Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 1 in C minor, Op. 4

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Chopin: Complete Piano Sonatas

Chopin: Complete Piano Sonatas


Chopin:

Piano Sonata No. 1 in C minor, Op. 4

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 'Marche funèbre'

Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58


Joseph Moog (piano)

Winner of the Gramophone Magazine’s Young Artist of the Year award in 2015, the year he was nominated for a Grammy for the Moszkowski & Grieg concertos album, Joseph Moog is recognised as one of the truly outstanding young virtuoso pianists of our time. The same magazine, reviewing Moog’s Rachmaninov 3rd concerto called it "one of the most formidable" performances in the catalogue – praise indeed!

For his new release Joseph has turned to Chopin – the complete piano sonatas. The first sonata is a rarely heard work. It shows the young composer as yet untouched by the influences of Beethoven, Hummel, Field, Kalkbrenner and the other great composer pianists of the period. It owes more to Mozart and the late classical period. By the time of the 2nd sonata, Chopin had fully absorbed the early romanticism of Hummel and Field, and developed a strong distinctive voice. The slow movement, a funeral march is one of the most famous pieces of music ever composed. The 3rd sonata is a masterpiece, one of the greatest works for piano of the 19th century, and represents the total mastery Chopin had achieved by the end of his tragically short life.

“The young German virtuoso…brings crisp brilliance to its outer movements and plays the unusual 5/4 Larghetto with freedom. In naturally recorded sound, he shows how radiant textures in the Minuetto and Trio surely anticipate the Minuet of Szymanowski’s First Sonata…Moog makes one sit up and listen afresh to the opening of the Sonata in B flat minor…[and] conveys a sense of restraint while revelling in its beauty” BBC Music Magazine, Christmas 2016 *****

“There’s a lot to be impressed by, and the young pianist’s fans will be interested to hear him in the repertoire” Gramophone Magazine, December 2016

“The First Sonata [is] well played…[the second receives] a compelling performance…[the third is] an excellent performance of a masterpiece. The recording is clear and bright and very well captured…I am looking forward to Mr. Moog’s next recording with anticipation” MusicWeb International, 10th May 2017

Onyx - ONYX4152

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Chopin: The 3 Piano Sonatas

Chopin: The 3 Piano Sonatas


Chopin:

Piano Sonata No. 1 in C minor, Op. 4

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 'Marche funèbre'

Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58


Erato - 2322882

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Chopin: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-3 & 24 Études

Chopin: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-3 & 24 Études


Chopin:

Piano Sonata No. 1 in C minor, Op. 4

Études (12), Op. 25

Fantasia in F minor, Op. 49

Études (12), Op. 10

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 'Marche funèbre'

Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58


“An exciting and fiery interpretation of the Etudes. Ashkenazy's magnificent rendition of the famous Revolutionary Study (Op. 10 No. 12) is one of the best - rhythmically well-grounded and strong-pulsed.” BBC Music Magazine, November 2006

Decca - Double Decca - 4662502

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Chopin: Complete Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-3

Chopin: Complete Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-3


Chopin:

Piano Sonata No. 1 in C minor, Op. 4

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 'Marche funèbre'

Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58


Wolfram Schmitt-Leonardy (piano)

This new recording presents the three Piano Sonatas by Frédéric Chopin, large-scale works by a composer by was primarily a master of the small form, the Nocturne, Ballade, Prelude, Mazurka or Impromptu.

Chopin’s first Sonata is from his youth, an ambitious work in semiclassical style but already bearing Chopin’s characteristics in its lyricism and freedom. The second Piano Sonata is the most famous, including the iconic Funeral March, a passionate 4-movement work of staggering originality. The third Sonata is the most forward-looking in its intense chromatism and advanced harmony.

