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Ohlsson, Garrick (piano)
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Garrick Ohlsson (piano)

Since his triumph as winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, pianist Garrick Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretative and technical prowess. Although he has long been regarded as one of the world’s leading exponents of the music of Frédéric Chopin, Mr Ohlsson commands an enormous repertoire, which ranges over the entire piano literature. A student of the late Claudio Arrau, Mr Ohlsson has come to be noted for his masterly performances of the works of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, as well as the Romantic repertoire. His concerto repertoire alone is unusually wide and eclectic, and he has at his command some eighty concertos.

Mr Ohlsson is an avid chamber musician who has collaborated with the Cleveland, Emerson, Takács and Tokyo string quartets, among other ensembles. Together with violinist Jorja Fleezanis and cellist Michael Grebanier, he is a founding member of the San Francisco-based FOG Trio.

A prolific recording artist, Mr Ohlsson can be heard on the Arabesque, RCA Victor Red Seal, Angel, Bridge, BMG, Delos, Hänssler, Nonesuch, Telarc and Virgin Classics labels. His undertaking of the complete Beethoven sonatas for Bridge Records has already resulted in eight discs, the third of which won a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance. His sixteen-disc set of the complete works of Chopin, originally recorded for Arabesque, was re-released by Hyperion.

A native of White Plains, N.Y., Garrick Ohlsson began his piano studies at the age of eight. He attended the Westchester Conservatory of Music and at thirteen entered The Juilliard School in New York City. His musical development has been influenced in completely different ways by a succession of distinguished teachers, most notably Claudio Arrau, Olga Barabini, Tom Lishman, Sascha Gorodnitzki, Rosina Lhévinne and Irma Wolpe. Although he won First Prizes at the 1966 Busoni Competition in Italy and 1968 Montréal Piano Competition, it was his 1970 triumph at the Chopin Competition in Warsaw, where he won the Gold Medal, that brought him worldwide recognition as one of the finest pianists of his generation. Since then he has made nearly a dozen tours of Poland, where he retains immense personal popularity. Mr Ohlsson was awarded the Avery Fisher Prize in 1994 and received the 1998 University Musical Society Distinguished Artist Award in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He makes his home in San Francisco.

Albums
'Brahms: The Complete Variations' (CDA67777)
Brahms: The Complete Variations
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'Chopin: Chamber Music' (CDH55384)
Chopin: Chamber Music
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'Chopin: Preludes & Impromptus' (CDH55383)
Chopin: Preludes & Impromptus
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'Chopin: The Complete Études' (CDH55380)
Chopin: The Complete Études
