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Chopin

On this edition of Exploring Music, the focus is pianoman Chopin, whose work stretches from the most serene of nocturnes to a breakneck waltz lasting but a minute.

 
Program 1

 v 

Chopin: Etude #12 in c minor, Op. 10, Revolutionary
(excerpt)
Pollini, p.
DG 413794
:46

Chopin: Contradanse in G-flat Major (excerpt)
Ohlsson, p.
Arab 6686
:25
 
Chopin: Mazurka #47 in A Major, Op. 68 (excerpts)
Ohlsson, p.
Arab 6730
:20, :34
 
Chopin: Etude #2 in a minor, Op. 10 (excerpt)
Ohlsson, p. 
Hyp 44351
:37
 
Chopin: Polonaise In G Minor, Op. Posth.
Garrick Ohlsson, p.
Arabeque 6642
3:34
 
Bach: Polonaise fr. Suite No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067
(excerpt)
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Marriner; Bennett, fl.
Philips 470934
:22
 
Chopin: Polonaise In G Sharp Minor, Op. Posth. 
Ohlsson, p.
Arabeque 6642
6:50, :32
 
Chopin: Introduction and Variations On A German Air "Der 
Schweizerbub" In E Major, Op. Posth (excerpts)
Ohlsson, p.
Hyperon 44351
2:11, 1:20
 
Chopin: Rondo In C Minor, Op. 1 (excerpts)
Chiu, p.
HM 907201
2:09, :57
 
Szymanowska: Prelude No. 1 In F Major, Vivace (excerpt)
Ciborowska, p.
Dux 450
:36
 
Szymanowska: Mazurka No.12 In B Flat Major (excerpt)
Ciborowska, p.
Dux 450
1:01
 
Chopin: Mazurka #47 In A Minor, Op. 68/2 
Rubinstein, p.
RCA 5614
2:49
 
Chopin: Variations on "Là ci darem la mano" from Mozart’s 
Don Giovanni
Slovak State Philharmonic/Stankovsky; Biret, p.
Naxos 8501501
18:15
 
Chopin: Polonaise #8 In D Minor, Op. 71/1, Adieu
Ohlsson, p.
Arabesque 6642
5:58

 

Program 2

Chopin: Waltz #10 In B Minor, Op. 69/2
Rachmaninoff, p.
RCA 61265
3:01

Chopin: Piano Trio In G Minor, Op. 8, I & IV
Ax, p.; Frank, v.; Ma, vc.
Sony 53112
14:36
 
“The Wish” - Op. 74, No. 1
“The Spring” - Op. 74, No. 2
Söderström, s.; Ashkenazy, p.
Lon 414 204
1:28, 2:21
 
Chopin: Piano Concerto #2 In F Minor, Op. 21, II
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy; Rubinstein, p.
RCA 60404 
9:14
 
Chopin: Piano Concerto #2 In F Minor, Op. 21, III
Orch. Of The Age Of Enlightenment/Mackerras; Ax, p.
Sony 63371
8:10
 
Chopin: Fantasia On Polish Airs, Op. 13 (excerpts)
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy; Rubinstein, p.
RCA 60404
12:41
 
Chopin: Etude #2 in a minor, Op. 10/2 (excerpt)
Chiu, p.
HM 907201
1:03

 

Program 3

Chopin: Prelude #10 in c# minor, Op. 28/10
Argerich, p.
Phil 456703
:25

Chopin: Piano Concerto #1 In E Minor, Op. 11, II
Philharmonia Orchestra/Kletzki; Pollini, p.
EMI 67549
10:13
 
Chopin: Piano Concerto #1 In E Minor, Op. 11, III 
(excerpts)
LSO/Abbado; Argerich, p.
DG 449719
:39, 2:30
 
Chopin: Krakowiak, Op. 14 (excerpt)
Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra/Kord; Ohlsson, p.
Hyp 44351
1:38
 
