26 May 2012

F.Chopin Complete Works

Classical, Romantic| 16 CD | EAC | FLAC tracks, no CUE, no LOG
Scans | 3,52 GB | Fileserve & Filesonic | TT 19h12'55"
Released: November 2008 | Label: HYPERION CDS44351/66

Vol. 1 - Sonatas
Vol. 2 - Preludes
Vol. 3 - Etudes
Vol. 4 - Ballades
Vol. 5 - Scherzi & Variations
Vol. 6 - Polonaises & Impromptus
Vol. 7 - Polonaises & Impromptus
Vol. 8 - Nocturnes
Vol. 9 - Nocturnes
Vol.10 - Waltzes
Vol.11 - Mazurkas
Vol.12 - Mazurkas
Vol.13 - Masterpieces & Miniatures
Vol.14 - The Orchestral Works
Vol.15 - Chamber Works
Vol.16 - Songs

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' (

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...


Claudio said...

thank you for this awesome collection!

Shawn Anderson said...

thank you for this awesome collection!

Audentity said...

Two words: epic post. Thanks a million!!