (01:17)
  14. Ecossaises (3) for piano, Op. 72/3, CT. 11-13  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret  (00:45)
  15. The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Onset of illness and the death of a sister

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Karen Archer
    • Neville Jason
    1. Onset of illness and the death of a sister  (02:05)
  16. Nocturne for piano E minor, KK IV/b, CT 128  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret  (04:32)
  17. The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Hats off, Gentlemen! A genius!

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Karen Archer
    • Neville Jason
    1. Hats off, Gentlemen! A genius!  (01:36)
  18. Variations for piano & orchestra in B flat major on "La ci darem" from Mozart's Don Giovanni, Op. 2, CT 225: Excerpt

    • Frédéric Chopin
    • Idil Biret
    1. Excerpt  (03:41)
  19. The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: The influence of Paganini

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Karen Archer
    • Neville Jason
    1. The influence of Paganini  (01:19)
  20. Variations for piano in A major "Souvenir de Paganini," KK IVa/10 (spurious): Excerpt

    • Frédéric Chopin
    • Idil Biret
    1. Excerpt  (02:10)
  21. The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: The first Etudes

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Karen Archer
    • Neville Jason
    1. The first Etudes  (00:44)
  22. Etude for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 10/4, CT 17  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret  (02:15)
  23. The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Success in Vienna

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Karen Archer
    • Neville Jason
    1. Success in Vienna  (05:58)
  24. Nocturne for piano in C sharp minor, KK Anh.Ia/6 (doubtful): Excerpt

    • Frédéric Chopin
    • Idil Biret
    1. Excerpt  (01:23)
  25. The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Chopin in love

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Karen Archer
    • Neville Jason
    1. Chopin in love  (05:19)
  26. Introduction and Polonaise brillante for cello & piano in C major, Op. 3, CT 148: Excerpt

    • Frédéric Chopin
    • Idil Biret
    1. Excerpt  (01:33)
  27. The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Stagnation, celebrity and the first Concerto

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Karen Archer
    • Neville Jason
    1. Stagnation, celebrity and the first Concerto  (02:18)
  28. Concerto for piano & orchestra No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21, CT 48: Excerpt

    • Frédéric Chopin
    • Idil Biret
    1. Excerpt  (01:42)
  29. The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Return of vitality and inspiration

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Karen Archer
    • Neville Jason
    1. Return of vitality and inspiration  (05:10)
  30. Concerto for piano & orchestra No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, CT 47: Excerpt

    • Frédéric Chopin
    • Idil Biret
    1. Excerpt  (10:49)
  31. The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Farewells and the final departure from Poland

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Karen Archer
    • Neville Jason
    1. Farewells and the final departure from Poland  (01:38)

Disc 2

  1. The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Europe and Chopin in crisis

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Karen Archer
    • Neville Jason
    1. Europe and Chopin in crisis  (07:43)
  2. Scherzo for piano No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20, CT 197: Excerpt

    • Frédéric Chopin
    • Idil Biret
    1. Excerpt  (04:28)
  3. The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Arrival in Paris

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Karen Archer
    • Neville Jason
    1. Arrival in Paris  (02:24)
  4. Waltz for piano in E flat major, Op. 18, CT 207  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret  (05:31)
  5. The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Paris, politics, Poles, and performance

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Karen Archer
    • Neville Jason
    1. Paris, politics, Poles, and performance  (07:40)
  6. Impromptu for piano in A flat major, Op. 29, CT 43  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret  (04:27)
  7. The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Chopin and the opera

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Karen Archer
    • Neville Jason
    1. Chopin and the opera  (01:49)
  8. Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise for piano & orchestra, Op. 22: Andante spianato

    • Frédéric Chopin
    • Idil Biret
    1. Andante spianato  (04:37)
  9. The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Chopin and Kalkbrenner

