12 March 2012

Chopin - The Complete Works

16 CD | iTunes FLAC tracks | Scans | 3,48 GB
Released: November 2008 | Label: HYPERION
Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
'This is an oustanding achievement, which any genuine Chopin lover and student of Romantic music should own … A landmark in the recording of Chopin's music … Garrick Ohlsson and Hyperion deserve the greatest success in bringing this important undertaking to such a consistently impressive conclusion' (International Record Review)
'Hyperion's big deal … Ohlsson is a powerful and committed player, and is afforded very good sound by the engineers … This is almost certainly how these pieces were played in Chopin's time' (Mail on Sunday)
'The collaborative works receive particularly rewarding performances… Ohlsson arguably offers more consistent artistry than Biret, Ashkenazy, Magaloff, and Harasiewicz' (
'Garrick Ohlsson’s complete survey of everything Chopin wrote for piano (including chamber music, songs, and for piano and orchestra) will delight the completist and the Chopin connoisseur. Ohlsson (who won the Chopin International Piano Competition in 1970) gives us accounts of this wondrous repertoire in weighty and commanding style, aristocratic and impulsive (but not lacking light and shade or contemplative contrasts) and, at times, very sensitive and searching. These vivid recordings were made in the second half of the 1990s and have previously appeared on the Arabesque label. They now sit very well in Hyperion’s catalogue' (
Piano Sonata No 1 in C minor, Op.4
Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor, Op.35
Piano Sonata No 3 in B minor, Op.58
Twenty-Four Preludes, Op.28
25 No 14 in E flat minor: Largo [1'08]
26 Presto con leggerezza 'Prelude in A flat major', KKIVb/7 [0'40]
27 Prelude in C sharp minor, Op.45 [5'48]
28 Funeral March in C minor, Op.72 No 2 [4'33]
29 Fugue in A minor, KKIVc/2 [2'54]
30 Rondo in C minor, Op.1 [9'27]
31 Rondo a la mazur in F major, Op.5 [9'58]
Etudes, Op.10
Etudes, Op.25
Nouvelles etudes, KKIIb/3
1 Fantasy in F minor, Op.49 [13'20]
2 Ballade No 1 in G minor, Op 23 [10'19]
3 Ballade No 2 in A minor, Op 38 [8'36]
4 Ballade No 3 in A flat major, Op 47 [8'27]
5 Ballade No 4 in F minor, Op 52 [12'14]
6 Introduction and Rondo in E flat major, Op 16 [11'11]
7 Rondo in C major, Op.73 [10'22]
1 Scherzo No 1 in B minor, Op.20 [11'24]
2 Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor, Op.31 [12'21]
3 Scherzo No 3 in C sharp minor, Op.39 [9'14]
4 Scherzo No 4 in E major, Op.54 [12'31]
5 Movement 8: Variation VI. Largo, KKIIb/2 (Chopin) [2'21]
6 Introduction and Variations in E major on a German national air 'Der Schweizerbub', KKIVa/4 [8'41]
7 Variations brillantes in B flat major on 'Je vends des scapulaires' from Herold's Ludovic, Op.12 [9'00]
8 Allegro de concert in A major, Op.46 [12'20]
11 Polonaises
1-5 Polonaises
6 Introduction and Bolero in A minor, Op.19 [7'45]
7 Tarantelle in A flat major, Op.43 [3'02]
8 Impromptu No 1 in A flat major, Op.29 [4'21]
9 Impromptu No 2 in F sharp major, Op.36 [6'21]
10 Impromptu No 3 in G flat major, Op.51 [5'54]
11 Fantasy Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op.66 [5'12]
12 Nocturnes
9 Nocturnes
9 Lento con espressione in C sharp minor 'Nocturne', KKIVa/16 [4'46]
10 Cantabile in B flat major, KKIVb/6 [1'00]
11 Moderato in E major 'Albumblatt', KKIVb/12 [1'26]
12 Largo in E flat major, KKIVb/5 [1'37]
13 Variations in A major 'Souvenir de Paganini', KKIVa/10 [3'32]
14 Berceuse in D flat major, Op.57 [5'57]
15 Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op.60 [8'47]
