Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11: I. Allegro maestoso 21:43
2 Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11: II. Romance - Larghetto 10:02
3 Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11: III. Rondo - Vivace 11:02
4 Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21: I. Maestoso 14:27
5 Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21: II. Larghetto 9:08
6 Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21: III. Allegro vivace 9:34
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Nocturne No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 9, No. 1 5:49
2 Nocturne No. 2 in E-flat major, Op. 9, No. 2 4:03
3 Nocturne No. 3 in B major, Op. 9, No. 3 6:50
4 Nocturne No. 4 in F major, Op. 15, No. 1 4:31
5 Nocturne No. 5 in F-sharp major, Op. 15, No. 2 3:47
6 Nocturne No. 6 in G minor, Op. 15, No. 3 3:49
7 Nocturne No. 7 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 1 5:29
8 Nocturne No. 8 in D-flat major, Op. 27, No. 2 5:49
9 Nocturne No. 9 in B major, Op. 32, No. 1 5:06
10 Nocturne No. 10 in A-flat major, Op. 32, No. 2 5:43
11 Nocturne No. 11 in G minor, Op. 37, No. 1 6:13
12 Nocturne No. 12 in G major, Op. 37, No. 2 5:35
13 Nocturne No. 13 in C minor, Op. 48, No. 1 6:28
14 Nocturne No. 14 in F-sharp minor, Op. 48, No. 2 7:33
CD 3
# Title Rating Length
1 Nocturne No. 15 in F minor, Op. 55, No. 1 4:56
2 Nocturne No. 16 in E-flat major, Op. 55, No. 2 5:21
3 Nocturne No. 17 in B major, Op. 62, No. 1 7:01
4 Nocturne No. 18 in E major, Op. 62, No. 2 5:57
5 Nocturne No. 19 in E minor, Op. 72 4:19
6 Nocturne No. 20 in C-sharp minor, Op. Posth. 4:05
7 Nocturne in C minor (1837) 3:09
8 Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23 9:50
9 Ballade No. 2 in F major, Op. 38 7:42
10 Ballade No. 3 in A-flat major, Op. 47 7:33
11 Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52 11:27
CD 4
# Title Rating Length
1 Prelude Op. 28, No. 1 in C major 0:45
2 Prelude Op. 28, No. 2 in A minor 1:49
3 Prelude Op. 28, No. 3 in G major 1:05
4 Prelude Op. 28, No. 4 in E minor 2:01
5 Prelude Op. 28, No. 5 in D major 0:41
6 Prelude Op. 28, No. 6 in B minor 2:20
7 Prelude Op. 28, No. 7 in A major 0:54
8 Prelude Op. 28, No. 8 in F-sharp minor 1:59
9 Prelude Op. 28, No. 9 in E major 1:27
10 Prelude Op. 28, No. 10 in C-sharp minor 0:34
11 Prelude Op. 28, No. 11 in B major 0:41
12 Prelude Op. 28, No. 12 in G-sharp minor 1:09
13 Prelude Op. 28, No. 13 in F-sharp major 3:14
14 Prelude Op. 28, No. 14 in E-flat minor 0:49
15 Prelude Op. 28, No. 15 in D-flat major 5:32
16 Prelude Op. 28, No. 16 in B-flat minor 1:10
17 Prelude Op. 28, No. 17 in A-flat major 3:27
18 Prelude Op. 28, No. 18 in F minor 1:00
19 Prelude Op. 28, No. 19 in E-flat major 1:22
20 Prelude Op. 28, No. 20 in C minor 1:45
21 Prelude Op. 28, No. 21 in B-flat major 2:10
22 Prelude Op. 28, No. 22 in G minor 0:54
23 Prelude Op. 28, No. 23 in F major 1:01
24 Prelude Op. 28, No. 24 in D minor 2:28
25 Prelude in C-sharp minor, Op. 45 5:30
26 Prelude in A-flat major, Op. Posth. 1:07
27 Impromptu No. 1 in A-flat major, Op. 29 4:51
28 Impromptu No. 2 in F-sharp minor, Op. 36 6:11
29 Impromptu No. 3 in G-flat major, Op. 51 6:28
30 Impromptu No. 4 in C-sharp minor, Op. 66 'Fantaisie-impromptu' 5:44
CD 5
# Title Rating Length
1 Waltz No. 1 Grande valse brillante in E-flat major, Op. 18 4:57
2 Waltz No. 2 Valse brillante in A-flat major, Op. 34. No. 1 5:04
3 Waltz No. 3 Valse brillante in A minor, Op. 34, No. 2 5:32
4 Waltz No. 4 Valse brillante in F major, Op. 34, No. 3 2:12
5 Waltz No. 5 Grande valse in A-flat major, Op. 42 3:32
6 Waltz No. 6 'Minute Waltz' in D-flat major, Op. 64, No. 1 1:36
7 Waltz No. 7 in C-sharp minor, Op. 64, No. 2 3:02
8 Waltz No. 8 in A-flat major, Op. 64, No. 3 2:43
9 Waltz No. 9 'Farewell Waltz' in A-flat major, Op. 69, No. 1 3:34
10 Waltz No. 10 in B minor, Op. 69, No. 2 2:55
11 Waltz No. 11 in G-flat major, Op. 70, No. 1 1:41
12 Waltz No. 12 in F minor, Op. 70, No. 2 1:35
13 Waltz No. 13 in D-flat major, Op. 70, No. 3 2:34
14 Waltz No. 14 in E minor, Op. Posth. 1:13
15 Waltz No. 15 in E major, Op. Posth. 2:02
16 Waltz No. 16 in A-flat major, Op. Posth. 2:53
17 Waltz No. 17 in E-flat major, Op. Posth. 1:45
18 Waltz No. 18 in E-flat major, Op. Posth. 1:13
19 Waltz No. 19 in A minor, Op. Posth. 2:43