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'Chopin: The Complete Mazurkas, Vol. 1' (CDH55391)
Chopin: The Complete Mazurkas, Vol. 1
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'Chopin: The Complete Mazurkas, Vol. 2' (CDH55392)
Chopin: The Complete Mazurkas, Vol. 2
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'Chopin: The Complete Waltzes' (CDH55381)
Chopin: The Complete Waltzes
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'Chopin: The Complete Works' (CDS44351/66)
Chopin: The Complete Works
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'Chopin: The Great Polonaises' (CDH55382)
Chopin: The Great Polonaises
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'Granados: Goyescas & other piano music' (CDA67846)
Granados: Goyescas & other piano music
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'Griffes: Piano Music' (CDA67907)
Griffes: Piano Music
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'Weber: Complete Piano Sonatas' (CDD22076)
Weber: Complete Piano Sonatas
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Alphabetical listing of all musical works
A Winter Landscape (Griffes)
Allegro  No 8 in F major of Études, Op 10 (Chopin)
Allegro  No 3 in F major of Études, Op 25 (Chopin)
Allegro con fuoco  No 12 in C minor, 'Revolutionary' of Études, Op 10 (Chopin)
Allegro de concert in A major, Op 46 (Chopin)
Allegro de concierto (Granados)
Allegro sostenuto  No 1 in A flat major, 'Aeolian Harp' of Études, Op 25 (Chopin)
Allegro vivace  No 9 in G flat major, 'Butterfly' of Études, Op 25 (Chopin)
Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise, Op 22 (Chopin)
Aufforderung zum Tanz, J260 Op 65 (Weber)
Ballade No 1 in G minor, Op 23 (Chopin)
Ballade No 2 in A minor, Op 38 (Chopin)
Ballade No 3 in A flat major, Op 47 (Chopin)
Ballade No 4 in F minor, Op 52 (Chopin)
Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op 60 (Chopin)
Barcarolle: Andantino, ma non troppo  No 1 of Fantasy Pieces, Op 6 (Griffes)
Bardzo raniuchno wschodzilo sloneczko 'Early one morning the sun was rising'  First line to Piosnka Litewska 'Lithuanian song', Op 74 No 16 (Chopin)
Berceuse in D flat major, Op 57 (Chopin)
Blyszcza krople rosy 'The dew sparkles'  First line to Wiosna 'Spring', Op 74 No 2 (Chopin)
Cantabile in B flat major, KKIVb/6 (Chopin)
Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 65 (Chopin)
Clouds: Tranquillo  No 4 of Roman Sketches, Op 7 (Griffes)
Coloquio en la reja, duo de amor  Book 1 No 2 of Goyescas, o Los majos enamorados (Granados)
Contredanse in G flat major, KKAnh.Ia/4 (Chopin)
Czary 'Witchcraft', KKIVa/11 (Chopin)
De profundis (Griffes)
Dumka 'Reverie', KKIVb/9 (Chopin)
Dwojaki koniec 'The double end', Op 74 No 11 (Chopin)
Ecossaises, Op 72 No 3 (Chopin)
El amor y la muerte, balada  Book 2 No 1 of Goyescas, o Los majos enamorados (Granados)
El fandango de candil  Book 1 No 3 of Goyescas, o Los majos enamorados (Granados)
El pelele 'Escena goyesca' (Granados)
Epílogo, serenata del espectro  Book 2 No 2 of Goyescas, o Los majos enamorados (Granados)
Études, Op 10 (Chopin)
Études, Op 25 (Chopin)
Fantasy Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66 (Chopin)
