Chopin Waltzes

Chopin - Waltzes, Impromptus (Georges Cziffra)  

Posted by ArlegZ at March 14, 2011
Chopin - Waltzes, Impromptus (Georges Cziffra)

Chopin - Waltzes, Impromptus (Georges Cziffra)
Classical | EAC | Flac, Img+Cue, Log, Scans | 264.75 MB
CD1: 79’08 | June 12, 2007 | EMI Classics

Cziffra first recorded Chopin's Waltzes 1-14 along with his electrifying account of the Etudes Op.10 & 25 (now on EMI's recent CZIFFRA plays CHOPIN 5 CD box set 5 85012 2) when he moved from EMI to Philips in 1962. This recording for EMI which includes the additional five posthumous Waltzes, was recorded in 1977/78. In many ways Cziffra's account reflects the style of the so called `Golden Age' of piano playing in that he sometimes plays the left hand slightly before the right to emphasise the melody, adds extra tonic chords at the end of a piece, and plays with some personal rubato, especially in the slower Waltzes such as Op.69 No.1 (L'Adieu), C sharp minor Op.64 No.2, and the A minor (Lento) Op.34 No.2).
Frédéric Chopin - Waltzes (A. Brailowsky, 1950) - REPOST

Frédéric Chopin - Waltzes (A. Brailowsky) - REPOST
Classical | Recording: 1950 | RCA Red Seal, Vintage Collection | BVCC-37330
24 Bit/96 KHz Remastering | ADD | Mono
WV + CUE + LOG | 96 dpi scans | 175 MB | RapidShare | 1 CD | 50:22

Frederic Chopin: Waltzes (Jean-Marc Luisada)  

Posted by steinwaytony at Nov. 16, 2009
Frederic Chopin: Waltzes (Jean-Marc Luisada)

Frederic Chopin: Waltzes (Jean-Marc Luisada)
Apple Lossless (XLD) | Cue + Log | Deutsche Grammophon 431 779-2 | 1 CD, 191 MB
Classical | Cover, no scans | Rapidshare

Though Luisada is by no means old, his playing takes us back to another age.
Arthur Rubinstein boasted that he changed the way Chopin was perceived, making him more masculine and straightforward than romantic players like de Pachmann and Paderewski did. Rubinstein's Chopin was in fact a reflection of his own more literal time – a time that also produced Backhaus and Toscanini – as well as Rubinstein's own love for the classiciam of Brahms which, under the influence of Joachim, pre-dated the Polish expatriate's love for Chopin.
Rubinstein clearly felt uncomfortable with the feminine, salon qualities that cannot be divorced from Chopin's sensibility. Descriptions of the composer's own playing make it clear that he was improvisatory, ethereal in his dynamics and that he reveled in rubato; Chopin was even accused of not being able to play in time. These qualities are rarely evident in modern players, who imagine they present a "greater" Chopin by robbing him of his true personality.
Luisada is not a modern player. His Chopin evokes memories of some of the greatest interpreters of earlier ages – especially de Pachmann and Maryla Jonas (whose rare recordings are available from Pearl). Luisada's rubato will seem willful and wayward to those raised to believe Rubinstein was the last word on Chopin, but it will delight those who would like to hear something closer to the first word.

– [5-star] review
The Rubinstein Collection Volume 47 - Chopin: Waltzes & Impromptus (1962-1964)

The Rubinstein Collection Volume 47 - Chopin: Waltzes & Impromptus (1962-1964)
Genre: Romantic Solo Piano | 1 CD | EAC & FLAC (CUE+LOG) | Complete Covers & PDF | 309 MB
1962-1964 recording, 1999 release | Publisher: RCA Red Seal 09026 63047-2
Frédéric Chopin - Waltzes - Kocsis, Zoltan (piano)   (2007)

Frédéric Chopin - Waltzes - Kocsis, Zoltan (piano)
Classical Music | mp3 320 Kbps | 120 MB
Decca Music Group Limited 2007
Chopin, Mendelssohn: Cello Sonatas - Wispelwey, Giacometti (2012)

Chopin, Mendelssohn: Cello Sonatas - Wispelwey, Giacometti (2012)
X Lossless Decoder | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 305 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Onyx | Catalog Number: 4078

Pieter Wispelwey and his gut-string cello partner for a second time with Paolo Giacometti in a programme of Chopin and Mendelssohn. But there is a another great musical figure on this disc – the cellist and composer Karl Davidoff, who studied with Moscheles and Mendelssohn’s violinist and composer friend Ferdinand David. Davidoff’s brilliant arrangements of the Chopin Waltzes Op. 64 form a sparkling interlude between Mendelssohn’s brilliant 2nd sonata, and Chopin’s late and great sonata for cello and piano.

Chopin: Complete Waltzes / Ingrid Fliter (2009)  

Posted by Berthold_80 at March 15, 2010
Chopin: Complete Waltzes / Ingrid Fliter (2009)

Chopin: The Complete Waltzes (Ingrid Fliter)
EMI Classics | Oct 12 2009
Lossless: EAC | ape (img + cue) | log | 150 MB
Lossy: dBpoweramp | mp3 (lame) | CBR 320 kbps | 149 MB

Clearly born for Chopin, her playing is a marvel of the most refined fluency and affection . . . Fliter will make lesser pianists wonder at her effortless musical grace and unfaltering command.

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.
Louis Lortie Plays Chopin: Volume 4 - Waltzes, Noctumes (2015)

Louis Lortie Plays Chopin: Volume 4 - Waltzes, Noctumes (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 1 CD | 199 MB
Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 10852 | 30th March 2015

This is the fourth volume of Louis Lortie’s highly successful series devoted to Chopin. The recording perfectly illustrates how Chopin elevated the waltz to a genre of musical art, from danses de salon – evocative of a genial milieu – to ‘works’ with proper opus numbers. Growing up in the 1820s, the composer at first viewed the waltz purely pragmatically, as a means to a social end in the dance salon. But after spending time in Vienna and Paris in the 1830s he decided that a waltz might be worthy of the deeper appreciation accorded a ‘work’.
Frederic Chopin - Alice Sara Ott - Complete Waltzes (2009, Deutsche Grammophon # 477 8095 GH) [RE-UP]

Frederic Chopin - Alice Sara Ott - Complete Waltzes
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 170 MB | Artwork: 71 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Deutsche Grammophon # 477 8095 GH | Country/Year: Germany 2009
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Waltz

"German-Japanese pianist Alice Sara Ott is a performer who appears to care more about the score and the composer than about her image and interpretations. After promoting Lang-Lang, a pianist of maximal technique but debatable taste, DG has given Ott an exclusive recording contract, and her first release, the complete waltzes of Chopin, shows her to be a pianist of taste and restraint…" ~allmusicguide