Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35: I. Grave - Doppio movimento
Frédéric Chopin 7:17
2 Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35: II. Scherzo - Più lento - Tempo I
Frédéric Chopin 6:15
3 Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35: III. Marche funèbre: Lento
Frédéric Chopin 8:26
4 Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35: IV. Finale: Presto
Frédéric Chopin 1:29
5 Nocturne No. 4 in F major, Op. 15 No. 1
Frédéric Chopin 4:11
6 Nocturne No. 5 in F-sharp major, Op. 15 No. 2
Frédéric Chopin 3:30
7 Nocturne No. 7 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 1
Frédéric Chopin 4:43
8 Nocturne No. 8 in D-flat major, Op. 27 No. 2
Frédéric Chopin 5:32
9 Polonaise No. 5 in F sharp minor, Op. 44
Frédéric Chopin 10:58
10 Polonaise No. 6 in A flat major "Heroic", Op. 53
Frédéric Chopin 7:08
11 Polonaise-Fantaisie No. 7 in A flat major, Op. 61
Frédéric Chopin 13:14
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Etude No. 1 in C major, Op. 10 No. 1
Frédéric Chopin 1:57
2 Etude No. 2 in A minor, Op. 10 No. 2
Frédéric Chopin 1:28
3 Etude No. 3 in E major "Tristesse", Op. 10 No. 3
Frédéric Chopin 3:42
4 Etude No. 4 in C sharp minor, Op. 10 No. 4
Frédéric Chopin 2:02
5 Etude No. 5 in G flat major "Black Keys", Op. 10 No. 5
Frédéric Chopin 1:40
6 Etude No. 6 in E flat minor, Op. 10 No. 6
Frédéric Chopin 3:10
7 Etude No. 7 in C major, Op. 10 No. 7
Frédéric Chopin 1:30
8 Etude No. 8 in F major, Op. 10 No. 8
Frédéric Chopin 2:22
9 Etude No. 9 in F minor, Op. 10 No. 9
Frédéric Chopin 2:07
10 Etude No. 10 in A flat major, Op. 10 No. 10
Frédéric Chopin 2:04
11 Etude No. 11 in E flat major, Op. 10 No. 11
Frédéric Chopin 2:16
12 Etude No. 12 in C minor "Revolutionary", Op. 10 No. 12
Frédéric Chopin 2:44
13 Berceuse in D flat major, Op. 57
Frédéric Chopin 4:27
14 Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60
Frédéric Chopin 8:40
15 Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11: I. Allegro maestoso
Frédéric Chopin 19:04
16 Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11: II. Romance: Larghetto
Frédéric Chopin 10:17
17 Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11: III. Rondo: Vivace
Frédéric Chopin 9:27

Credits

CD 1

piano:
Maurizio Pollini (1968-06 – 1968-07) (tracks 5–8)
Maurizio Pollini (1975-11) (tracks 9–11)
Maurizio Pollini (1984-09) (tracks 1–4)
composer:
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (tracks 5, 11)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1830 – 1832) (track 6)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1836) (tracks 7–8)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1839) (tracks 1–4)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1840 – 1841) (track 9)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1842) (track 10)
dedicated to:
Auguste Léo (track 10)
engineer:
Klaus Hiemann (tracks 9–11)
executive producer:
Rainer Brock (tracks 9–11)
publisher:
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships) (track 3)
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) (2001) (track 6)
recorded at:
Wiener Musikverein in Wien, Austria (1975-11) (tracks 9–11)
part of:
Works of Fryderyk Chopin by opus number (number: op. 44) (track 9)
Works of Fryderyk Chopin by opus number (number: op. 53) (track 10)
Works of Fryderyk Chopin by opus number (number: op. 61) (track 11)
arrangements:
Nocturne, op. 27 no. 2 (for violin and piano, arr. Wilhelmj) (track 8)
Polonaise in A-flat major, op. 53 "Heroique" (Greeley recension) (track 10)
Polonaise in A-flat major, op. 53 "Heroique" (concert transcription by Busoni) (track 10)
is the basis for:
Desecration (track 10)
later parody versions:
Oliver Cromwell (track 10)
later versions:
Marche funèbre (track 3)
orchestrations:
Funeral March (orchestrated by Elgar) (track 3)
Marche funèbre (track 3)
part of:
Nocturnes, op. 15 (tracks 5–6)
Nocturnes, op. 27 (tracks 7–8)
recording of:

CD 2

piano:
Maurizio Pollini (1960-04) (tracks 15–17)
Maurizio Pollini (1972-01) (tracks 1–12)
Maurizio Pollini (1990-09) (tracks 13–14)
balance engineer:
Heinz Wildhagen (1972-01) (tracks 1–4, 6–9, 11–12)
composer:
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (tracks 8, 10–11, 13)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1829) (tracks 1–2, 9)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1830) (tracks 4–6)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1830-04 – 1830-09) (tracks 15–17)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1831) (track 12)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1832) (track 3)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1833) (track 7)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1845 – 1846) (track 14)
conductor:
Paul Kletzki (1960-04) (tracks 15–17)
dedicated to:
Elise Gavard (track 13)
engineer:
Günter Hermanns (producer/engineer) (tracks 13–14)
Heinz Wildhagen (1972-01) (tracks 5, 10)
executive producer:
Christopher Alder (editor/engineer/producer) (tracks 13–14)
Rainer Brock (tracks 1–12)
orchestra:
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra aka New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1960-04) (tracks 15–17)
producer:
Werner Mayer (classical producer) (tracks 13–14)
publisher:
Brandus & Cie. (Paris) (1846) (track 14)
Breitkopf & Härtel (1846) (track 14)
Wessel & Co (London) (1846) (track 14)
recorded at:
Herkulessaal in Munich, Bayern, Germany (1972-01) (tracks 1–12)
part of:
Works of Fryderyk Chopin by opus number (number: op. 57) (track 13)
Works of Fryderyk Chopin by opus number (number: op. 60) (track 14)
arrangements:
Romance (for solo piano, Balakirev, from Chopin's Piano Concerto no. 1) (track 16)
Étude in C-sharp minor, op. 10 no. 4: Presto (catch-all for arrangements) (track 4)
Étude in E major, op. 10 no. 3: Lento ma non troppo (catch-all for arrangements) (track 3)
is the basis for:
No Other Love (Chopin adaptation) (track 3)
later versions:
Chopin w Chinach (track 3)
Dans la nuit (Sarah Brightman song) (track 3)
part of:
Études, op. 10 (tracks 1–12)
recording of:
Berceuse in D-flat major, op. 57 (1990-09) (track 13)
referred to in medleys:

Release

part of: Great Pianists of the 20th Century (Philips 1998) (number: 79)
ASIN: UK: B00001XDLD [info]