Fantasy in F minor, Op 49 (Chopin)
Fantasy on Polish Airs, Op 13 (Chopin)
Fantasy Pieces, Op 6 (Griffes)
Fugue in A minor, KKIVc/2 (Chopin)
Funeral March in C minor, Op 72 No 2 (Chopin)
Gdybyn ja byla sloneczkiem na niebie 'If I were the sun in the sky'  First line to Zyczenie 'The Maiden's Wish', Op 74 No 1 (Chopin)
Gdzie lubi 'There where she loves', Op 74 No 5 (Chopin)
Goyescas, o Los majos enamorados (Granados)
Grand Duo in E major on themes from Meyerbeer's Robert le Diable, KKIIb/1 (Chopin/Franchomme)
Grande Polonaise  Movement 2 of Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise, Op 22 (Chopin)
Grave – Doppio movimento  Movement 1 of Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor, Op 35 (Chopin)
Hexaméron – Morceau de concert 'Grandes Variations de Bravoure pour Piano sur la Marche des Puritains de Bellini', S392 (Liszt/Bellini/Chopin)
Hulanka 'Drinking song', Op 74 No 4 (Chopin)
Impromptu No 1 in A flat major, Op 29 (Chopin)
Impromptu No 2 in F sharp major, Op 36 (Chopin)
Impromptu No 3 in G flat major, Op 51 (Chopin)
Introduction and Bolero in A minor, Op 19 (Chopin)
Introduction and Polonaise brillante in C major, Op 3 (Chopin)
Introduction and Rondo in E flat major, Op 16 (Chopin)
Introduction and Variations on a German national air in E major 'Der Schweizerbub', KkIVa/4 (Chopin)
Largo in E flat major, KKIVb/5 (Chopin)
Leci liscie z drzewa 'Leaves are falling thickly'  First line to Spiew grobowy 'Hymn from the tomb', Op 74 No 17 (Chopin)
Lento  No 11 in A minor, 'Winter Wind' of Études, Op 25 (Chopin)
Lento con espressione in C sharp minor 'Nocturne', KKIVa/16 (Chopin)
Lento ma non troppo  No 3 in E major, 'Tristesse' of Études, Op 10 (Chopin)
Los requiebros  Book 1 No 1 of Goyescas, o Los majos enamorados (Granados)
Marche funèbre  Movement 3 of Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor, Op 35 (Chopin)
Mazurka in A flat major, KKIVb/4 (Chopin)
Mazurka in A flat major, Op 17 No 3 (Chopin)
Mazurka in A flat major, Op 24 No 3 (Chopin)
Mazurka in A flat major, Op 41 No 3 (Chopin)
Mazurka in A flat major, Op 50 No 2 (Chopin)
Mazurka in A flat major, Op 59 No 2 (Chopin)
Mazurka in A flat major, Op 7 No 4 (Chopin)
Mazurka in A minor, KKIIb/4 (Chopin)
Mazurka in A minor, KKIIb/5 (Chopin)
Mazurka in A minor, Op 17 No 4 (Chopin)
Mazurka in A minor, Op 59 No 1 (Chopin)
Mazurka in A minor, Op 67 No 4 (Chopin)
Mazurka in A minor, Op 68 No 2 (Chopin)
Mazurka in A minor, Op 7 No 2 (Chopin)
Mazurka in B flat major, KKIIa/3 (Chopin)
Mazurka in B flat major, KKIVb/1 (Chopin)
Mazurka in B flat major, Op 17 No 1 (Chopin)
Mazurka in B flat major, Op 7 No 1 (Chopin)
Mazurka in B flat minor, Op 24 No 4 (Chopin)
Mazurka in B major, Op 41 No 2 (Chopin)
Mazurka in B major, Op 56 No 1 (Chopin)
Mazurka in B major, Op 63 No 1 (Chopin)
Mazurka in B minor, Op 30 No 2 (Chopin)
Mazurka in B minor, Op 33 No 4 (Chopin)
Mazurka in C major, KKIVb/3 (Chopin)
Mazurka in C major, Op 24 No 2 (Chopin)
Mazurka in C major, Op 33 No 3 (Chopin)
Mazurka in C major, Op 56 No 2 (Chopin)
Mazurka in C major, Op 67 No 3 (Chopin)
Mazurka in C major, Op 68 No 1 (Chopin)