1-17 Waltzes
18 Sostenuto in E flat major 'Waltz', KKIVb/10 [2'18]
19 Waltz in E flat major, KKIVa/14 [2'51]
20 Waltz in F sharp minor 'Valse melancolique', KKIb/7 [3'37]
21 Contredanse in G flat major, KKAnh.Ia/4 [2'11]
Ecossaises, Op.72 No 3
29 Mazurkas
28 Mazurkas
Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21
Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor, Op.11
with Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Kazimierz Kord (conductor)
1-7 Variations in B flat major on 'La ci darem la mano' from Mozart's Don Giovanni, Op.2
8 Fantasy on Polish Airs, Op.13 [15'00]
9 Rondo a la krakowiak, Op.14 [14'23]
Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise, Op.22
with Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Kazimierz Kord (conductor)
1-4 Cello Sonata in G minor, Op.65
5 Introduction and Polonaise brillante in C major, Op.3 [9'27]
6 Grand Duo in E major on themes from Meyerbeer's Robert le Diable, KKIIb/1 [14'19]
with Carter Brey (cello)
Piano Trio in G minor, Op.8 Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
with Leila Josefowicz (violin), Carter Brey (cello)
1 Zyczenie 'The Maiden's Wish', Op.74 No 1 'Gdybyn ja byla sloneczkiem...'' [1'48]
2 Wiosna 'Spring', Op.74 No 2 'Blyszcza krople rosy' [2'21]
3 Smutna rzeka 'Sad river', Op.74 No 3 'Rzeko z cudzoziemcow strony' [3'17]
4 Hulanka 'Drinking song', Op.74 No 4 'Szynkareczko, szafareczko' [2'31]
5 Gdzie lubi 'There where she loves', Op.74 No 5 'Strumyk lubi w dolinie' [1'19]
6 Precz z moich oczu! 'Out of my sight!', Op.74 No 6 [3'25]
7 Posel 'The messenger', Op.74 No 7 'Rosnie trawka, ziolko' [2'42]
8 Sliczny chlopiec 'Handsome lad', Op.74 No 8 'Wzniosly, smukly i mlody' [3'00]
9 Melodya, Op.74 No 9 'Z gor, gdzie dzwigali' [2'46]
10 Wojak 'The warrior', Op.74 No 10 'Rzy moj gniady, ziemie grzebie' [2'09]
11 Dwojaki koniec 'The double end', Op.74 No 11 'Rok sie kochali, a wiek sie nie widzieli...' [1'47]
12 Moja pieszczotka 'My darling', Op.74 No 12 [2'03]
13 Nie ma czego trzeba 'Faded and vanished', Op.74 No 13 'Mgla mi do oczu...' [5'32]
14 Pierscien 'The ring', Op.74 No 14 'Smutno nianki ci spiewaly' [1'57]
15 Narzeczony 'The bridegroom', Op.74 No 15 'Wiatr zaszumial miedzy krzewy' [2'26]
16 Piosnka Litewska 'Lithuanian song', Op.74 No 16 'Bardzo raniuchno wschodzilo sloneczko' [2'08]
17 Spiew grobowy 'Hymn from the tomb', Op.74 No 17 'Leci liscie z drzewa' [4'44]
18 Czary 'Witchcraft', KKIVa/11 'To sa czary, pewno czary!' [2'44]
19 Dumka 'Reverie', KKIVb/9 'Mgla mi do oczu zawiewa z lona' [1'26]
20 Variations in E major on 'Non piu mesta' from Rossini's La Cenerentola, KKAnh.Ia/5 [7'21]
I'm beginning here to resurrect some of the works that "disappeared" from Avax or were "abandoned" from the original uploaders. There's not a real thought behind it, I'm just cleaning up my HDs and following the wind. What I downloaded long ago is flowing back. All credits go to the first uploader. Enjoy...


Anonymous said...

Fantastic Post!
I've been wanting to hear some of this - would be great to get the original some point.
Thank you for the time & patience & kindness.

Anonymous said...

"iTunes FLAC tracks"... Uhm, iTunes doesn't support FLAC, neither on Windows nor on OS X. You have to convert them in one way or another. I just find it a bit odd that you would list "iTunes FLAC tracks" as a format.

matongsai said...

Thanks a lot. By"iTunes FLAC", do you mean "ALAC"?

Toutatis said...

Nono, it's FLAC tracks. I guess someone converted it.
I can see it's FLAC, I can see "iTunes" in the tag data, I can hear it's good and that's all folks.