Credits

CD 1

grand piano:
Jorge Bolet (Cuban-born American virtuoso pianist and teacher, 1914–1990) (1989-05) (tracks 1–6)
composer:
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1829 – 1830) (tracks 4–6)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1830-04 – 1830-09) (tracks 1–3)
conductor:
Charles Dutoit (conductor) (1989-05) (tracks 1–6)
orchestra:
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (1989-05) (tracks 1–6)
arrangements:
Romance (for solo piano, Balakirev, from Chopin's Piano Concerto no. 1) (track 2)
part of:
recording of:

CD 2

piano:
Vladimir Ashkenazy (Russian-Icelandic conductor and pianist) (1979-03) (tracks 13–14)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (Russian-Icelandic conductor and pianist) (1981-11) (tracks 1–3)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (Russian-Icelandic conductor and pianist) (1982-04) (tracks 11–12)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (Russian-Icelandic conductor and pianist) (1982-06) (track 9)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (Russian-Icelandic conductor and pianist) (1982-09) (track 10)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (Russian-Icelandic conductor and pianist) (1983-06) (tracks 7–8)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (Russian-Icelandic conductor and pianist) (1983-10) (tracks 4–6)
composer:
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (tracks 1, 4, 6, 9–10, 13–14)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1830 – 1831) (track 3)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1830 – 1832) (tracks 2, 5)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1836) (tracks 7–8)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1839) (track 12)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1840) (track 11)
engineer:
John Dunkerley (engineer) (track 9)
Simon Eadon (track 8)
producer:
James Walker (ballet/opera conductor, classical recordings producer for Decca) (tracks 2, 5, 8–9)
recorded at:
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1982-06) (track 9)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1983-06) (track 8)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1983-10) (track 5)
arrangements:
Nocturne no. 10 in A-flat major, op. 32 no. 2: Lento (catch-all for arrangements) (track 10)
Nocturne no. 12 in G major, op. 37 no. 2: Andantino (catch all for arrangements) (track 12)
Nocturne no. 2 in E-flat major, op. 9 no. 2 (for cello and orchestra, arr. Cullen) (track 2)
Nocturne no. 2 in E-flat major, op. 9 no. 2: Andante (catch-all for arrangements) (track 2)
Nocturne no. 2 in E-flat major, op. 9 no. 2: Andante (for violin and piano, arr. Sarasate) (track 2)
Nocturne, op. 27 no. 2 (for violin and piano, arr. Wilhelmj) (track 8)
Nocturne, op. 32 no. 1 (for guitar, Tárrega) (track 9)
Nocturne, op. 37 no. 1 (for violin and piano, arr. A. Wilhelmj) (track 11)
Nocturne, op. 9 no. 2 (for guitar, Tárrega) (track 2)
is the basis for:
Cactus Practice (track 1)
Chopin’s Nocturne in E Flat (Greeley adaptation) (track 2)
My Twilight Dream (track 2)
女王イリヤ (track 1)
later versions:
Chopin w Brazylii (track 2)
orchestrations:
Nocturne no. 10 in A-flat major, op. 32 no. 2: Lento (orch. Igor Stravinsky) (track 10)
part of:
Nocturnes, op. 27 (tracks 7–8)
Nocturnes, op. 32 (tracks 9–10)
Nocturnes, op. 37 (tracks 11–12)
Nocturnes, op. 48 (tracks 13–14)
Nocturnes, op. 15 (tracks 4–6)
Nocturnes, op. 9 (tracks 1–3)
recording of:
referred to in medleys:

