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SIEPMANN, J.: Life and Works of Chopin (The)

    

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SIEPMANN, J.: Life and Works of Chopin (The)

Fryderyk Chopin is the pianist-composer par excellence. Regarded as one of the most mesmeric performers of his day, he lives on in his music—his waltzes, mazurkas, études, preludes, nocturnes, three piano sonatas, two piano concertos and much more. Here, his life, from his birth in Poland, his famous affair with the French writer George Sand, and his death at the age of 49 in Paris, is told with his music featuring prominently.



Disc 1

  The Life and Works of Chopin
1.   Chopin and the soul of the piano 00:01:49

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Berceuse in D-Flat Major, Op. 57
2.   Berceuse in D - Flat Major, Op. 57 00:02:17

  The Life and Works of Chopin
3.   Chopin the Pole 00:01:48

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Polonaise No. 13 in G Minor
4.   Polonaise No. 13 in G Minor 00:01:04

  The Life and Works of Chopin
5.   Early education 00:03:05

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Variations on a German air, "Der Schweizerbub"
6.   Variations on a German air, "Der Schweizerbub" 00:01:33

  The Life and Works of Chopin
7.   Encounters with the Polish peasantry 00:01:02

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Mazurka No. 42 in G Major, Op. 67, No.1
8.   Mazurka No. 42 in G Major, Op. 67, No. 1 00:01:13

  The Life and Works of Chopin
9.   Chopin as industrious pupil 00:00:58

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Piano Sonata No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 4: I. Allegro maestoso
10.   Piano Sonata No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 4: I. Allegro maestoso 00:01:49

  The Life and Works of Chopin
11.   He finds his true voice as a composer 00:01:50

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Rondo a la mazur in F Major, Op. 5
12.   Rondo a la mazur in F Major, Op. 5 00:01:05

  The Life and Works of Chopin
13.   The fun - loving teenager 00:01:17

Chopin, Fryderyk

  3 Ecoissaises, Op. 72: No. 3 in D-Flat Major
14.   3 Ecoissaises, Op. 72: No. 3 in D - Flat Major 00:00:45

  The Life and Works of Chopin
15.   Onset of illness and the death of a sister 00:02:05

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Nocturne No. 19 in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 1
16.   Nocturne No. 19 in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 1 00:04:32

  The Life and Works of Chopin
17.   'Hats off, Gentlemen! A genius!' 00:01:36

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Variations on La ci darem from Mozart's Don Giovanni, Op. 2
18.   Variations on La ci darem from Mozart's Don Giovanni, Op. 2 00:03:41

  The Life and Works of Chopin
19.   The influence of Paganini 00:01:19

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Variations in A Major, "Souvenir de Paganini"
20.   Variations in A Major, "Souvenir de Paganini" 00:02:10

  The Life and Works of Chopin
21.   The first Etudes 00:00:44

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Etude No. 4 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 10, No. 4
22.   Etude No. 4 in C - Sharp Minor, Op. 10, No. 4 00:02:15

  The Life and Works of Chopin
23.   Success in Vienna 00:05:58

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Nocturne No. 13 in C Minor, Op. 48, No. 1
24.   Nocturne No. 13 in C Minor, Op. 48, No. 1 00:01:23

  The Life and Works of Chopin
25.   Chopin in love 00:05:19

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Polonaise brillante in C Major, Op. 3
26.   Polonaise brillante in C Major, Op. 3 00:01:33

  The Life and Works of Chopin
27.   Stagnation, celebrity and the first Concerto 00:02:18

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21: II. Larghetto
28.   Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21: II. Larghetto 00:01:42

  The Life and Works of Chopin
29.   Return of vitality and inspiration 00:05:10

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11: II. Romanza: Larghetto
30.   Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11: II. Romanza: Larghetto 00:10:49

  The Life and Works of Chopin
31.   Farewells and the final departure from Poland 00:01:38


Disc 2

  The Life and Works of Chopin
1.   Europe and Chopin in crisis 00:07:43

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 20
2.   Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 20 00:04:28

  The Life and Works of Chopin
3.   Arrival in Paris 00:02:24

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Waltz No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 18
4.   Waltz No. 1 in E - Flat Major, Op. 18 00:05:31

  The Life and Works of Chopin
5.   Paris, politics, Poles and performance 00:07:40

