Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Waltz for piano no. 1 in E flat major, op. 18, CT. 207
Fryderyk Chopin 4:58
2 Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, op. 66, CT. 46
Fryderyk Chopin 4:58
3 Nocturne for piano n. 2 in E flat major, op. 9/2, CT. 109
Fryderyk Chopin 4:08
4 Waltz for piano no. 3 in A minor, op. 34/2, CT. 209
Fryderyk Chopin 4:42
5 Mazurka for piano no. 23 in D major, op. 33/2, CT. 73
Fryderyk Chopin 2:13
6 Scherzo for piano no. 2 in B flat minor, op. 31, CT. 198
Fryderyk Chopin 9:58
7 Waltz for piano no. 9 in A flat major ("L'adieu") op. 69/1, CT. 215
Fryderyk Chopin 4:05
8 Nocturne for piano no. 5 in F sharp major, op. 15/2, CT. 112
Fryderyk Chopin 3:56
9 Waltz for piano no. 10 in B minor, op. 69/2, CT. 216
Fryderyk Chopin 3:50
10 Ballade for piano no. 1 in G minor, op. 23, CT. 2
Fryderyk Chopin 9:54
11 Mazurka for piano no. 5 in B flat major, op. 7/1, CT. 56
Fryderyk Chopin 1:56
12 Waltz for piano no. 11 in G flat major, op. 70/1, CT. 217
Fryderyk Chopin 2:14
13 Nocturne for piano no. 9 in B major, op. 32/1, CT. 116
Fryderyk Chopin 5:14
14 Polonaise for piano n. 6 in A flat major ("Héroique"), op. 53, CT. 155
Fryderyk Chopin 6:20

Credits

CD 1

piano:
Vladimir Ashkenazy (Russian-Icelandic conductor and pianist) (1981) (track 9)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (Russian-Icelandic conductor and pianist) (1981-11) (tracks 3, 9)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (Russian-Icelandic conductor and pianist) (1982-06) (tracks 5, 13)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (Russian-Icelandic conductor and pianist) (1982-09) (track 6)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (Russian-Icelandic conductor and pianist) (1983-01) (tracks 2, 7, 12)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (Russian-Icelandic conductor and pianist) (1983) (tracks 7, 11)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (Russian-Icelandic conductor and pianist) (1983-06) (track 10)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (Russian-Icelandic conductor and pianist) (1983-10) (tracks 1, 4, 8, 11)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (Russian-Icelandic conductor and pianist) (1984) (track 14)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (Russian-Icelandic conductor and pianist) (1984-12) (track 14)
balance engineer:
John Dunkerley (engineer) (1982-06) (track 5)
composer:
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (tracks 11, 13)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1829 – 1832) (track 12)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1829 – 1835) (tracks 7, 9)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1830 – 1832) (tracks 3, 8)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1831 – 1835) (track 10)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1833) (track 1)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1834) (track 2)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1835 – 1838) (track 4)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1837) (track 6)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1838) (track 5)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1842) (track 14)
dedicated to:
Adele Fürstensein (track 6)
Laura Harsford (track 1)
Auguste Léo (track 14)
Nathaniel von Stockhausen (Hanover ambassador to France) (track 10)
engineer:
John Dunkerley (engineer) (tracks 5, 13)
Stanley Goodall (engineer) (track 7)
Colin Moorfoot (engineer) (track 6)
producer:
James Walker (ballet/opera conductor, classical recordings producer for Decca) (tracks 1–14)
recorded at:
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1982-06) (tracks 5, 13)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1982-09) (track 6)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1983-01) (tracks 2, 7, 12)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1983-06) (track 10)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1983-10) (tracks 1, 4, 8, 11)
part of:
Works of Fryderyk Chopin by opus number (number: op. 18) (track 1)
Works of Fryderyk Chopin by opus number (number: op. 23) (track 10)
Works of Fryderyk Chopin by opus number (number: op. 31) (track 6)
Works of Fryderyk Chopin by opus number (number: op. 53) (track 14)
Works of Fryderyk Chopin by opus number (number: op. 66) (track 2)
arrangements:
Ballade no. 1 in G minor, op. 23 (for violin and piano, Ysaÿe) (track 10)
Ballade no. 1 in G minor, op. 23 (for Violin and Piano, Yokoyama) (track 10)
Fantaisie-impromptu in C-sharp minor, op. 66 (catch all for arrangements) (track 2)
Nocturne no. 2 in E-flat major, op. 9 no. 2 (for cello and orchestra, arr. Cullen) (track 3)
Nocturne no. 2 in E-flat major, op. 9 no. 2: Andante (catch-all for arrangements) (track 3)
Nocturne no. 2 in E-flat major, op. 9 no. 2: Andante (for violin and piano, arr. Sarasate) (track 3)
Nocturne, op. 32 no. 1 (for guitar, Tárrega) (track 13)
Nocturne, op. 9 no. 2 (for guitar, Tárrega) (track 3)
Polonaise in A-flat major, op. 53 "Heroique" (concert transcription by Busoni) (track 14)
Polonaise in A-flat major, op. 53 "Heroique" (Greeley recension) (track 14)
Waltz no. 1 in E-flat major, op. 18 "Grande valse brillante" (catchall work for all unspecified transcriptions (usually orchestral). Please do not add an arranger AR to this work, create a new arrangement work instead) (track 1)
Waltz, op. 34 no. 2 (for guitar, Tárrega) (track 4)
is the basis for:
Aime-moi (track 5)
Chopin's Nocturne in E Flat (Greeley adaptation) (track 3)
Coquette (track 11)
Desecration (tracks 6, 14)
My Twilight Dream (track 3)
later parody versions:
Oliver Cromwell (track 14)
later versions:
Chopin w Brazylii (track 3)
Chopin w Bułgarii (track 5)
Chopin w Indiach (track 2)
orchestrations:
Grande Valse Brillante, op. 18 (orch. Igor Stravinsky) (track 1)
Les Sylphides: IV. Mazurka (orch. by Douglas) (track 5)
Les Sylphides: VIII. Walzer (orch. by Douglas) (track 1)
part of:
Mazurkas, op. 7 (track 11)
Nocturnes, op. 32 (track 13)
Waltzes, op. 70 (track 12)
Mazurkas, op. 33 (track 5)
Nocturnes, op. 15 (track 8)
Nocturnes, op. 9 (track 3)
Waltzes, op. 34 (track 4)
Waltzes, op. 69 (tracks 7, 9)
recording of:
Ballade no. 1 in G minor, op. 23 (1983-06) (track 10)

Release

liner notes: Kazuo Ishiguro