Very Best of Chopin

Very Best of Chopin

     
 

The 2005 compilation The Very Best of Chopin draws on Turkish pianist Idil Biret's prize-winning recordings of the complete solo piano works and concertos of Frédéric Chopin for the Naxos label done in the 1990s. Biret is an extremely talented musician who drew praise from Emil Gilels and WilhelmSee more details below

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The 2005 compilation The Very Best of Chopin draws on Turkish pianist Idil Biret's prize-winning recordings of the complete solo piano works and concertos of Frédéric Chopin for the Naxos label done in the 1990s. Biret is an extremely talented musician who drew praise from Emil Gilels and Wilhelm Kempff as a young performer. Her affinity for Chopin's music won her high honors in Chopin's homeland. What's included here are the most beloved of Chopin's works, played with thorough musicianship by Biret, from the flowing "Barcarolle" to the carefree "Minute Waltz, Op. 64/1," or "Mazurka in D major, Op. 33/2," to the patriotism of the "Héroic Polonaise, Op. 53." Her sensitive phrasing and touch highlight the slow movement from each of the piano concertos. Also included are the sparkling "Grand Polonaise for piano and orchestra, Op. 22," and the Funeral March from the "Piano Sonata No. 2." Also, fitting in nicely with Biret's perceptive interpretations and another of Chopin's lyrical treasures is the Largo from the "Cello Sonata, Op. 65," performed by Maria Kliegel and Bernd Glemser. All in all, this album is a great choice for an introduction to the music of Chopin.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/18/2005
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0730099210720
catalogNumber:
8552107-08
Rank:
165812

Tracks

  1. Barcarolle for piano in F sharp major, Op. 60, CT. 6  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret
  2. Etude for piano No. 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret
  3. Nocturne for piano No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret
  4. Sonata for cello & piano in G minor, Op. 65, CT. 204: Largo  - Frédéric Chopin  - Bernd Glemser  - Maria Kliegel
  5. Waltz for piano No. 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret
  6. Nocturne for piano No. 8 in D flat major, Op. 27/2, CT. 115  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret
  7. Scherzo for piano No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31, CT. 198  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret
  8. Nocturne for piano No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/1, CT. 114  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret
  9. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21, CT. 48: Larghetto  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret  -  Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra Kosice  - Robert Stankovsky
  10. Nocturne for piano No. 5 in F sharp major, Op. 15/2, CT. 112  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret
  11. Mazurka for piano No. 13 in A minor, Op. 17/4, CT. 63  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret
  12. Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35, CT. 202: Marche funèbre  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret
  13. Etude for piano No. 12 in C minor ("Revolutionary"), Op. 10/12, CT. 25  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret
  14. Ballade for piano No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47, CT. 4  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret
  15. Nocturne for piano No. 19 in E minor, Op. 72/1, CT. 126  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret
  16. Waltz for piano No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 18, CT. 207  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret
  17. Grande Polonaise for piano & orchestra (or solo piano) in E flat major, Op. 22, CT. 149  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret  -  Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra Kosice  - Robert Stankovsky
  18. Prelude for piano No. 15 in D flat major, Op. 28/15, CT. 180  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret
  19. Mazurka for piano No. 23 in D major, Op. 33/2, CT. 73  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret
  20. Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret
  21. Waltz for piano No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2, CT. 213  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret
  22. Polonaise for piano No. 6 in A flat major ("Héroique"), Op. 53, CT. 155  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret
  23. Berceuse for piano in D flat major, Op. 57, CT. 7  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret
  24. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, CT. 47: Romanza-Larghetto  - Frédéric Chopin  - Idil Biret  -  Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra Kosice  - Robert Stankovsky

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