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Impromptu No. 1 in A-Flat Major, Op. 29
6.   Impromptu No. 1 in A - Flat Major, Op. 29 00:04:27

  The Life and Works of Chopin
7.   Chopin and the Opera 00:01:49

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Andante spianato, Op. 22
8.   Andante spianato, Op. 22 00:04:37

  The Life and Works of Chopin
9.   Chopin and Kalkbrenner 00:02:15

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Etude No. 5 in G-Flat Major, Op. 10, No. 5, "Black Keys"
10.   Etude No. 5 in G - Flat Major, Op. 10, No. 5, "Black Keys" 00:01:47

  The Life and Works of Chopin
11.   The cholera epidemic; the fashionable teacher 00:07:52

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Etude No. 12 in C Minor, Op. 10, No. 12, "Revolutionary"
12.   Etude No. 12 in C Minor, Op. 10, No. 12, "Revolutionary" 00:03:02

  The Life and Works of Chopin
13.   Teaching in earnest 00:04:58

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Etude No. 16 in A Minor, Op. 25, No. 4
14.   Etude No. 16 in A Minor, Op. 25, No. 4 00:01:47

  The Life and Works of Chopin
15.   'Souplesse avant tout!' 00:02:24

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Nocturne No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 9, No. 1
16.   Nocturne No. 1 in B - Flat Minor, Op. 9, No. 1 00:05:34


Disc 3

  The Life and Works of Chopin
1.   The Wodzinska affair 00:03:43

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Nocturne No. 9 in B Major, Op. 32, No. 1
2.   Nocturne No. 9 in B Major, Op. 32, No. 1 00:02:08

  The Life and Works of Chopin
3.   'An elegant, pale, sad young man' 00:02:14

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Nocturne No. 8 in D-Flat Major, Op. 27, No. 2
4.   Nocturne No. 8 in D - Flat Major, Op. 27, No. 2 00:06:10

  The Life and Works of Chopin
5.   George Sand and A Majorcan winter 00:22:08

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Preludes, Op. 28: No. 18 in F Minor - No. 19 in E-Flat Major - No. 22 in G Minor - No. 24 in D Minor
6.   Preludes, Op. 28: No. 18 in F Minor - No. 19 in E - Flat Major - No. 22 in G Minor - No. 24 in D Minor 00:06:17

  The Life and Works of Chopin
7.   Misanthropy, hypocrisy and prejudice 00:03:38

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Mazurka No. 35 in C Minor, Op. 56, No. 3
8.   Mazurka No. 35 in C Minor, Op. 56, No. 3 00:07:25

  The Life and Works of Chopin
9.   At Nohant: an idyllic and creative summer 00:02:33

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Impromptu No. 2 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 36
10.   Impromptu No. 2 in F - Sharp Major, Op. 36 00:05:47

  The Life and Works of Chopin
11.   The Idyll continues 00:04:57

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 35: III. Marche funebre: Lento - IV. Finale: Presto
12.   Piano Sonata No. 2 in B - Flat Minor, Op. 35: III. Marche funebre: Lento - IV. Finale: Presto 00:10:41


Disc 4

  The Life and Works of Chopin
1.   The return to Paris 00:02:27

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52
2.   Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52 00:02:11

  The Life and Works of Chopin
3.   Chopin grows moody, petulant and volatile 00:05:57

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58: IV. Finale: Presto, non tanto
4.   Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58: IV. Finale: Presto, non tanto 00:05:33

  The Life and Works of Chopin
5.   Failing health and mounting tensions 00:04:34

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Barcarolle, Op. 60
6.   Barcarolle, Op. 60 00:08:42

  The Life and Works of Chopin
7.   The break with Sand; illness; London 00:12:33

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Prelude No. 8 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 28, No. 8
8.   Prelude No. 8 in F - Sharp Minor, Op. 28, No. 8 00:01:53

  The Life and Works of Chopin
9.   Scotland, London, Paris; decline and death 00:14:01

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Polonaise No. 6 in A-Flat Major, Op. 53, "Heroic"
10.   Polonaise No. 6 in A - Flat Major, Op. 53, "Heroic" 00:07:13

Total Playing Time: 04:46:50






Composer(s):
Chopin, Fryderyk

Artist(s):
Biret, Idil

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Chamber Music; Concertos; Instrumental; Music Biographies; Orchestral

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NA445612

Barcode: 9789626344569

Physical Release: 02/2010

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