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Marek Drewnowski - Chopin: Waltzes, Polonaises (2010)

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Marek Drewnowski - Chopin: Waltzes, Polonaises (2010)

Marek Drewnowski - Chopin: Waltzes, Polonaises (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 77:43 | 278 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Frederick Chopin Institute | Catalog: NIFCCD019

Drewnowski started playing the piano as a young child. In 1975 he recorded piano sonatas by Scarlatti and Leonard Bernstein was so impressed by his performances that he invited him to the Tanglewood Music Festival. These days he is professor of piano at the Schola Cantorum in Paris and the Academy of Music in Łódź, Poland. Here he performs on a Pleyel 1848 fortepiano.

Seong-Jin Cho, Gianandrea Noseda, London Symphony Orchestra - Frédéric Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2, Scherzi (2021)

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Seong-Jin Cho, Gianandrea Noseda, London Symphony Orchestra - Frédéric Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2, Scherzi (2021)

Seong-Jin Cho, Gianandrea Noseda, London Symphony Orchestra - Frédéric Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2, Scherzi (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 235 Mb | Total time: 68:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 486 0435 | Recorded: 2021

Seong-Jin Cho garnered international attention and critical accolades through his first prize victory in the 2015 Warsaw Chopin Competition, followed by a studio recording pairing Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 and the 4 Ballades. Five years later, Seong-Jin returns to Chopin with a complementary program consisting of the romantic Piano Concerto No. 2 and the 4 Scherzi.

Ivo Pogorelich - Frédéric Chopin: Sonata No.3; Nocturnes; Fantasy (2022)

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Ivo Pogorelich - Frédéric Chopin: Sonata No.3; Nocturnes; Fantasy (2022)

Ivo Pogorelich - Frédéric Chopin: Sonata No.3; Nocturnes; Fantasy (2022)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 193 Mb | Total time: 64:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 19439912052 | Recorded: 2021

The present release is Ivo Pogorelich’s first full Chopin studio recording in over 20 years. The legendary pianist Ivo Pogorelich has marked the classical music scene of our time. His unique musical talent and innovative approach have placed him among the most original music minds of today. Pogorelich’s adventurous spirit, valued for the lucidity in his discovery of new capacities of musical expression, is cloaked in pianism of the highest aesthetic value, inimitable virtuosity and technical mastery. His evocative interpretations, shaped by a refined music taste, the likes of which are rare in our time, have broadened the horizons and understanding of piano literature by setting new standards for pianistic interpretation.

Magdalena Hoffmann - Nightscapes for Harp (2022)

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Magdalena Hoffmann - Nightscapes for Harp (2022)

Magdalena Hoffmann - Nightscapes for Harp: Respighi, Chopin, Pizzetti, Britten, Field, Tournier, Hersch, Damase, Clara Schumann (2022)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 236 Mb | Total time: 75:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 486 1724 | Recorded: 2020, 2021

Night falls in diverse ways in Magdalena Hoffmann's debut album. Nightscapes sees the German harpist dive deep into the intimate, mysterious, magical world of night music, as well as exploring the theme of dance. Its track list spans everything from the austere beauty of Britten's Suite for Harp Op. 83 to the folk-like colors of Tournier's La danse du moujik. The recording comprises both original pieces for solo harp and compositions for piano, skillfully transcribed by Hoffmann herself.

Sony The Classical Collection [30CDs], Vol. 5: Mendelssohn, Schumann, Chopin, Brahms (2008)

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Sony The Classical Collection [30CDs], Vol. 5: Mendelssohn, Schumann, Chopin, Brahms (2008)

Sony The Classical Collection [30CDs], Vol. 5: Mendelssohn, Schumann, Chopin, Brahms (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,20 Gb | Total time: 04:22:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88697334532 | Recorded: 1961-2006

This Sony-made 30CD classical music collection covers almost all classical music, from the early Baroque period represented by Bach to the schools of classical music by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms represent romantic, national and even modern musical schools led by Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, etc. representative, everything wonderful and vivid.

Great Pianists: Gulda, Backhaus, Serkin, Cherkassky, Berman, Gilels, Anda, Małcużyński, Cziffra, Canino [10CDs] (2005)

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Great Pianists: Gulda, Backhaus, Serkin, Cherkassky, Berman, Gilels, Anda, Małcużyński, Cziffra, Canino [10CDs] (2005)

Great Pianists: Gulda, Backhaus, Serkin, Cherkassky, Berman, Gilels, Anda, Małcużyński, Cziffra, Canino [10CDs] (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,63 Gb | Total time: 12:16:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Documents | # 224095 | Recorded: 1953-1993

This 10 CD set offers 11 live recitals given by 10 famous pianists in Switzerland from 1953 to 1993. Each pianist is credited by a single CD. Only Backhaus CD contains fragments from two different programs (1953 and 1960), all the other pianists are represented by a single program.

