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The Complete Chopin (Deluxe Edition)

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Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Cat No: 94796555

Format: CD + DVD

Number of Discs: 21

Release Date: 25th November 2016

Contents

Artists

Martha Argerich
Vladimir Ashkenazy
Vovka Ashkenazy
Sergei Babayan
Beaux Arts Trio
Rafal Blechacz
Seong-Jin Cho
Jose Gallardo
Yundi Li
Jan Lisiecki
Malcolm Martineau
Alice Sara Ott
Maria Joao Pires
Maurizio Pollini
Mstislav Rostropovich
Arthur Rubinstein
Gabriel Schwabe
Elzbieta Szmytka
Daniil Trifonov
Anatol Ugorski
Lilya Zilberstein
Krystian Zimerman

Artists

Martha Argerich
Vladimir Ashkenazy
Vovka Ashkenazy
Sergei Babayan
Beaux Arts Trio
Rafal Blechacz
Seong-Jin Cho
Jose Gallardo
Yundi Li
Jan Lisiecki
Malcolm Martineau
Alice Sara Ott
Maria Joao Pires
Maurizio Pollini
Mstislav Rostropovich
Arthur Rubinstein
Gabriel Schwabe
Elzbieta Szmytka
Daniil Trifonov
Anatol Ugorski
Lilya Zilberstein
Krystian Zimerman

About

DG proudly presents the complete works by Frédéric Chopin in a luxurious limited edition deluxe set, celebrating the legacy of a composer who changed the history of piano music. Featuring recordings by legendary Chopin interpreters such as Martha Argerich, Maurizio Pollini, Krystian Zimerman, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Maria João Pires and many more. The set also includes:

• Over 80 minutes of brand new recordings with Jan Lisiecki, Daniil Trifonov and Gabriel Schwabe/José Gallardo
• 100-page booklet presenting new liner notes plus historical paintings, drawings and background information from the legendary book by Ernst Burger: A Life in Pictures, Drawings and Documents
• 1 bonus CD from Seong-Jin Cho, the latest winner of the Chopin Competition (2015)
• 2 new compilations featuring additional interpretations of famous works: one with 20 great legendary pianists of the past, the other highlighting a younger generation of promising Chopin performers
• 1 DVD: Rubinstein plays Chopin
• Three different new liner notes by mother-tongue Chopin experts in English (Jessica Duchen), German (Wolfgang Stähr) and French (Claire Delamarche)
• Introductory notes by Daniil Trifonov

“After playing Chopin, I feel as if I had been weeping over sins that I had never committed, and mourning over tragedies that were not my own.” - Oscar Wilde

Contents:
CD 1: Concerto for Piano nos. 1 & 2 (Zimerman/Polish Chamber Orchestra)
CD 2: Works for piano and orchestra - Variations on “Là ci darem la mano”, Fantasy on Polish Airs, Rondo à la krakowiak, Andante spinato & Grand Polonaise op.22 (new recordings: Lisiecki / Elbphiharmonie / Urbanski)
CD 3: 4 Ballades, Nouvelle Etudes, Ecossaises (Zimerman, Ugorski)
CD 4: 12 Etudes opp. 10 & 24, Barcarole, Berceuse (Pollini)
CD 5: Mazurkas 1 (Ashkenazy)
CD 6: Mazurkas 2 (Ashkenazy)
CD 7: Nocturnes nos. 1-11 (Pires)
CD 8: Nocturnes nos. 12-22 (Pires)
CD 9: Polonaises nos. 1-7 (Pollini)
CD 10: Andante spinato & Grand Polonaise op.22 (Argerich), Polonaises Nos. 8-16 etc. (Ugorski)
CD 11: Impromptus nos. 1-4 (Yundi Li), 26 Preludes (Blechacz)
CD 12: 4 Scherzos, Rondos (Pollini, Zilberstein) + Rondo op.73 (new recording: Trifonov, Babayan)
CD 13: Sonatas no.2 B flat, no.3 (Pollini), Sonata no.1 (Zilberstein)
CD 14: Variations (Ashkenazy, Vovka Ashkenazy)
CD 15: Waltzes nos. 1-19 (new recordings: Alice Sara Ott instead of Ashkenazy)
CD 16: Chamber Works (Beaux Arts Trio, Argerich/Rostropovich), Grand Duo concertant (new recording: Gabriel Schwabe, cello/José Gallardo, piano)
CD 17: 17 Songs op. posth.74 (Szmytka, soprano/Martineau, piano)

Bonus:
CD 18: Seong-Jin Cho (Winner of the 17th Chopin Competition 2015): 28 Preludes, Piano Sonata no.2
CD 19: 20 Great Chopin Pianists (Czerny-Stefanska, Ashkenasy, Harasiewicz, Haas, Anda, Askenazy, Argerich, Richter, Karóly, Michelangeli, Cherkassky, Vásáry, Eschenbach, Gilels, Berman, Pogorelich, Barenboim, Horowitz, Bunin, Pletnev)
CD 20: The Younger Generation (Lisiecki, Trifonov, Blechacz, Grosvenor, Grimaud, Yundi Li, Lang Lang, Ott / Arnalds, Wang, Wunder)
1 DVD: Rubinstein plays Chopin (Scherzo no.3, Piano Concerto no.2 – LSO / Previn)

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