CD 3

piano:
Vladimir Ashkenazy (Russian-Icelandic conductor and pianist) (tracks 9, 11)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (Russian-Icelandic conductor and pianist) (1965-07) (track 3)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (Russian-Icelandic conductor and pianist) (1976-04) (track 1)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (Russian-Icelandic conductor and pianist) (1977-02) (tracks 2, 4–5)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (Russian-Icelandic conductor and pianist) (1979-03) (track 10)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (Russian-Icelandic conductor and pianist) (1979-06) (track 7)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (Russian-Icelandic conductor and pianist) (1983-06) (track 8)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (Russian-Icelandic conductor and pianist) (1999-06) (track 6)
composer:
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (tracks 1, 3–4, 7)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1827) (track 5)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1830) (track 6)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1831 – 1835) (track 8)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1836 – 1839) (track 9)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1841) (track 10)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1842) (track 11)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1843) (track 2)
dedicated to:
Pauline de Noailles (track 10)
Robert Schumann (German classical composer) (track 9)
Nathaniel von Stockhausen (Hanover ambassador to France) (track 8)
producer:
James Walker (ballet/opera conductor, classical recordings producer for Decca) (tracks 8, 10)
phonographic copyright by:
The Decca Record Company Ltd. (not for release label use!) (1977) (track 1)
recorded at:
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1976-04) (track 1)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1979-03) (track 10)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1983-06) (track 8)
part of:
Works of Fryderyk Chopin by opus number (number: op. 23) (track 8)
Works of Fryderyk Chopin by opus number (number: op. 38) (track 9)
Works of Fryderyk Chopin by opus number (number: op. 47) (track 10)
Works of Fryderyk Chopin by opus number (number: op. 52) (track 11)
arrangements:
Ballade no. 1 in G minor, op. 23 (for Violin and Piano, Yokoyama) (track 8)
Ballade no. 1 in G minor, op. 23 (for violin and piano, Ysaÿe) (track 8)
Nocturne in E minor, op. 72 no. 1 (arr. Auer for violin and piano) (track 5)
Nocturne in E-flat, op. 55 no. 2 (for violin and piano, arr. Heifetz) (track 2)
Nocturne no. 20 in C-sharp minor (catch-all for arrangements) (track 6)
Nocturne no. 20 in C-sharp minor, op. posth. (for violin and piano, arr. Milstein) (track 6)
is the basis for:
later versions:
ノクターン (track 6)
part of:
Nocturnes, op. 55 (tracks 1–2)
Nocturnes, op. 62 (tracks 3–4)
recording of:
Ballade no. 1 in G minor, op. 23 (1983-06) (track 8)