Dong Hyek Lim - Frederic Chopin: 24 Préludes; Barcarolle; Berceuse; Variations brillantes (2015)

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Dong Hyek Lim - Frederic Chopin: 24 Préludes; Barcarolle; Berceuse; Variations brillantes (2015)

Dong Hyek Lim - Frédéric Chopin: 24 Préludes; Barcarolle; Berceuse; Variations brillantes (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 180 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 0825646068883 | Time: 01:01:10

Pianist Dong Hyek Lim, a bit older than the youthful face in the graphics might suggest, has gained a reputation as a Chopin specialist, with restrained, often exquisitely detailed performances made for the small recital hall rather than for the concert hall. This was, of course, the kind of venue for which Chopin wrote most of his music, and this is a very fine tour through the much-recorded 24 Preludes, Op. 28, which form the centerpiece of this album. Lim does well to introduce things with the flashier and rarely played Variations brillantes in B flat major, Op. 12, commanding the listener's attention before delving into the Preludes, some of the most harmonically intricate music Chopin wrote. Sample any of the really famous Preludes, such as the Prelude in E minor, Op. 28, No. 4, for an idea of what Lim is up to here: he not only lingers over dissonances, but explores their potential directions with sensitivity and intelligence, all while keeping the top of the dynamic range not very high. Lim takes you back to the public world with the Berceuse in D flat major, Op. 57, and Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60, which show him to be capable of a more brilliant style. London's Henry Wood Hall fits these pieces well, but Warner's engineers might have gone with even a more intense, intimate space for the preludes. In any event, the performance of those is one of the most absorbing to have come along in quite some time.

Pierre Fournier: Schumann, Saint-Saëns, Beethoven, Chopin (2004/1965-70)

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Pierre Fournier: Schumann, Saint-Saëns, Beethoven, Chopin (2004/1965-70)

Pierre Fournier: Schumann, Saint-Saëns, Beethoven, Chopin (2004/1965-70)
PAL 4:3 (720x576) | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.41 Gb (DVD9) | 115 min
Classical | EMI Classics | Sub.: English, Francais, Espanol, Deutsch

Live performances by one of Europe's most respected cellists are featured on PIERRE FOURNIER. Fournier became well-known throughout the world after the Second World War for his skill on the cello, and was particularly praised for his bowing technique. With this collection of recorded performances from Fournier's prime, latter-day audiences are afforded the opportunity to watch the cellist's technical skill as well as appreciate the low, melodious sound of his instrument.

Maurizio Pollini - Frederic Chopin: Nocturnes (2005) 2CDs

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Maurizio Pollini - Frederic Chopin: Nocturnes (2005) 2CDs

Maurizio Pollini - Frédéric Chopin: Nocturnes (2005) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 218 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # B0005804-02 GH2 | Time: 01:30:31

Pollini's traversal of Chopin's 19 Nocturnes (he leaves out the pair of posthumous ones) is one of his finest recordings in years. His long-lined yet detailed performances are comparable to the very different ones that have long stood at the pinnacle of recorded sets. Not as serene as Artur Rubinstein's, not as philosophical as Claudio Arrau's, nor as warm as Ivan Moravec's, Pollini's interpretations have their own allure. One is the way he shapes the melodies with a natural flow enhanced by his tonal beauty, less lean and streamlined than his usual way with Romantic music.

Maria Joao Pires - Verdes Anos 1976-1985: J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Mozart (2005) 5CD Box Set

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Maria Joao Pires - Verdes Anos 1976-1985: J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Mozart (2005) 5CD Box Set

Maria João Pires - Verdes Anos 1976-1985 (2005) 5CD Box Set
J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Mozart

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.21 Gbb | Scans ~ 22 Mb | Time: 05:30:10
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato/Warner Classics | # 2564612482

Maria João Pires “shapes and colours every phrase, and with immaculate taste, and she makes sure the phrases end as eloquently as they begin,” wrote Gramophone in 1974. “She conveys not just the details but the relevance of every note to the whole … Best of all, she communicates everything she has discovered about the music, and it is worth having.” This Portuguese pupil of Wilhelm Kempff, Pires was one of the artists who defined the Erato label in the 1970s and 1980s. This 5-CD box gathers together the recordings she made over the period from 1976 to 1985 and it reflects the consistent focus of her repertoire, with its special emphasis on Austro-German composers of the Classical and early-Romantic periods. Embracing solo works, piano duets and concertos, it contains works by Mozart, Schumann, Beethoven, but also by Bach and Chopin.

Vladimir Horowitz - Favorite Chopin (1987)

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Vladimir Horowitz - Favorite Chopin (1987)

Vladimir Horowitz - Favorite Chopin (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 260 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: CBS | # MK 42306 | Time: 01:12:14

Horowitz proves on this CD why he was/is recognized as one of the greatest performers of all time. This CD has a collection of music that ranges from soft and serene to vigorous and powerful. Horowitz himself adds more emotion to each piece, and this CD displays both his talent as a piano player and Chopin's wide variety of composition. Chopin wrote some of the hardest music to play, and very few people can play it well and consistent. Horowitz does both at an extraordinary level. If you like either Chopin or Horowitz, this is a MUST.

