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CHOPIN: Piano Works


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This eleventh disc in the Naxos Moiseiwitsch Edition is devoted specifically to acoustic and electrical recordings of music by Chopin made from the beginning of the legendary pianist's career. It begins with his first published recording, Chopin's 'Berceuse, Op. 57', made on 10th May 1916. By the time Moiseiwitsch recorded the Impromptu in F sharp, Op. 36 in September 1921, he had made his d?®but in America and was a well-established and respected artist. Interestingly, take seven, which was issued in Britain, is some ten seconds shorter than take six, issued in America. Both may be heard here for comparison. Moiseiwitsch's first recording sessions using the superior electrical process were made in October 1925 but nothing was issued. From the session of 10th December, however, come his first electrical recordings of Chopin with the Scherzo in B flat minor. The improvement in sound quality is immediately noticeable.
Facts
Item number 8111117
Barcode 747313311729
Release date 02/07/2007
Category
Label Naxos Historical
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Performers
Artists Benno Moiseiwitsch
Composers Franz Liszt
Fryderyk Chopin
Producers Ward Marston
Disc: 1
Ballade No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47
1 Berceuse in D flat major, Op. 57
2 Prelude No. 20 in C minor, Op. 28, No. 20
3 Waltz No. 6 in D flat major, Op. 64, No. 1, "Minut
4 Waltz No. 11 in G flat major, Op. 70, No. 1
5 Waltz No. 11 in G flat major, Op. 70, No. 1
6 Impromptu No. 2 in F sharp major, Op. 36
7 Impromptu No. 2 in F sharp major, Op. 36
8 Nocturne No. 19 in E minor, Op. 72, No. 1
9 Mazurka No. 51 in A minor, Op. posth., "A Emile Ga
10 Chopin - 6 chants polonais, S480/R145 (Chopin, fro
11 Scherzo No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31
12 Impromptu No. 1 in A flat major, Op. 29
13 Waltz No. 14 in E minor, Op. posth.
14 Etude No. 11 in E flat major, Op. 10, No. 11
15 Etude No. 4 in C sharp minor, Op. 10, No. 4
16 Etude No. 15 in F major, Op. 25, No. 3
17 Etude No. 10 in A flat major, Op. 10, No. 10
18 Polonaise No. 9 in B flat major, Op. 71, No. 2
19 Ballade No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47
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