Wolfram Schmitt-Leonardy is one of Germany’s foremost pianists. Next to his active career he made some excellent recordings for Brilliant Classics, notably the complete Brahms Variations, 2 Schumann CD’s and several Chopin recordings, which were highly praised in the international press, Jed Distler wrote on Classicstoday.com: “he achieves a fusion of impassioned ardor and classical textual rigor… the best of Schmitt-Leonardy’s Chopin adds up to a stimulating and compelling listening journey well worth traveling, even if you’ve heard these works hundreds of times”.

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Brilliant Classics - 95209BR

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Chopin: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1 & 3

Chopin: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1 & 3


Chopin:

Piano Sonata No. 1 in C minor, Op. 4

Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58


Angeles Iglesias (piano)

Without a doubt, Frederic Chopin is the poet of the piano. With Beethoven, the piano already held a dominant position among musical instruments, but with Chopin it achieved poetic status. Chopin explored every possible genre for the piano and this disc explores some of them.

Lindoro - NL3015

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Chopin: The Complete Works, Vol. 2, "Hats Off"

Chopin: The Complete Works, Vol. 2, "Hats Off"


Chopin:

Piano Sonata No. 1 in C minor, Op. 4

Polonaise No. 8 in D minor, Op. 71 No. 1

Polonaise No. 9 in B flat major, Op. 71 No. 2

Polonaise No. 10 in F minor, Op. 71 No. 3

Rondo in C major, Op. 73

Contredanse in G flat major, KKAnh.Ia/4

Waltz No. 16 in A flat major, Op. post., KKIVa:13, B 21

Waltz No. 17 in E flat major, Op. post., KKIVa:14, B 46

Variations on Mozart's 'La ci darem la mano' in B flat major, Op. 2

(arr. for piano)


Ian Hobson (piano)

Zephyr Ian Hobson Chopin Complete Works - Z133-09

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Chopin: Young Piano Works

Chopin: Young Piano Works


Chopin:

Piano Sonata No. 1 in C minor, Op. 4

Rondo in C major, Op. 73

Rondo in E flat major, Op. 16

Rondo a la Mazurka, Op. 5

Rondo in C minor Op. 1


Joanna Trzeciak (piano)

Pavane - ADW7291

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$15.00

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Frédéric Chopin Edition Volume 9 - Piano Sonatas

Frédéric Chopin Edition Volume 9 - Piano Sonatas


Chopin:

Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 'Marche funèbre'

Piano Sonata No. 1 in C minor, Op. 4


Amid the countless small salon forms evoked by fashion in the mid-1800s, the sonata form continued to reign supreme. Chopin’s sonatas are among his best-loved works and the most gorgeously composed sonatas of the time. Up and coming pianist Eugéne Mursky executes all three with style and musicianship to spare.

“I loved every minute of this outstanding release with Mursky providing accounts that can stand comparison with the finest. Clearly born to play Chopin, he is in quite remarkable form.” MusicWeb International, March 2013

Profil Medien Frédéric Chopin Edition - PH04074

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Chopin: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-3

Chopin: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-3


Chopin:

Piano Sonata No. 1 in C minor, Op. 4

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 'Marche funèbre'

Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58


Howard Shelley (piano: Erard 1849, Pleyel 1848)

Shelley’s discography now numbers well over 120 recordings and he has won awards for some of these. In 2007 he gave the Chopin Birthday concert in Warsaw as conductor and pianist.

“Helped by the shorter decay of the notes, textural details often obscured by modern instruments emerge, while utterly different tone colours from those we're used to throw fresh light on the music. I doubt if even pianophiles who would willingly wait a few years before listening yet again to such familiar scores will be anything less than fascinated by the results.” Gramophone Magazine, November 2011

Frederick Chopin Institute - The Real Chopin - NIFCCD022

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$15.00

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Chopin: The Three Piano Sonatas

Chopin: The Three Piano Sonatas


Chopin:

Piano Sonata No. 1 in C minor, Op. 4

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 'Marche funèbre'

Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58


Louis Demetrius Alvanis (piano)

Meridian - CDE84537

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$16.25

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