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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.   Play with flash player Chopin and the soul of the piano 00:01:49

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Berceuse in D-Flat Major, Op. 57
2.   Play with flash player Berceuse in D - Flat Major, Op. 57 00:02:17

  The Life and Works of Chopin
3.   Play with flash player Chopin the Pole 00:01:48

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Polonaise No. 13 in G Minor
4.   Play with flash player Polonaise No. 13 in G Minor 00:01:04

  The Life and Works of Chopin
5.   Play with flash player Early education 00:03:05

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Variations on a German air, "Der Schweizerbub"
6.   Play with flash player Variations on a German air, "Der Schweizerbub" 00:01:33

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

Chopin, Fryderyk

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

  The Life and Works of Chopin
9.   Play with flash player Chopin as industrious pupil 00:00:58

Chopin, Fryderyk

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

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

Chopin, Fryderyk

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

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

Chopin, Fryderyk

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

  The Life and Works of Chopin
15.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Nocturne No. 19 in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 1 00:04:32

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

Chopin, Fryderyk

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

  The Life and Works of Chopin
19.   Play with flash player The influence of Paganini 00:01:19

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Variations in A Major, "Souvenir de Paganini"
20.   Play with flash player Variations in A Major, "Souvenir de Paganini" 00:02:10

  The Life and Works of Chopin
21.   Play with flash player The first Etudes 00:00:44

Chopin, Fryderyk

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

  The Life and Works of Chopin
23.   Play with flash player Success in Vienna 00:05:58

Chopin, Fryderyk

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

  The Life and Works of Chopin
25.   Play with flash player Chopin in love 00:05:19

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Polonaise brillante in C Major, Op. 3
26.   Play with flash player Polonaise brillante in C Major, Op. 3 00:01:33

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

Chopin, Fryderyk

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

  The Life and Works of Chopin
29.   Play with flash player Return of vitality and inspiration 00:05:10

Chopin, Fryderyk

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

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


Disc 2

  The Life and Works of Chopin
1.   Play with flash player Europe and Chopin in crisis 00:07:43

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 20
2.   Play with flash player Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 20 00:04:28

  The Life and Works of Chopin
3.   Play with flash player Arrival in Paris 00:02:24

Chopin, Fryderyk

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

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

Chopin, Fryderyk

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

  The Life and Works of Chopin
7.   Play with flash player Chopin and the Opera 00:01:49

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Andante spianato, Op. 22
8.   Play with flash player Andante spianato, Op. 22 00:04:37

  The Life and Works of Chopin
9.   Play with flash player Chopin and Kalkbrenner 00:02:15

Chopin, Fryderyk

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

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

Chopin, Fryderyk

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

  The Life and Works of Chopin
13.   Play with flash player Teaching in earnest 00:04:58

Chopin, Fryderyk

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

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

Chopin, Fryderyk

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


Disc 3

  The Life and Works of Chopin
1.   Play with flash player The Wodzinska affair 00:03:43

Chopin, Fryderyk

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

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

Chopin, Fryderyk

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

  The Life and Works of Chopin
5.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Misanthropy, hypocrisy and prejudice 00:03:38

Chopin, Fryderyk

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

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

Chopin, Fryderyk

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

  The Life and Works of Chopin
11.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player The return to Paris 00:02:27

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52
2.   Play with flash player Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52 00:02:11

  The Life and Works of Chopin
3.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58: IV. Finale: Presto, non tanto 00:05:33

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

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Barcarolle, Op. 60
6.   Play with flash player Barcarolle, Op. 60 00:08:42

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

Chopin, Fryderyk

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

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

Chopin, Fryderyk

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

Total Playing Time: 04:46:50






Author(s):
Siepmann, Jeremy

Composer(s):
Chopin, Fryderyk

Conductor(s):
Stankovsky, Robert

Orchestra(s):
Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Košice

Artist(s):
Biret, Idil; Glemser, Bernd; Kliegel, Maria

Reader(s):
Archer, Karen; Claxton, Elaine; Jason, Neville; Lesser, Anton; Siepmann, Jeremy

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

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

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NA445612

Barcode: 9789626344569

Release Date: 02/2010

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