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The Life and Works of Chopin


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Item number NA445612
Barcode 9789626344569
Release date 2/1/2010
Category Spoken Word
Label NAXOS AUDIO BOOKS
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 4
Performers
Classical Artist Lesser, Anton
Disc: 1
1 Chopin and the soul of the piano 00:01:49 Siepmann, Jeremy Jason, Neville Lesser, Anton Claxton, Elaine Archer, Karen
2 Berceuse in D-Flat Major, Op. 57 00:02:17 Biret, Idil
3 Chopin the Pole 00:01:48 Siepmann, Jeremy Jason, Neville Lesser, Anton Claxton, Elaine Archer, Karen
4 Polonaise No. 13 in G Minor 00:01:04 Biret, Idil
5 Early education 00:03:05 Siepmann, Jeremy Jason, Neville Lesser, Anton Claxton, Elaine Archer, Karen
6 Variations on a German air, "Der Schweizerbub" 00:01:33 Biret, Idil
7 Encounters with the Polish peasantry 00:01:02 Siepmann, Jeremy Jason, Neville Lesser, Anton Claxton, Elaine Archer, Karen
8 Mazurka No. 42 in G Major, Op. 67, No. 1 00:01:13 Biret, Idil
9 Chopin as industrious pupil 00:00:58 Siepmann, Jeremy Jason, Neville Lesser, Anton Claxton, Elaine Archer, Karen
10 Piano Sonata No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 4: I. Allegro 00:01:49 Biret, Idil
11 He finds his true voice as a composer 00:01:50 Siepmann, Jeremy Jason, Neville Lesser, Anton Claxton, Elaine Archer, Karen
12 Rondo a la mazur in F Major, Op. 5 00:01:05 Biret, Idil
13 The fun-loving teenager 00:01:17 Siepmann, Jeremy Jason, Neville Lesser, Anton Claxton, Elaine Archer, Karen
14 3 Ecoissaises, Op. 72: No. 3 in D-Flat Major 00:00:45 Biret, Idil
15 Onset of illness and the death of a sister 00:02:05 Siepmann, Jeremy Jason, Neville Lesser, Anton Claxton, Elaine Archer, Karen
16 Nocturne No. 19 in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 1 00:04:32 Biret, Idil
17 'Hats off, Gentlemen! A genius!' 00:01:36 Siepmann, Jeremy Jason, Neville Lesser, Anton Claxton, Elaine Archer, Karen
18 Variations on La ci darem from Mozart's Don Giovan 00:03:41 Biret, Idil
19 The influence of Paganini 00:01:19 Siepmann, Jeremy Jason, Neville Lesser, Anton Claxton, Elaine Archer, Karen
20 Variations in A Major, "Souvenir de Paganini" 00:02:10 Biret, Idil
21 The first Etudes 00:00:44 Siepmann, Jeremy Jason, Neville Lesser, Anton Claxton, Elaine Archer, Karen
22 Etude No. 4 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 10, No. 4 00:02:15 Biret, Idil
23 Success in Vienna 00:05:58 Siepmann, Jeremy Jason, Neville Lesser, Anton Claxton, Elaine Archer, Karen
24 Nocturne No. 13 in C Minor, Op. 48, No. 1 00:01:23 Biret, Idil
25 Chopin in love 00:05:19 Siepmann, Jeremy Jason, Neville Lesser, Anton Claxton, Elaine Archer, Karen
26 Polonaise brillante in C Major, Op. 3 00:01:33 Glemser, Bernd Kliegel, Maria
27 Stagnation, celebrity and the first Concerto 00:02:18 Siepmann, Jeremy Jason, Neville Lesser, Anton Claxton, Elaine Archer, Karen
28 Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21: II. Largh 00:01:42 Biret, Idil Stankovsky, Robert Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
29 Return of vitality and inspiration 00:05:10 Siepmann, Jeremy Jason, Neville Lesser, Anton Claxton, Elaine Archer, Karen
30 Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11: II. Roman 00:10:49 Biret, Idil Stankovsky, Robert Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
31 Farewells and the final departure from Poland 00:01:38 Siepmann, Jeremy Jason, Neville Lesser, Anton Claxton, Elaine Archer, Karen
Disc: 2
1 Europe and Chopin in crisis 00:07:43 Siepmann, Jeremy Jason, Neville Lesser, Anton Claxton, Elaine Archer, Karen
