Chopin Ballades

Lise de la Salle, Staatskapelle Dresden, Fabio Luisi - Chopin: Ballades, Piano Concerto No.2 (2010)

Lise de la Salle, Staatskapelle Dresden, Fabio Luisi - Chopin: Ballades, Piano Concerto No.2 (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 78:28 | 304 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naive | Catalog: V 5215

France's Naïve label has heavily promoted the career of the young pianist Lise de la Salle, who was 22 when this recording was made. Her fashion-spread good looks fit with Naïve's design concepts, and she has the ability to deliver the spontaneous, unorthodox performances the label favors. How does she fare in a field extremely crowded with Chopin recitals? Her performances certainly aren't derivative of anyone else, and this live recording from the Semperoper in Dresden (you get a one-minute track of just applause at the end) has a good deal of attention-getting flair. The standout feature of de la Salle's performance, in the four ballades at least, is her orientation toward slow tempos, inventively deployed.
Arthur Rubinstein - Chopin: Ballades & Scherzos (2004/2013) [Official Digital Download 24/176]

Arthur Rubinstein - Chopin: Ballades & Scherzos (2004/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/176.4 kHz | Time - 71:21 minutes | 2.39 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Remastered from first-generation session tapes at Soundmirror Inc., Boston MA. All sessions were recorded to 3-track 1/2-inch tape on Ampex 300 tape machines running at 15 inches per second.
Typical RCA Living Stereo mic setups included Neumann M-49 and U-47 condenser and RCA 77DX ribbon mics. Microphones were connected to custom-made RCA mixing consoles, which in turn fed the tape recorders.

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
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
Maurizio Pollini: The Complete Chopin Recordings 1972-2008 -  9CD Box Set (2011)

Maurizio Pollini: The Complete Chopin Recordings 1972-2008 - 9CD Box Set (2011)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,81 Gb | Covers 87 Mb
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Release Year: 2011

This 9-disc set pulls together Chopin recordings made between 1972 and 2008 by Maurizio Pollini. Works included are the etudes, the two familiar sonatas, the ballades, the scherzi, the preludes, the polonaises, and the nocturnes. Please note that this is far from a complete set of Chopin's piano works - missing are the concertos, most of the waltzes, most of the mazurkas, and most of the impromptus.
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