Ultimate Chopin

Ultimate Chopin

     
 
Like other titles in this substantial Decca series, Ultimate Chopin is a box set devoted to recordings drawn from the label's prestigious backlist, designed to give beginners and casual listeners a well-rounded introduction to this Romantic master of piano music. The affordable package of five CDs includes Chopin's two concertos for

Overview

Like other titles in this substantial Decca series, Ultimate Chopin is a box set devoted to recordings drawn from the label's prestigious backlist, designed to give beginners and casual listeners a well-rounded introduction to this Romantic master of piano music. The affordable package of five CDs includes Chopin's two concertos for piano and orchestra, as well as his solo keyboard works, such as the nocturnes, ballades, preludes, impromptus, and waltzes. By no means is this the entirety of Chopin's output, for many significant works are not included, including the sonatas, scherzos, etudes, polonaises, and mazurkas, to name only keyboard works, so the term "ultimate" is hyperbolic. Furthermore, these should not be misconstrued as greatest hits, for most of Chopin's music is beloved and the selection was not based on popularity, but on being a representative and well-balanced offering. Still, this is an impressive amount of music for beginners to absorb, and the performances by such major artists as Jorge Bolet, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Claudio Arrau, and Zoltán Kocsis are among the most legendary and enjoyable to be found in Decca's catalog, so this is an impressive package.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/14/2006
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0028947580461
catalogNumber:
000766602
Rank:
46755

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Tracks

  1. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, CT. 47  - Frédéric Chopin  - Jorge Bolet  - Charles Dutoit  -  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
  2. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21, CT. 48  - Frédéric Chopin  - Jorge Bolet  - Charles Dutoit  -  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
  3. Nocturnes (3) for piano, Op. 9, CT. 108-110  - Frédéric Chopin  - Vladimir Ashkenazy
  4. Nocturnes (3) for piano, Op. 15, CT. 111-113  - Frédéric Chopin  - Vladimir Ashkenazy
  5. Nocturnes (2) for piano, Op. 27, CT. 114-115  - Frédéric Chopin  - Vladimir Ashkenazy
  6. Nocturnes (2) for piano, Op. 32, CT. 116-117  - Frédéric Chopin  - Vladimir Ashkenazy
  7. Nocturnes (2) for piano, Op. 37, CT. 118-119  - Frédéric Chopin  - Vladimir Ashkenazy
  8. Nocturnes (2) for piano, Op. 48, CT. 120-121  - Frédéric Chopin  - Vladimir Ashkenazy
  9. Nocturnes (2) for piano, Op. 55, CT. 122-123  - Frédéric Chopin  - Vladimir Ashkenazy
  10. Nocturnes (2) for piano, Op. 62, CT. 124-125  - Frédéric Chopin  - Vladimir Ashkenazy
  11. Nocturne for piano No. 19 in E minor, Op. 72/1, CT. 126  - Frédéric Chopin  - Vladimir Ashkenazy
  12. Nocturne for piano No. 20 in C sharp minor, KK IVa/16, CT. 127 (B. 49)  - Frédéric Chopin  - Vladimir Ashkenazy
  13. Nocturne for piano in C minor, KK IVb/8, CT. 128 (B. 108)  - Frédéric Chopin  - Vladimir Ashkenazy
  14. Ballade for piano No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23, CT. 2  - Frédéric Chopin  - Vladimir Ashkenazy
  15. Preludes (24) for piano, Op. 28, CT. 166-189  - Frédéric Chopin  - Claudio Arrau
  16. Prelude for piano No. 25 in C sharp minor, Op. 45, CT. 190  - Frédéric Chopin  - Claudio Arrau
  17. Prelude for piano No. 26 in A flat major ("Presto con leggerezza"), KK IVb/7, CT. 191 (B. 86)  - Frédéric Chopin  - Claudio Arrau
  18. Impromptu for piano in A flat major, Op. 29, CT. 43  - Frédéric Chopin  - Claudio Arrau
  19. Impromptu for piano in F sharp major, Op. 36, CT. 44  - Frédéric Chopin  - Claudio Arrau
  20. Impromptu for piano in G flat major, Op. 51, CT. 45  - Frédéric Chopin  - Claudio Arrau
  21. Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46  - Frédéric Chopin  - Claudio Arrau
  22. Waltz for piano No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 18, CT. 207  - Frédéric Chopin  - Zoltán Kocsis
  23. Waltzes (3) for piano, Op. 34, CT. 208-210  - Frédéric Chopin  - Zoltán Kocsis
  24. Waltz for piano No. 5 in A flat major, Op. 42, CT. 211  - Frédéric Chopin  - Zoltán Kocsis
  25. Waltzes (3) for piano, Op. 64, CT. 212-214  - Frédéric Chopin  - Zoltán Kocsis
  26. Waltzes (2) for piano, Op. 69, CT. 215-216  - Frédéric Chopin  - Zoltán Kocsis
  27. Waltzes (3) for piano, Op. 70, CT. 217-219  - Frédéric Chopin  - Zoltán Kocsis
  28. Waltz for piano in E flat major (spurious), KK IVa/14 (B. 46)  - Frédéric Chopin  - Zoltán Kocsis
  29. Waltz for piano in E minor, KK IVa/15, CT. 222 (B. 56)  - Frédéric Chopin  - Zoltán Kocsis
  30. Waltz for piano in A flat major, KK IVa/13, CT. 221 (B. 21)  - Frédéric Chopin  - Zoltán Kocsis
  31. Waltz for piano in E flat major (spurious), KK IVa/14 (B. 46)  - Frédéric Chopin  - Zoltán Kocsis
  32. Work(s): Waltz No. 18 in E flat major, Op. posth.  - Frédéric Chopin  - Zoltán Kocsis
  33. Waltz for piano in A minor, KK IVb/11, CT. 224 (B. 150)  - Frédéric Chopin  - Zoltán Kocsis
  34. Ballade for piano No. 2 in F major, Op. 38, CT. 3  - Frédéric Chopin  - Vladimir Ashkenazy
  35. Ballade for piano No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47, CT. 4  - Frédéric Chopin  - Vladimir Ashkenazy
  36. Ballade for piano No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52, CT. 5  - Frédéric Chopin  - Vladimir Ashkenazy

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