Chopin: Scherzo No.1 in B minor, Op. 20
Moravec, p.
Dorian 90140
10:12, :24
 
Chopin: "The Warrior" - Op. 74, No. 10
Skaluba, tenor; Malicki, p.
Dux 527
2:00
 
Variations for Piano in A Major, B. 37- Souvenir De Paganini
Barenboim, p.
EMI 85453
4:26
 
Bellini: “Ah, non credea mirarti” fr. La Sonombula 
(excerpt)
Orchestra La Scintilla/Adam Fischer; Bartoli, ms.
Lon/Dec 4759077
1:20
 
Field: Nocturne #4 In A (excerpt)
O'Conor, p.
Telarc 80199
:36
 
Chopin: Nocturne #19 In E Minor, Op. 72/1
Ohlsson, p.
Arab. 6653
4:44, :32
 
Chopin: Ballade No. 1 In G Minor, Op. 23
Cortot, p.
Sony 89698
8:37
 
Chopin: Prelude #11 in B Major, Op. 28/11
Argerich, p.
DG 463663
:33
 
Chopin: Etude #9 In G-flat Major, Op. 25/9, Butterfly
Freire, p.
Decca 470288
:54

 

Program 4

Chopin: Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op. 27/2
Rosen, p.
Musicmasters 67154
5:05, :34

Chopin: Etudes, Op. 10: Nos. 2, 3 & 4 
Chiu, p.
Harmonia Mundi 907201
8:00
 
Chopin: “Śliczny chłopiec (Handsome Lad)” fr. Polish Songs, 
Op. 74
Elly Ameling, s.; Jansen, p.
Philips 422333
2:44
 
Chopin: Nocturne #9 in B Major, Op. 32/1
Rubinstein, p.
RCA 5613
4:41
 
Chopin: Etude #12 in c minor, Op. 10/12, Revolutionary
Pollini, p.
DG 413794
2:38
 
Chopin: “The Sad River” fr. Op. 74, No. 3 (excerpt)
Söderstrom, ms.; Ashkenazy, p.
Lon 414204
2:07
 
Chopin: Impromptu #4 in C Sharp Minor, Op. 66, 
Fantaisie-Impromptu
Rubinstein, p.
RCA 5617
5:15, :45
 
Chopin: Preludes, Op. 28 
Prelude #14 In e-flat minor
Prelude #15 In D-flat Major, Raindrop
Prelude #16 In b-flat minor
Argerich, p.
DG 415836
6:20
 
Chopin: Barcarolle in F Sharp, Op. 60
Zimerman, p.
DG 423090
8:54
 
Chopin: Prelude #3 in G Major, Op. 23
Argerich, p.
DG 415836
1:30

 

Program 5

Chopin: Piano Sonata #3 In B Minor, Op. 58, III
Friere, p.
Decca 470288
7:32

Chopin: Cello Sonata In G Minor, Op. 65, IV
Ma, vc.; Ax, p.
Sony 53112
6:13
 
Chopin: Polonaise #3 In A, Op. 40/1, Military
Horowitz, p.
Sony 53468
4:50
 
Chopin: Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat Major, Op. 61
Pires, p.
DG 4777483
13:58
 
Chopin: Berceuse In D Flat, Op. 57
Kissin, p.
RCA 63259
4:34
 
Chopin: Waltz #12 in f minor, Op. 70/2
Waltz #14 in e minor, CT 222 
Waltz #9 in A-flat Major, Op. 69/1, L'Adieu
Lipatti, p.
EMI 62820
6:43
 
Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2, II (excerpt)
Rachmaninoff, p.
RCA 62533
1:22
 
Chopin: Mazurka #13 In a minor, Op. 17/4,
Kapell, p.
RCA 68990
4:20
 
Chopin: Prelude #7 In A, Op. 28/7
Rubinstein, p.
RCA 6514
:52

 

 

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