Martha Argerich / Claudio Arrau

Chopin Complete Edition

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To mark the 200th anniversary of Frédéric Chopin's birth, a 17-disc set of his complete works was released in 2010 on Deutsche Grammophon, showcasing some of the finest pianists of the 20th century. Featured in this package of reissues are Krystian Zimerman's performances with the Polish Festival Orchestra of the two piano concertos, Maurizio Pollini's recordings of the etudes, polonaises, and scherzos, Vladimir Ashkenazy's renditions of the mazurkas and waltzes, Maria-João Pires' set of the nocturnes, along with numerous other works played by Lilya Zilberstein, Claudio Arrau, Martha Argerich, Rafa Blechacz, Yundi Li, Kurt Bauer, Heidi Bung, and Anatol Ugorski. Necessarily included is the chamber music, played by the Beaux Arts Trio, Martha Argerich with Mstislav Rostropovich, and Lambert Orkis with Anner Bijlsma, as well as the songs, sung by soprano Elzbieta Szmytka and accompanied by Martin Martineau. As might be expected, the sound quality is slightly variable, and the styles of playing will suit some listeners better than others, but collectors who seek a complete Chopin set could do a lot worse than to have these significant recordings in their libraries.

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
12 Etudes, Op.10
1 1:57
2 1:28
3 3:42
4 2:02
5 1:40
6 3:10
7 1:30
8 2:22
9 2:07
10 2:04
11 2:16
12 2:38
12 Etudes, Op.25
13 2:13
14 1:29
15 1:53
16 1:43
17 2:55
18 2:04
19 4:51
20 1:06
21 0:58
22 3:58
23 3:32
24 2:31
25 8:33
26 4:30

Track Listing - Disc 5

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:14
2 2:28
3 1:36
4 0:58
5 1:47
6 3:14
7 2:19
8 1:06
9 0:45
10 1:57
11 1:57
12 4:04
13 4:13
14 2:48
15 2:03
16 1:55
17 4:31
18 1:29
19 1:06
20 2:36
21 3:38
22 1:25
23 2:03
24 1:28
25 4:34
26 3:30
27 2:20
28 1:07
29 1:58

Track Listing - Disc 6

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 1:49
2 2:50
3 4:57
4 3:53
5 1:32
6 5:55
7 4:29
8 2:30
9 3:13
10 1:59
11 2:08
12 2:24
13 1:02
14 1:55
15 1:25
16 2:28
17 1:25
18 3:09
19 1:14
20 2:17
21 3:05
22 3:13
23 1:09
24 1:43
25 1:16
26 2:20
27 1:01
28 1:14
29 1:02
30 3:30

Track Listing - Disc 10

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise brillante in E flat, Op.22
1 4:56 Amazon
2 8:29 Amazon
Polonaise No.8 in D minor, Op.71 No.1
3 5:46 Amazon
Polonaise No.9 in B flat, Op.71 No.2
4 7:58 Amazon
5 6:26 Amazon
6 6:44 Amazon
7 8:15 Amazon
8 3:31 Amazon
9 3:17 Amazon
10 3:57 Amazon
Polonaise in G sharp minor, Op.posth.
11 7:07 Amazon
2 Bourrees, B160b
12 0:31 Amazon
13 0:30 Amazon
14 0:43 Amazon
Feuille d'album in E, Op.posth.
15 1:20 Amazon
16 1:05 Amazon
17 3:06 Amazon
18 2:11 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 11

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
24 Préludes, Op.28
1 0:38
2 2:13
3 0:58
4 2:08
5 0:35
6 2:08
7 0:56
8 2:03
9 1:38
10 0:33
11 0:42
12 1:17
13 3:14
14 0:39
15 4:55
16 1:10
17 3:16
18 0:57
19 1:23
20 1:56
21 1:51
22 0:42
23 0:58
24 2:26
25 0:50
26 4:34
27 4:02 Amazon
28 5:35 Amazon
29 5:08 Amazon
30 4:57 Amazon