50 BEST

50 Best Chopin

3CD
6 Sep 2010

Barcode: 5099963166620

Composer: Frédéric Chopin
Other participants: Martha Argerich · Leif Ove Ansdnes · Alexis Weissenberg · Dinu Lipatti · Daniel Barenboim

50 Best Chopin is the next release in Warner Classics' highly successful 50 Best series. This 3 CD box set contains all the most familiar and best-loved works by the Polish composer Frédéric Chopin, performed by a galaxy of star pianists.

Chopin is universally acclaimed as one of the most original and innovative composers of music for the piano, especially in the romantic and lyrical field, but his compositions also demand brilliant technical virtuosity.

The 50 Best Series offers an impressive assortment of well-known and beloved classical repertoire featuring performances by great artists from Menuhin to Kennedy, Callas to Te Kanawa. Each release on the 50 Best Series is grouped thematically across 3CDs. Spectacular value and an amazingly low price on one of the world's most respected classical labels.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 No. 1 in E flat Op. 18: Waltzes  - Stephen Kovacevich 
02 No. 2 in A flat major Op. 34 No. 1 ('Valse brillante'): Waltzes  - Stephen Kovacevich 
03 No. 3 in A minor Op. 34 No. 2: Waltzes  - Stephen Kovacevich 
04 No. 4 in F major Op. 34 No. 3 ('Valse brillante'): Waltzes  - Stephen Kovacevich 
05 No. 5 in A flat major Op. 42 ('Grande Valse'): Waltzes  - Stephen Kovacevich 
06 Waltz in D Flat, Op.64 No.1 'Minute'  - Ingrid Fliter 
07 Waltz in C Sharp Minor, Op.64 No.2  - Ingrid Fliter 
08 Waltz in A Flat Major, Op.64 No. 3 - Moderato: Waltzes  - Ingrid Fliter 
09 No. 9 in A flat major Op. 69 No. 1: Waltzes  - Dmitri Alexeev 
10 No. 10 in B minor Op. 69 No. 2: Waltzes  - Dmitri Alexeev 
11 No. 11 in G flat major, Op. 70/1: Waltzes (1997 Digital Remaster)  - Dinu Lipatti 
12 No. 12 in F minor, Op. 70/2: Waltzes (1997 Digital Remaster)  - Dinu Lipatti 
13 No. 13 in D flat major, Op. 70/3: Waltzes (1997 Digital Remaster)  - Dinu Lipatti 
14 No. 14 in E minor, Op. posth.: Waltzes (1997 Digital Remaster)  - Dinu Lipatti 
15 Berceuse in D flat Op. 57  - Daniel Barenboim 
16 No. 3 in A flat major Op. 47: 4 Ballades  - Cécile Ousset 
17 Fantaisie-impromptu cis-moll, Op.66  - Stanislav Bunin 
Disc 2 
01 No. 1 in C major (Agitato): Preludes Op. 28 (2005 Digital Remaster)  - Garrick Ohlsson 
02 No. 2 in A minor (Lento): Preludes Op. 28 (2005 Digital Remaster)  - Garrick Ohlsson 
03 No. 3 in G major (Vivace): Preludes Op. 28 (2005 Digital Remaster)  - Garrick Ohlsson 
04 No. 4 in E minor (Largo): Preludes Op. 28 (2005 Digital Remaster)  - Garrick Ohlsson 
05 No. 5 in D major (Allegro molto): Preludes Op. 28 (2005 Digital Remaster)  - Garrick Ohlsson 
06 No. 6 in B minor (Lento assai): Preludes Op. 28 (2005 Digital Remaster)  - Garrick Ohlsson 
07 No. 7 in A major (Andantino): Preludes Op. 28 (2005 Digital Remaster)  - Garrick Ohlsson 
08 No. 8 in F sharp minor (Molto agitato): Preludes Op. 28 (2005 Digital Remaster)  - Garrick Ohlsson 
09 No. 9 in E major (Largo): Preludes Op. 28 (2005 Digital Remaster)  - Garrick Ohlsson 
10 No. 10 in C sharp minor (Allegro molto): Preludes Op. 28 (2005 Digital Remaster)  - Garrick Ohlsson 
11 No. 11 in B major (Vivace): Preludes Op. 28 (2005 Digital Remaster)  - Garrick Ohlsson 
12 No. 12 in G sharp minor (Presto): Preludes Op. 28 (2005 Digital Remaster)  - Garrick Ohlsson 
13 No. 13 in F sharp major (Lento): Preludes Op. 28 (2005 Digital Remaster)  - Garrick Ohlsson 
14 No. 14 in E flat minor (Allegro): Preludes Op. 28 (2005 Digital Remaster)  - Garrick Ohlsson 
15 No. 15 in D flat major (Sostenuto) ["Raindrop"]: Preludes Op. 28 (2005 Digital Remaster)  - Garrick Ohlsson 
16 No. 16 in B flat minor (Presto con fuoco): Preludes Op. 28 (2005 Digital Remaster)  - Garrick Ohlsson 
17 No. 17 in A flat major (Allegretto): Preludes Op. 28 (2005 Digital Remaster)  - Garrick Ohlsson 
18 No. 18 in F minor (Allegro molto): Preludes Op. 28 (2005 Digital Remaster)  - Garrick Ohlsson 
19 No. 19 in E flat major (Vivace): Preludes Op. 28 (2005 Digital Remaster)  - Garrick Ohlsson 
20 No. 20 in C minor (Largo): Preludes Op. 28 (2005 Digital Remaster)  - Garrick Ohlsson 
21 No. 21 in B flat major (Cantabile): Preludes Op. 28 (2005 Digital Remaster)  - Garrick Ohlsson 
22 No. 22 in G minor (Molto agitato): Preludes Op. 28 (2005 Digital Remaster)  - Garrick Ohlsson 
23 No. 23 in F major (Moderato): Preludes Op. 28 (2005 Digital Remaster)  - Garrick Ohlsson 
24 No. 24 in D minor (Allegro appassionato): Preludes Op. 28 (2005 Digital Remaster)  - Garrick Ohlsson 
25 Allegretto: Barcarolle in F sharp minor, Op. 60  - Nelson Goerner 
26 Polonaise No. 3 in A 'Military' Op. 40 No. 1 (1990 Digital Remaster)  - Daniel Adni 
27 Polonaise No. 6 in A Flat, Op.53 'Heroic' (1999 Digital Remaster)  - Martha Argerich 
Disc 3 
01 Variations In B Flat Major On "Là Ci Darem" Op.2 (Remasterisé En 2009)  - Alexis Weissenberg - Orchestre De La Societe Des C 
02 II. Romanze (Larghetto): Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op.11 (2001 - Remaster)  - Maurizio Pollini/Philharmonia Orchestra/Paul Kletz 
03 III. Rondo (Vivace): Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op.11 (2001 - Remaster)  - Maurizio Pollini/Philharmonia Orchestra/Paul Kletz 
04 II. Larghetto: Piano Concerto No.2 in F Minor, Op.21  - Martha Argerich/Charles Dutoit/Orchestre Symphoniq 
05 Andante Spianato And Grande Polonaise In E Flat Major Op.22 (Remasterisé En 2009)  - Alexis Weissenberg - Orchestre De La Societe Des C 
06 Krakowiak Op. 14 (2006 Digital Remaster)  - Garrick Ohlsson/Polish Radio National Symphony Orc 


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