Chopin Waltzes

Chopin - Waltzes, Impromptus (Georges Cziffra)  Music

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  Music

Posted by Billeke2 at June 28, 2010
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)  Music

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
Louis Lortie - Louis Lortie Plays Chopin, Vol. 4 (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Louis Lortie - Louis Lortie Plays Chopin, Vol. 4 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 83:09 minutes | 1.18 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

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'.

Fliter, Markl, Scottish CO - Chopin: Piano Concertos (2014)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Dec. 11, 2014
Fliter, Markl, Scottish CO - Chopin: Piano Concertos (2014)

Fliter, Markl, Scottish CO - Chopin: Piano Concertos (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 267 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Linn Records | Catalog Number: 455

Award-winning pianist Ingrid Fliter makes her Linn debut with a distinctive performance of Chopin’s notoriously difficult piano concertos, featuring the Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jun Märkl. Since winning the silver medal at the 2000 Frederic Chopin Competition in Warsaw, Ingrid has built a reputation as a first-rate Chopin interpreter.

Chopin, Mendelssohn: Cello Sonatas - Wispelwey, Giacometti (2012)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Oct. 28, 2012
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.

V.A. - Liszt & Chopin: The Collection (5CD Box)  Music

Posted by Speedyclick at March 1, 2011
V.A. - Liszt & Chopin: The Collection (5CD Box)

V.A. - Liszt & Chopin: The Collection (5CD Box)
EAC Rips | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 53 | Scans | 6:03:55 | ~ 1,46 Gb & 893 Mb
Label: EMI Classics (Limited Edition) | 1980 - 1993 | Genre: Classical

Franz Liszt (1811-1886) and Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) are two very popular and beloved composers who lived in the first part of the 19th century. EMI-Classics had the idea to select some famous works of both and to create a nice 5CD Box in its "Limited Edition" series released in 1993, sponsored by a major Greek daily newspaper. The result is a really delightful 6 hours parade of great musical pieces for piano and orchestra with a light and pleasant mood. You will find Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsodies and Symphonic Poems together with Chopin's refreshing waltzes, impromptus and piano concertos. All digitally remastered and in lossless. Enjoy.

Chopin: Piano Sonata 3 etc / Ingrid Fliter  Music

Posted by Berthold_80 at March 18, 2010
Chopin: Piano Sonata 3 etc / Ingrid Fliter

Chopin: Piano Sonata No.3 etc - Ingrid Fliter
EMI | 2008
Lossless: EAC | ape (img + cue) | no log | 188 MB
Lossy: dBpoweramp | mp3 | CBR 320 kbps | 166 MB

“…an exciting technique and keen intelligence animated by an impetuous temperament…a remarkable talent.”
(The New York Times)