CD 4

piano:
Claudio Arrau (pianist) (1973-04) (tracks 1–26)
Claudio Arrau (pianist) (1980-08) (tracks 27–30)
composer:
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (tracks 2–6, 8–12, 19–25, 27–29)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1834) (tracks 26, 30)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1836) (track 7)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1836 – 1839) (tracks 13–18)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1838 – 1839) (track 1)
recorded at:
Concertgebouw (Amsterdam) in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands (1973-04) (tracks 1–26)
part of:
Works of Fryderyk Chopin by opus number (number: op. 29) (track 27)
Works of Fryderyk Chopin by opus number (number: op. 36) (track 28)
Works of Fryderyk Chopin by opus number (number: op. 45) (track 25)
Works of Fryderyk Chopin by opus number (number: op. 51) (track 29)
Works of Fryderyk Chopin by opus number (number: op. 66) (track 30)
arrangements:
Continuum (FEZ) (track 4)
Fantaisie-impromptu in C-sharp minor, op. 66 (catch all for arrangements) (track 30)
Prelude, op. 28 no. 15 (for guitar, Tárrega) (track 15)
Prelude, op. 28 no. 20 (for guitar, Tárrega) (track 20)
Prelude, op. 28 no. 6 (for guitar, Tárrega) (track 6)
Prelude, op. 28 no. 7 (for guitar, Tárrega) (track 7)
Prélude in D-flat major, op. 28 no. 15 "Raindrop": Sostenuto (for cello and piano, Casals) (track 15)
Prélude in E major, S. 662 no. 2 (for organ, Liszt) (track 9)
Prélude in E minor, S. 662 no. 1 (for organ, Liszt) (track 4)
Prélude no. 4 in E minor, op. 28: Largo (catch-all for arrangements) (track 4)
Prélude no. 7 in A major, op. 28 (for piano and cello, arr. Franchomme) (track 7)
is the basis for:
Coda (Diablo II) (track 20)
Could It Be Magic (track 20)
Preludium A Nr. 7 (track 7)
later versions:
Chopin w Afryce (track 15)
Chopin w Indiach (track 30)
Chopin w Persji (track 4)
Jane B. (track 4)
Prelude (track 4)
orchestrations:
Les Sylphides: VI. Prélude (orch. by Douglas) (track 7)
Prelude in E minor (orch. by Stokowski) (track 4)
Prélude in A major, op. 28 no. 7: Andantino (catch-all for orchestral arrangements) (track 7)
Prélude no. 24 in D minor, op. 28 (orch. Stokowski) (track 24)
part of:
recording of:
Prelude in C-sharp minor, op. 45 (1973-04) (track 25)

CD 5

recorded in:
London, England, United Kingdom (1981-12) (tracks 1–19)
piano:
Zoltán Kocsis (pianist) (1981-12) (tracks 1–19)
composer:
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1827) (track 19)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1827 – 1830) (track 14)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1829) (track 15)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1829 – 1832) (tracks 11–13)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1829 – 1835) (tracks 9–10)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1830) (track 16)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1833) (track 1)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1835 – 1838) (tracks 2–4)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1840) (tracks 5, 18)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1846 – 1847) (tracks 6–8)
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (1847) (track 17)
dedicated to:
Laura Harsford (track 1)
part of:
Works of Fryderyk Chopin by opus number (number: op. 18) (track 1)
Works of Fryderyk Chopin by opus number (number: op. 42) (track 5)
arrangements:
Valse brillante (clarinet sextet) (track 4)
Valse, op. 64 no. 1 (The Minute Waltz) (for trombone and piano, Jacobsen) (track 6)
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 no. 12 in F minor, op. 70 no. 2 (arr. Godowsky) (track 12)
Waltz no. 13 in D-flat major, op. 70 no. 3 (arr. Godowsky) (track 13)
Waltz no. 3 in A minor, op. 34 no. 2 (catch-all for arrangements) (track 3)
Waltz no. 6 in D-flat major, op. 64 no. 1 “Minute Waltz” (catchall work for all unspecified transcriptions. Please do not add an arranger AR to this work, create a new arrangement work instead) (track 6)
Waltz no. 7 in C-sharp minor, op. 64 no. 2 (arr. Davydov for piano and cello) (track 6)
Waltz no. 7 in C-sharp minor, op. 64 no. 2 (arr. Davydov for piano and cello) (track 7)
Waltz no. 8 in A-flat major, op. 64 no. 3 (arr. Godowsky) (track 8)
Waltz no. 8 in A-flat major, op. 64 no. 3 (arr. Davydov for piano and cello) (track 8)
Waltz no. 9 in A-flat major, op. 69 no. 1 (arr. Godowsky) (track 9)
Waltz, op. 34 no. 2 (for guitar, Tárrega) (track 3)
is the basis for:
later versions:
Chopin w Andaluzji (track 7)
orchestrations:
Chopiniana, op. 46: IV. Waltz (added for revised version) (track 7)
Grande Valse Brillante, op. 18 (orch. Igor Stravinsky) (track 1)
Les Sylphides: VII. Walzer (orch. by Douglas) (track 7)
part of:
Waltzes, op. 69 (tracks 9–10)
Waltzes, op. 34 (tracks 2–4)
Waltzes, op. 64 (tracks 6–8)
Waltzes, op. 70 (tracks 11–13)
recording of:
Waltz no. 14 in E minor, B. 56 (1981-12) (track 16)
Waltz no. 15 in E major, B. 44 (1981-12) (track 15)
Waltz no. 19 in A minor, B. 150 (1981-12) (track 17)