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  • Release Date: 7/17/2001
  • Label: Naxos
  • UPC: 636943800126
  • Catalog Number: 8558001-04
  • Sales rank: 402,951

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Chopin and the soul of the piano - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (1:49)
  2. 2 Berceuse for piano in D flat major, Op. 57, CT 7: Excerpt - Frédéric Chopin & Idil Biret (2:17)
  3. 3 The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Chopin the Pole - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (1:48)
  4. 4 Polonaise for piano G minor, KK IIa/1, CT 161: Excerpt - Frédéric Chopin & Idil Biret (1:04)
  5. 5 The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Early Education - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (3:05)
  6. 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 (1:33)
  7. 7 The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Encounters with the Polish peasantry - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (1:02)
  8. 8 Mazurka for piano in G major, KK II/2, CT 100 - Frédéric Chopin & Idil Biret (1:13)
  9. 9 The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Chopin as industrious pupil - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (0:58)
  10. 10 Sonata for piano No. 1 in C minor, Op. 4, CT 201: Opening - Frédéric Chopin & Idil Biret (1:49)
  11. 11 The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: He finds his true voice as a composer - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (1:50)
  12. 12 Rondo à la Mazur for piano in F major, Op. 5. CT 193: Excerpt - Frédéric Chopin & Idil Biret (1:05)
  13. 13 The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: The fun-loving teenager - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (1:17)
  14. 14 Ecossaises (3) for piano, Op. 72/3, CT. 11-13 - Frédéric Chopin & Idil Biret (0:45)
  15. 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 (2:05)
  16. 16 Nocturne for piano E minor, KK IV/b, CT 128 - Frédéric Chopin & Idil Biret (4:32)
  17. 17 The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Hats off, Gentlemen! A genius! - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (1:36)
  18. 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 (3:41)
  19. 19 The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: The influence of Paganini - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (1:19)
  20. 20 Variations for piano in A major "Souvenir de Paganini," KK IVa/10 (spurious): Excerpt - Frédéric Chopin & Idil Biret (2:10)
  21. 21 The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: The first Etudes - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (0:44)
  22. 22 Etude for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 10/4, CT 17 - Frédéric Chopin & Idil Biret (2:15)
  23. 23 The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Success in Vienna - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (5:58)
  24. 24 Nocturne for piano in C sharp minor, KK Anh.Ia/6 (doubtful): Excerpt - Frédéric Chopin & Idil Biret (1:23)
  25. 25 The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Chopin in love - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (5:19)
  26. 26 Introduction and Polonaise brillante for cello & piano in C major, Op. 3, CT 148: Excerpt - Frédéric Chopin & Idil Biret (1:33)
  27. 27 The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Stagnation, celebrity and the first Concerto - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (2:18)
  28. 28 Concerto for piano & orchestra No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21, CT 48: Excerpt - Frédéric Chopin & Idil Biret (1:42)
  29. 29 The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Return of vitality and inspiration - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (5:10)
  30. 30 Concerto for piano & orchestra No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, CT 47: Excerpt - Frédéric Chopin & Idil Biret (10:49)
  31. 31 The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Farewells and the final departure from Poland - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (1:38)
Disc 2
  1. 1 The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Europe and Chopin in crisis - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (7:43)
  2. 2 Scherzo for piano No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20, CT 197: Excerpt - Frédéric Chopin & Idil Biret (4:28)
  3. 3 The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Arrival in Paris - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (2:24)
  4. 4 Waltz for piano in E flat major, Op. 18, CT 207 - Frédéric Chopin & Idil Biret (5:31)
  5. 5 The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Paris, politics, Poles, and performance - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (7:40)
  6. 6 Impromptu for piano in A flat major, Op. 29, CT 43 - Frédéric Chopin & Idil Biret (4:27)
  7. 7 The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Chopin and the opera - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (1:49)
  8. 8 Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise for piano & orchestra, Op. 22: Andante spianato - Frédéric Chopin & Idil Biret (4:37)
  9. 9 The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Chopin and Kalkbrenner - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (2:15)
  10. 10 Etude for piano in G flat major, Op. 10/5, CT 18 - Frédéric Chopin & Idil Biret (1:47)
  11. 11 The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: The cholera epidemic; the fashionable teacher - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (7:52)
  12. 12 Etude for piano in C minor ("Revolutionary"), Op. 10/12, CT 25 - Frédéric Chopin & Idil Biret (3:02)
  13. 13 The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Teaching in ernest - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (4:58)
  14. 14 Etude for piano in A minor, Op. 25/4, CT 29 - Frédéric Chopin & Idil Biret (1:47)
  15. 15 The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Souplesse avant tout! - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (2:24)
  16. 16 Nocturne for piano in B flat minor, Op. 9/1, CT 109 - Frédéric Chopin & Idil Biret (5:34)
Disc 3
  1. 1 The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: The Wodzinska affair - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (3:43)
  2. 2 Nocturne for piano in B major, Op. 32/1, CT 116: Excerpt - Frédéric Chopin & Idil Biret (2:08)
  3. 3 The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: An elegant, pale, sad young man - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (2:14)
  4. 4 Nocturne for piano in D flat major, Op. 27/2, CT 155 - Frédéric Chopin & Idil Biret (6:10)
  5. 5 The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: George Sand and a Majorcan winter - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (22:08)
  6. 6 Work(s): Unspecified Préludes from Op. 28 - Frédéric Chopin & Idil Biret (6:17)
  7. 7 The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Misanthropy, hypocrisy, and prejudice - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (3:38)
  8. 8 Work(s): Unspecified Mazurkas - Frédéric Chopin & Idil Biret (7:25)
  9. 9 The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: At Nohant: an idyllic and creative summer - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (2:33)
  10. 10 Impromptu for piano F sharp major, Op. 36, CT 44 - Frédéric Chopin & Idil Biret (5:47)
  11. 11 The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: The Idyll continues - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (4:57)
  12. 12 Sonata for piano No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35, CT 202: Funeral march and finale - Frédéric Chopin & Idil Biret (10:41)
Disc 4
  1. 1 The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: The return to Paris - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (2:27)
  2. 2 Ballade for piano No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52, CT 5 (Four Ballades) - Frédéric Chopin & Idil Biret (12:11)
  3. 3 The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Chopin grows moody, petulant, and volatile - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (5:57)
  4. 4 Sonata for piano No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58, CT 203: Finale - Frédéric Chopin & Idil Biret (5:33)
  5. 5 The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Failing health and mounting tensions - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (4:34)
  6. 6 Barcarolle for piano in F sharp major, Op. 60, CT 6 - Frédéric Chopin & Idil Biret (8:42)
  7. 7 The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: The break with Sand; illness; London - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (12:33)
  8. 8 Prelude for piano No. 8 in F sharp minor, Op. 28/8, CT 173 - Frédéric Chopin & Idil Biret (1:53)
  9. 9 The Life and Works of Frédéric Chopin, Narration with Musical Excerpts: Scotland, London, Paris; decline and death - Jeremy Siepmann & Jeremy Siepmann (14:01)
  10. 10 Polonaise for piano in A flat major, Op. 53, CT 155 - Frédéric Chopin & Idil Biret (7:13)
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