2 Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 20 00:04:28 Biret, Idil
3 Arrival in Paris 00:02:24 Siepmann, Jeremy Jason, Neville Lesser, Anton Claxton, Elaine Archer, Karen
4 Waltz No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 18 00:05:31 Biret, Idil
5 Paris, politics, Poles and performance 00:07:40 Siepmann, Jeremy Jason, Neville Lesser, Anton Claxton, Elaine Archer, Karen
6 Impromptu No. 1 in A-Flat Major, Op. 29 00:04:27 Biret, Idil
7 Chopin and the Opera 00:01:49 Siepmann, Jeremy Jason, Neville Lesser, Anton Claxton, Elaine Archer, Karen
8 Andante spianato, Op. 22 00:04:37 Biret, Idil
9 Chopin and Kalkbrenner 00:02:15 Siepmann, Jeremy Jason, Neville Lesser, Anton Claxton, Elaine Archer, Karen
10 Etude No. 5 in G-Flat Major, Op. 10, No. 5, "Black 00:01:47 Biret, Idil
11 The cholera epidemic; the fashionable teacher 00:07:52 Siepmann, Jeremy Jason, Neville Lesser, Anton Claxton, Elaine Archer, Karen
12 Etude No. 12 in C Minor, Op. 10, No. 12, "Revoluti 00:03:02 Biret, Idil
13 Teaching in earnest 00:04:58 Siepmann, Jeremy Jason, Neville Lesser, Anton Claxton, Elaine Archer, Karen
14 Etude No. 16 in A Minor, Op. 25, No. 4 00:01:47 Biret, Idil
15 'Souplesse avant tout!' 00:02:24 Siepmann, Jeremy Jason, Neville Lesser, Anton Claxton, Elaine Archer, Karen
16 Nocturne No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 9, No. 1 00:05:34 Biret, Idil
Disc: 3
1 The Wodzinska affair 00:03:43 Siepmann, Jeremy Jason, Neville Lesser, Anton Claxton, Elaine Archer, Karen
2 Nocturne No. 9 in B Major, Op. 32, No. 1 00:02:08 Biret, Idil
3 'An elegant, pale, sad young man' 00:02:14 Siepmann, Jeremy Jason, Neville Lesser, Anton Claxton, Elaine Archer, Karen
4 Nocturne No. 8 in D-Flat Major, Op. 27, No. 2 00:06:10 Biret, Idil
5 George Sand and A Majorcan winter 00:22:08 Siepmann, Jeremy Jason, Neville Lesser, Anton Claxton, Elaine Archer, Karen
6 Preludes, Op. 28: No. 18 in F Minor - No. 19 in E- 00:06:17 Biret, Idil
7 Misanthropy, hypocrisy and prejudice 00:03:38 Siepmann, Jeremy Jason, Neville Lesser, Anton Claxton, Elaine Archer, Karen
8 Mazurka No. 35 in C Minor, Op. 56, No. 3 00:07:25 Biret, Idil
9 At Nohant: an idyllic and creative summer 00:02:33 Siepmann, Jeremy Jason, Neville Lesser, Anton Claxton, Elaine Archer, Karen
10 Impromptu No. 2 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 36 00:05:47 Biret, Idil
11 The Idyll continues 00:04:57 Siepmann, Jeremy Jason, Neville Lesser, Anton Claxton, Elaine Archer, Karen
12 Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 35: III. M 00:10:41 Biret, Idil
Disc: 4
1 The return to Paris 00:02:27 Siepmann, Jeremy Jason, Neville Lesser, Anton Claxton, Elaine Archer, Karen
2 Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52 00:02:11 Biret, Idil
3 Chopin grows moody, petulant and volatile 00:05:57 Siepmann, Jeremy Jason, Neville Lesser, Anton Claxton, Elaine Archer, Karen
4 Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58: IV. Finale: 00:05:33 Biret, Idil
5 Failing health and mounting tensions 00:04:34 Siepmann, Jeremy Jason, Neville Lesser, Anton Claxton, Elaine Archer, Karen
6 Barcarolle, Op. 60 00:08:42 Biret, Idil
7 The break with Sand; illness; London 00:12:33 Siepmann, Jeremy Jason, Neville Lesser, Anton Claxton, Elaine Archer, Karen
8 Prelude No. 8 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 28, No. 8 00:01:53 Biret, Idil
9 Scotland, London, Paris; decline and death 00:14:01 Siepmann, Jeremy Jason, Neville Lesser, Anton Claxton, Elaine Archer, Karen
10 Polonaise No. 6 in A-Flat Major, Op. 53, "Heroic" 00:07:13 Biret, Idil
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