Mazurka in C major, Op 7 No 5 (Chopin)
Mazurka in C minor, Op 30 No 1 (Chopin)
Mazurka in C minor, Op 56 No 3 (Chopin)
Mazurka in C sharp minor, Op 30 No 4 (Chopin)
Mazurka in C sharp minor, Op 41 No 4 (Chopin)
Mazurka in C sharp minor, Op 50 No 3 (Chopin)
Mazurka in C sharp minor, Op 6 No 2 (Chopin)
Mazurka in C sharp minor, Op 63 No 3 (Chopin)
Mazurka in D flat major, Op 30 No 3 (Chopin)
Mazurka in D major, KKAnh.Ia/1 (Chopin)
Mazurka in D major, Op 33 No 2 (Chopin)
Mazurka in E flat minor, Op 6 No 4 (Chopin)
Mazurka in E major, Op 6 No 3 (Chopin)
Mazurka in E minor, Op 17 No 2 (Chopin)
Mazurka in E minor, Op 41 No 1 (Chopin)
Mazurka in F major, Op 68 No 3 (Chopin)
Mazurka in F minor, Op 63 No 2 (Chopin)
Mazurka in F minor, Op 68 No 4 (Chopin)
Mazurka in F minor, Op 7 No 3 (Chopin)
Mazurka in F sharp minor, Op 59 No 3 (Chopin)
Mazurka in F sharp minor, Op 6 No 1 (Chopin)
Mazurka in G major, KKIIa/2 (Chopin)
Mazurka in G major, Op 50 No 1 (Chopin)
Mazurka in G major, Op 67 No 1 (Chopin)
Mazurka in G minor, Op 24 No 1 (Chopin)
Mazurka in G minor, Op 67 No 2 (Chopin)
Mazurka in G sharp minor, Op 33 No 1 (Chopin)
Melodya, Op 74 No 9 (Chopin)
Mgla mi do oczu zawiewa z lona 'My heart is heavy, my eyes full of sorrow'  First line to Dumka 'Reverie', KKIVb/9 (Chopin)
Mgla mi do oczu zawiewa z lona 'My heart is heavy, my eyes full of sorrow'  First line to Nie ma czego trzeba 'Faded and vanished', Op 74 No 13 (Chopin)
Moderato in E major 'Albumblatt', KKIVb/12 (Chopin)
Moja pieszczotka 'My darling', Op 74 No 12 (Chopin)
Momento capriccioso, J56 Op 12 (Weber)
Narzeczony 'The bridegroom', Op 74 No 15 (Chopin)
Nie ma czego trzeba 'Faded and vanished', Op 74 No 13 (Chopin)
Nightfall: Lento misterioso  No 2 of Roman Sketches, Op 7 (Griffes)
Nocturne in A flat major, Op 32 No 2 (Chopin)
Nocturne in B flat minor, Op 9 No 1 (Chopin)
Nocturne in B major, Op 32 No 1 (Chopin)
Nocturne in B major, Op 62 No 1 (Chopin)
Nocturne in B major, Op 9 No 3 (Chopin)
Nocturne in C minor, KKIVb/8 (Chopin)
Nocturne in C minor, Op 48 No 1 (Chopin)
Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 1 (Chopin)
Nocturne in D flat major, Op 27 No 2 (Chopin)
Nocturne in E flat major, Op 55 No 2 (Chopin)
Nocturne in E flat major, Op 9 No 2 (Chopin)
Nocturne in E major, Op 62 No 2 (Chopin)
Nocturne in E minor, Op 72 No 1 (Chopin)
Nocturne in F major, Op 15 No 1 (Chopin)
Nocturne in F minor, Op 55 No 1 (Chopin)
Nocturne in F sharp major, Op 15 No 2 (Chopin)
Nocturne in F sharp minor, Op 48 No 2 (Chopin)
Nocturne in G major, Op 37 No 2 (Chopin)
Nocturne in G minor, Op 15 No 3 (Chopin)
Nocturne in G minor, Op 37 No 1 (Chopin)
Notturno: Tranquillamente, ma non trascinato  No 2 of Fantasy Pieces, Op 6 (Griffes)
Nouvelles études, KKIIb/3 (Chopin)
Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor, Op 11 (Chopin)
Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor, Op 21 (Chopin)
Piano Sonata (Griffes)
Piano Sonata No 1 in C major, J138 Op 24 (Weber)
Piano Sonata No 1 in C minor, Op 4 (Chopin)
Piano Sonata No 2 in A flat major, J199 Op 39 (Weber)
Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor, Op 35 (Chopin)