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Karen Archer
    • Neville Jason
    1. Chopin and Kalkbrenner  (02:15)
  10. Etude for piano in G flat major, Op. 10/5, CT 18  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret  (01:47)
  11. The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: The cholera epidemic; the fashionable teacher

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Karen Archer
    • Neville Jason
    1. The cholera epidemic; the fashionable teacher  (07:52)
  12. Etude for piano in C minor ("Revolutionary"), Op. 10/12, CT 25  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret  (03:02)
  13. The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Teaching in ernest

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Karen Archer
    • Neville Jason
    1. Teaching in ernest  (04:58)
  14. Etude for piano in A minor, Op. 25/4, CT 29  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret  (01:47)
  15. The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Souplesse avant tout!

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Karen Archer
    • Neville Jason
    1. Souplesse avant tout!  (02:24)
  16. Nocturne for piano in B flat minor, Op. 9/1, CT 109  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret  (05:34)

Disc 3

  1. The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: The Wodzinska affair

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Karen Archer
    • Neville Jason
    1. The Wodzinska affair  (03:43)
  2. Nocturne for piano in B major, Op. 32/1, CT 116: Excerpt

    • Frédéric Chopin
    • Idil Biret
    1. Excerpt  (02:08)
  3. The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: An elegant, pale, sad young man

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Karen Archer
    • Neville Jason
    1. An elegant, pale, sad young man  (02:14)
  4. Nocturne for piano in D flat major, Op. 27/2, CT 155  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret  (06:10)
  5. The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: George Sand and a Majorcan winter

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Karen Archer
    • Neville Jason
    1. George Sand and a Majorcan winter  (22:08)
  6. Work(s): Unspecified Préludes from Op. 28

    • Frédéric Chopin
    • Idil Biret
    1. Unspecified Préludes from Op. 28  (06:17)
  7. The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Misanthropy, hypocrisy, and prejudice

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Karen Archer
    • Neville Jason
    1. Misanthropy, hypocrisy, and prejudice  (03:38)
  8. Work(s): Unspecified Mazurkas

    • Frédéric Chopin
    • Idil Biret
    1. Unspecified Mazurkas  (07:25)
  9. The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: At Nohant: an idyllic and creative summer

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Karen Archer
    • Neville Jason
    1. At Nohant: an idyllic and creative summer  (02:33)
  10. Impromptu for piano F sharp major, Op. 36, CT 44  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret  (05:47)
  11. The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: The Idyll continues

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Karen Archer
    • Neville Jason
    1. The Idyll continues  (04:57)
  12. Sonata for piano No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35, CT 202: Funeral march and finale

    • Frédéric Chopin
    • Idil Biret
    1. Funeral march and finale  (10:41)

Disc 4

  1. The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: The return to Paris

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Karen Archer
    • Neville Jason
    1. The return to Paris  (02:27)
  2. Ballade for piano No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52, CT 5 (Four Ballades)  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret  (12:11)
  3. The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Chopin grows moody, petulant, and volatile

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Karen Archer
    • Neville Jason
    1. Chopin grows moody, petulant, and volatile  (05:57)
  4. Sonata for piano No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58, CT 203: Finale

    • Frédéric Chopin
    • Idil Biret
    1. Finale  (05:33)
  5. The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Failing health and mounting tensions

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Karen Archer
    • Neville Jason
    1. Failing health and mounting tensions  (04:34)
  6. Barcarolle for piano in F sharp major, Op. 60, CT 6  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret  (08:42)
  7. The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: The break with Sand; illness; London

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Karen Archer
    • Neville Jason
    1. The break with Sand; illness; London  (12:33)
  8. Prelude for piano No. 8 in F sharp minor, Op. 28/8, CT 173  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret  (01:53)
  9. The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Scotland, London, Paris; decline and death

    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Jeremy Siepmann
    • Karen Archer
    • Neville Jason
    1. Scotland, London, Paris; decline and death  (14:01)
  10. Polonaise for piano in A flat major, Op. 53, CT 155  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret  (07:13)

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