Chopin: Complete Edition (17 CDS)
This 17CD set is the third Chopin Edition issued by Brilliant Classics.The piano works of the Polish master, speaking the universal language of beauty, melancholy, tenderness and passion, are beloved by listeners and music lover around the world.This third Edition may also be the best: it contains no less than seven new recordings and several newly licensed recordings.This release features a mixture of consummate Chopin performers and new artists.The 1992 winner of the Moscow Chopin Competition, Rem Urasin, plays the complete mazurkas.The late Earl Wild, among the last pianists to represent the Romantic piano performance tradition descended from Liszt, is heard in the nocturnes.Polish pianist Ewa Kupiec, who celebrated his Chopin’s 200th birthday with three specially selected Chopin recital programs joins the Saarbrucken Radio Symphony for the piano concertos.Also shining a light on Chopin’s orchestral music is renowned American pianist Abbey Simon, whose 1999 all Chopin recital in Carnegie Hall was praised by the New York Times for mixing "architectural clarity" with a "free?spirited quality".Among the newer artists joining these experienced Chopin performers are Alessandro Deljavan (Etudes and Waltzes) and Wolfram Schmitt Leonardy (Piano Sonatas 2 & 3, Preludes, Ballades, Impromptus).
Waltzes Nos. 1-19
Scherzi Nos. 1-4
Preludes (24), Op. 28
Piano Sonata No. 1 in C minor, Op. 4
Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 'Marche funèbre'
Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
Nocturnes Nos. 1-21 (complete)
Mazurkas Nos. 1-51
Impromptus Nos. 1-4