Chopin Ballades

Yundi Li - Chopin: Ballades, Berceuse and Mazurkas (2016)  Music

Posted by tomashass at March 9, 2016
Yundi Li - Chopin: Ballades, Berceuse and Mazurkas (2016)

Yundi Li - Chopin: Ballades, Berceuse and Mazurkas (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 00:55:54 | 130 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Following his 2015 release of Frédéric Chopin's Préludes on Deutsche Grammophon, Yundi Li continues his survey of the Polish master's works with the Four Ballades, the Berceuse in D flat major, and the Four Mazurkas, Op. 17. Yundi's album is part of his ongoing Chopin Project, which has the appearance of being his life's work, so closely is he associated with this music. In keeping with Chopin's preferences, Yundi plays with calm introspection and flexibility in his phrasing, which gives the music a spontaneity that avoids formulaic Romantic clichés. Most importantly, Yundi's use of rubato and his dynamic adjustments are appropriate to the music's flow and not employed for sentimentality or showmanship. Instead, Yundi gives the lyrical Ballades room to breathe, and the tugging of the tempo is always at the service of expression, rather than effect. To sample Yundi's exquisite treatment of line and pacing, the poetic opening of the Ballade in F major, Op. 38 (track two) is a good place to start. But for a livelier example, the Mazurka No. 1 in B flat major shows the pianist in fine form.
Chopin - Ballades & Nocturnes (Arthur Schoonderwoerd) (2009)

Chopin - Ballades & Nocturnes (Arthur Schoonderwoerd) (2009)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 223 MB
Label: Alpha | Catalog N.: 147 | TT: 61:49

The four Ballades for piano, composed between 1835 and 1842, have a particular status in Chopin's production. As opposed to the "small forms" inspired by dances, they give birth to vast developments of a new, almost revolutionary genre bearing an epic breadth characteristic of the emergence of the Romantic Age. Like his friend Delacroix, who knew how to express the spirit of his times to be heroic in his paintings, Chopin here develops the aesthetic line of the musical story, rich with multiple sparkling colors. The piano Arthur Schoonderwoerd plays is an exact contemporary of the pieces executed and was miraculously conserved in its original state.
F.Chopin - Ballades, Impromtus, Preludes - Bella Davidovich

F.Chopin - Ballades, Impromtus, Preludes - Bella Davidovich, piano; LSO - Neville Marriner
2CD | APE+CUE+LOG/MP3+M3U + Cover+Booklet | 403.6/220.3Mb | Brilliant Classics 93528
The Rubinstein Collection Volume 45 - Chopin Ballades & Scherzos (1959 & 1965 recordings)

The Rubinstein Collection Volume 45 - Chopin Ballades & Scherzos (1959 & 1965 recordings)
Genre: Romantic piano music | 1 CD | EAC & FLAC (CUE+LOG) | Complete Covers & PDF | 327 MB
1959 & 1965 recording, 1999 release | Publisher: RCA Red Seal 09026 63045-2
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Frédéric Chopin - Ballades - Impromptus - Bella Davidovich  (2007)

Frédéric Chopin - Ballades - Impromptus - Bella Davidovich
Classical Music | mp3 320 Kbps | 133 MB
Decca Music Group Limited 2007
London Symphony Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda and Seong-Jin Cho - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1; Ballades (2016)

London Symphony Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda and Seong-Jin Cho - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1; Ballades (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:19:04 | 182MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Long queues formed outside record stores throughout Asia when Deutsche Grammophon rush-released its recording of live highlights from Seong-Jin Cho’s performances at the 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition. The South Korean pianist stormed the album charts in countries across the region last November, securing his status among classical music’s brightest rising stars and attracting worldwide critical acclaim. His first studio recording for the yellow label, set for international release on Friday 25 November, presents the compelling coupling of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor and the same composer’s Four Ballades, works at the heart of the 22-year-old artist’s repertoire. “This really is dream repertoire for me,” notes Cho, who fell in love with the Ballades as a child after hearing Krystian Zimerman’s recording of the works for Deutsche Grammophon.
Living Stereo: Frederic Chopin - Arthur Rubinstein - Ballades and Scherzos (2004) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC} [RE-UP]

Frederic Chopin - Arthur Rubinstein - Ballades and Scherzos
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,09 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,23 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCA Red Seal "Living Stereo" # 82876-61396-2 | Country/Year: Europe 2004, 1959
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Piano

"If you like Artur Rubinstein's Chopin, then this is a disc to get. (…) Everyone will have favourite recordings (Perahia in the Ballades, Richter or Arrau in the Scherzi)but the more you listen to Rubenstein the more you understand his reputation as a Chopin magician…" ~sa-cd.net
Living Stereo: Frederic Chopin - Arthur Rubinstein - Ballades and Scherzos (2004) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Frederic Chopin - Arthur Rubinstein - Ballades and Scherzos
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,09 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,23 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCA Red Seal "Living Stereo" # 82876-61396-2 | Country/Year: Europe 2004, 1959
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Piano

"If you like Artur Rubinstein's Chopin, then this is a disc to get. (…) Everyone will have favourite recordings (Perahia in the Ballades, Richter or Arrau in the Scherzi)but the more you listen to Rubenstein the more you understand his reputation as a Chopin magician…" ~sa-cd.net

Chopin: The Four Ballades (Cambridge Music Handbooks)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by chiquitas at June 6, 2010
Chopin: The Four Ballades (Cambridge Music Handbooks)

Chopin: The Four Ballades (Cambridge Music Handbooks)
Cambridge University Press | 1992-11-27 | ISBN: 0521384613 | PDF | 4 Mb | 116 pages

Chopin's four ballades are widely regarded as being among the most significant extended works for solo piano of the nineteenth century. In an illuminating discussion, Jim Samson combines history and analysis to provide a comprehensive picture of these popular piano works, investigating the social and musical background to Chopin's music, evaluating the many printed editions of the ballads before considering their critical reception and the differing interpretations of well-known nineteenth- and twentieth-century pianists.

BBC - Chopin: The Women Behind the Music (2010)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Aug. 9, 2016
BBC - Chopin: The Women Behind the Music (2010)

BBC - Chopin: The Women Behind the Music (2010)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 4000 Kbps | 1h 29mn | 2.61 GB
Audio: English AC-3 192 Kbps, 2 channels |Subs: English
Genre: Documentary, Music

Documentary which follows young pianist James Rhodes on a journey to Warsaw, Paris and London to discover the women whose voices had such a powerful influence on the composer Chopin. These included Konstancja, a young soprano and the object of his teenage affections; Delfina, the sexually notorious Polish Parisian emigre countess; fellow composer and opera singer Pauline Viardot; and Swedish opera star Jenny Lind, who so affected Chopin in the final years of his life.