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The Chopin Masters (28CD)

As part of DG’s Chopin celebrations the label presents a 28-CD set highlighting the riches of its Chopin catalogue: including eight Chopin Competition winners and many of the most legendary Chopin artists of all time. This edition brings together rare recitals and iconic albums, with a third either new to CD or released for the first time.


TRACK LIST

CD 1 · GÉZA ANDA
Préludes op. 28
Polonaise op. 53

CD 2 · MARTHA ARGERICH (CHOPIN COMPETITION WINNER 1965)
Préludes opp. 28, 45 & op. posth. in A flat major
Piano Sonata No. 2 op. 35

CD 3 · VLADIMIR ASHKENAZY (SECOND PRIZE CHOPIN COMPETITION 1955)
Piano Concerto No. 2 op. 21
Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra
Zdzislaw Gorzynski conductor
Ballade op. 38
Études opp. 10/1 & 25/3
Mazurkas opp. 41/4 & 30/4
Scherzo op. 54

CD 4 · STEFAN ASKENASE
Waltzes opp. 18, 34, 42, 64, opp. posth. 69, 70, KK IVa/15
Polonaises opp. 53 & 40

CD 5 · DANIEL BARENBOIM
Nocturnes opp. 9/2, 15, 27/1, 32/1, 37, 48, 55/1, 62/2 & op. post. 72/1

CD 6 · ARTURO BENEDETTI MICHELANGELI
Mazurkas opp. 67/2, 56/2, 67/4, 68/2, 68/1, 33/1, 30/3, 30/2, 33/4 & 68/4
Prélude op. 45
Ballade op. 23
Scherzo op. 31

CD 7 · LAZAR BERMAN
Polonaises opp. 26, op. 40, 44 & 53

CD 8 · RAFAŁ BLECHACZ (CHOPIN COMPETITION WINNER 2005)
Piano Concerto No. 1 op. 11
Piano Concerto No. 2 op. 21
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Jerzy Semkow conductor

CD 9 · MICHEL BLOCK (ARTHUR RUBINSTEIN PRIZE AT THE CHOPIN COMPETITION 1960)
Piano Sonata No. 2 op. 35
Polonaise op. 53
Prélude op. 28/17
Mazurkas opp. 56/3, 59/2 & 30/4
Waltz op. 34/1

CD 10 · STANISLAV BUNIN (CHOPIN COMPETITION WINNER 1985)
Impromptus opp. 29, 36, 51 & 66
Waltzes opp. posth. / KK IVa/14, KK IVa/13, KK IVa/12
Écossaises op. 72
Mazurkas opp. 30/2, 41/1, 63/3, 56/2, 67/3 & 67/4
Polonaise-Fantaisie op. 61

CD 11 · SHURA CHERKASSKY
Polonaises opp. 26, 40, 44, 53 & 61

CD 12 · SEONG-JIN CHO (CHOPIN COMPETITION WINNER 2015)
Préludes op. 28
Nocturne op. 48/1
Piano Sonata No. 2 op. 35
Polonaise op. 53

CD 13 · HALINA CZERNY-STEFAŃSKA (CHOPIN COMPETITION WINNER 1949)
Mazurkas opp. 6/2, 63/3, 67/4, 68/2, 17/4 & 33/3
Ballades opp. 23 & 52
Andante spianato & Grande Polonaise brillante op. 22

CD 14 · CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH
Préludes opp. 28, 45 & op. posth. in A flat major

CD 15 · EMIL GILELS
Piano Sonata No. 3 op. 58
Polonaises opp. 40 & 53

CD 16 · ADAM HARASIEWICZ (CHOPIN COMPETITION WINNER 1955)
Nocturne op. 62/1
Mazurkas opp. 63/3 & 67/4
Ballade op. 23
Études opp. 25/11 & 25/6
Mazurka op. 50/3
Polonaise op. 53
Impromptu op. 51
Prélude op. 45

CD 17 · JULIAN VON KÁROLYI
Andante spianato & Grande Polonaise brillante op. 22
Piano Sonata No. 3 op. 58
Boléro op. 19
Mazurka op. 17/4
Waltz op. posth. / KK IVa/15
Ballades opp. 23, 38, 47 & 52

CD 18 · YUNDI LI (CHOPIN COMPETITION WINNER 2000)

Piano Sonata No. 3 op. 58
Andante spianato & Grande Polonaise brillante op. 22
Études op. 10/2, 10/5 & 25/11
Nocturnes opp. 9/1, 9/2 & 15/2
“Fantaisie-Impromptu” op. 66

CD 19 · MARIA JOÃO PIRES
Piano Concerto No. 1 op. 11 | FIRST RELEASE
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
André Previn conductor
Nocturnes op. 9/1, 9/2, 15/2 & 27/2

CD 20 · MIKHAIL PLETNEV
Fantaisie op. 49
Waltzes opp. 34/1, 34/2 & op. posth. / KK IVa/15
Écossaise op. 72/3
Impromptu op. 29
Études opp. 10/5, 25/6 & 25/7
Piano Sonata No. 3 op. 58

CD 21 · IVO POGORELICH (DID NOT REACH THE FINAL IN 1980…)
Piano Sonata No. 2 op. 35
Prélude op. 45
Scherzo op. 39
Nocturne op. 55/2
Études opp. 10/8, 10/10 & 25/6

CD 22 · MAURIZIO POLLINI (CHOPIN COMPETITION WINNER 1960)
Études opp. 10 & 25

CD 23 · RUTH SLENCZYNSKA
Études opp. 10 & 25
Impromptus opp. 29, 36, 51 & 66

CD 24 · DANG THAI SON (CHOPIN COMPETITION WINNER 1980)
Nocturnes opp. 15/2 & 27/1
Waltz op. 34/2
Andante spianato & Grande Polonaise brillante op. 22
Mazurkas opp. 24/2 & 67/2
Ballade op. 52
Scherzo op. 31

CD 25 · ROBERTO SZIDON
Scherzi opp. 20, 31, 39 & 54
Impromptus opp. 29, 36, 51 & 66

CD 26 · FOU TS’ONG (THIRD PRIZE CHOPIN COMPETITION 1955)
Mazurkas opp. 6/3, 7/2, 17/2, 17/4, 24/1, 24/2, 24/4, 30/1, 30/2, 33/4, 41/1,
50/3, 56/3, 59/1, 67/4, 68/2, 68/4 & op. posth. / KK IIb/4
Préludes op. posth. / KK IVb/7 & 45
Berceuse op. 57

CD 27 · TAMÁS VÁSÁRY
Waltzes opp. 18, 34, 42, 64, opp. posth. 69 & 70, KK IVa/15, KK IVa/12, KK IVa/13, KK IVa/14
Mazurkas op. posth. / KK IVa/7, opp. 67/3, 68/2 & 7/1
Polonaise op. 53
Introduction and Variations on the song “Der Schweizerbub” op. posth. / KK IVa/4

CD 28 · KRYSTIAN ZIMERMAN (CHOPIN COMPETITION WINNER 1975)
Ballades opp. 23, 38, 47 & 52
Barcarolle op. 60
Fantaisie op. 49