Pierre Fournier: The Aristocrat of Cellists [7CDs] (2010)

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Pierre Fournier: The Aristocrat of Cellists [7CDs] (2010)

Pierre Fournier: The Aristocrat of Cellists [7CDs] (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,77 Gb | Total time: 8:18:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 6 29539 2 | Recorded: 1937-1971

Pierre Fournier was born in Paris on 24 June in 1906 the son of a French army general. He was known for his lyrical playing and his impeccable artistic sensitivity and this, during his lifetime, earned him the title 'the aristocrat of cellists'.
Fournier was first taught piano by his mother but at the age of nine he suffered a mild case of polio and lost some of the agility in his legs and feet. He was no longer able to master the use of the piano pedals and so turned to the cello.

Jean-Marc Luisada plays Chopin: Ballades; Mazurkas; Waltzes; Piano Sonata No.3; Piano Concerto No.1 [7CDs] (2021)

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Jean-Marc Luisada plays Chopin: Ballades; Mazurkas; Waltzes; Piano Sonata No.3; Piano Concerto No.1 [7CDs] (2021)

Jean-Marc Luisada plays Chopin: Ballades; Mazurkas; Waltzes; Piano Sonata No.3; Piano Concerto No.1 (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.44 Gb | Total time: 07:50:48 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 19439927532 | Recorded: 1999-2013

The Tunisian-born French pianist Jean-Marc Luisada, a prize-winner at the 1985 Warsaw Chopin Competition, has earned an international reputation as a distinctive Chopin interpreter. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Luisada made a series of recordings for RCA: the complete Mazurkas, Waltzes and Ballades, the B minor Sonata and a chamber arrangement of the First Concerto (joined by the Talich Quartet), among numerous other works. MusicWeb International wrote that “the most stunning aspect of his artistry is his exploratory approach to Chopin. He uses every phrase to probe into Chopin’s sound-world and psyche, also displaying a total command of the keyboard’s resources.” As ClassicsToday wrote about Luisada’s Chopin: “The pianist compels you to listen.” All his RCA Chopin recordings are now reissued in a 6-album Sony Classical box.

Piotr Anderszewski - Frederic Chopin: Ballades, Mazurkas, Pollonaises (2003) Reissue 2009

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Piotr Anderszewski - Frederic Chopin: Ballades, Mazurkas, Pollonaises (2003) Reissue 2009

Piotr Anderszewski - Frédéric Chopin: Ballades, Mazurkas, Pollonaises (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 157 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 50999 685370 2 6 | Time: 01:00:25

Another example of superb programming, Piotr Anderszewski's Chopin recital on Virgin is brilliantly conceived and masterfully executed. Concentrating on the compoer's late works, Anderszewski's program starts with two sets of Mazurkas played with supple sensitivity and sympathetic poetry, builds through the last two Ballades played with dramatic intensity and terrific technique, climaxes in the last two Polonaises played with heroic grandeur and tremendous virtuosity, and closes with the tender and intimate Mazurka in F minor as an encore. Anderszewski's technique is imperious, his tone is sensual, his performances are emotional, and his interpretations are magisterial. Individually, each performance is strong and vital. Taken all together, the whole disc is more than the sum of its parts. Virgin's sound is warm but a bit close and sometimes a little too immediate.

Andreas Brantelid, Marianna Shirinyan, Vilde Frang - Frederic Chopin: Cello Sonata; Piano Trio; Grand Duo (2010)

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Andreas Brantelid, Marianna Shirinyan, Vilde Frang - Frederic Chopin: Cello Sonata; Piano Trio; Grand Duo (2010)

Frédéric Chopin: Cello Sonata; Piano Trio; Grand Duo (2010)
Andreas Brantelid, cello; Marianna Shirinyan, piano; Vilde Frang, violin

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 278 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 50999 6 87742 2 6 | Time: 01:08:44

It is grand to hear novice players so successfully take on three of Chopin's chamber pieces, the Cello Sonata, Piano Trio, and Grand Duo for cello and piano. There have certainly been great recordings of these works in the past – one thinks immediately of those by Mstislav Rostropovich and Jacqueline du Pré – but the energy, enthusiasm, and sincerity that cellist Andreas Brantelid, pianist Marianna Shirinyan, and violinist Vilde Frang bring to this music more than justifies preserving their performances. Brantelid has a big but nuanced tone, an elegant but impressive technique, and an obvious affinity for the music, and he is well-matched by Shirinyan's polished technique and empathic accompaniments and Frang's easy virtuosity and lyrical interpretation. The ensemble is poised but comfortable and the interpretations are cogent and compelling. Captured in close but smooth digital sound, these performances deserve to be heard by anyone who loves this music, or great chamber music playing.