Piano Sonata No 3 in B minor, Op 58 (Chopin)
Piano Sonata No 3 in D minor, J206 Op 49 (Weber)
Piano Sonata No 4 in E minor, J287 Op 70 (Weber)
Piano Trio in G minor, Op 8 (Chopin)
Pierscien 'The ring', Op 74 No 14 (Chopin)
Piosnka Litewska 'Lithuanian song', Op 74 No 16 (Chopin)
Polonaise in A flat major, KKIVa/2 (Chopin)
Polonaise in A flat major, Op 53 (Chopin)
Polonaise in A major, Op 40 No 1 (Chopin)
Polonaise in B flat major, KKIVa/1 (Chopin)
Polonaise in B flat major, Op 71 No 2 (Chopin)
Polonaise in B flat minor, KKIVa/5 (Chopin)
Polonaise in C minor, Op 40 No 2 (Chopin)
Polonaise in C sharp minor, Op 26 No 1 (Chopin)
Polonaise in D minor, Op 71 No 1 (Chopin)
Polonaise in E flat minor, Op 26 No 2 (Chopin)
Polonaise in F minor, Op 71 No 3 (Chopin)
Polonaise in F sharp minor, Op 44 (Chopin)
Polonaise in G flat major, KkIVa/8 (Chopin)
Polonaise in G minor, KKIIa/1 (Chopin)
Polonaise in G sharp minor, KKIVa/3 (Chopin)
Polonaise-Fantasy in A flat major, Op 61 (Chopin)
Posel 'The messenger', Op 74 No 7 (Chopin)
Precz z moich oczu! 'Out of my sight!', Op 74 No 6 (Chopin)
Prelude in C sharp minor, Op 45 (Chopin)
Presto  No 4 in C sharp minor of Études, Op 10 (Chopin)
Presto con leggerezza 'Prelude in A flat major', KKIVb/7 (Chopin)
Quejas, o La maja y el ruiseñor  Book 1 No 4 of Goyescas, o Los majos enamorados (Granados)
Rok sie kochali, a wiek sie nie widzieli 'For a year they loved, for eternity they parted'  First line to Dwojaki koniec 'The double end', Op 74 No 11 (Chopin)
Roman Sketches, Op 7 (Griffes)
Rondo à la krakowiak, Op 14 (Chopin)
Rondo à la mazur in F major, Op 5 (Chopin)
Rondo brillante, J252 Op 62 (Weber)
Rondo in C major, Op 73 (Chopin)
Rondo in C minor, Op 1 (Chopin)
Rosnie trawka, ziólko 'Dew lies on the meadows'  First line to Posel 'The messenger', Op 74 No 7 (Chopin)
Rzeko z cudzoziemców strony 'River, flowing from the mountains'  First line to Smutna rzeka 'Sad river', Op 74 No 3 (Chopin)
Rzy mój gniady, ziemie grzebie 'Hark! My steed stamps the dust'  First line to Wojak 'The warrior', Op 74 No 10 (Chopin)
Scherzo No 1 in B minor, Op 20 (Chopin)
Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor, Op 31 (Chopin)
Scherzo No 3 in C sharp minor, Op 39 (Chopin)
Scherzo No 4 in E major, Op 54 (Chopin)
Scherzo: Vivace e fantastico  No 3 of Fantasy Pieces, Op 6 (Griffes)
Sliczny chlopiec 'Handsome lad', Op 74 No 8 (Chopin)
Smutna rzeka 'Sad river', Op 74 No 3 (Chopin)
Smutno nianki ci spiewaly 'When nurses sang sadly to you'  First line to Pierscien 'The ring', Op 74 No 14 (Chopin)
Sostenuto  No 15 in D flat major, 'Raindrop' of Twenty-Four Preludes, Op 28 (Chopin)
Sostenuto in E flat major 'Waltz', KKIVb/10 (Chopin)
Spiew grobowy 'Hymn from the tomb', Op 74 No 17 (Chopin)
Strumyk lubi w dolinie 'Streams gurgle through the valley'  First line to Gdzie lubi 'There where she loves', Op 74 No 5 (Chopin)
Szynkareczko, szafareczko 'Take care, pretty girl'  First line to Hulanka 'Drinking song', Op 74 No 4 (Chopin)
Tarantelle in A flat major, Op 43 (Chopin)
The Fountain of the Acqua Paola: Allegro moderato  No 3 of Roman Sketches, Op 7 (Griffes)
The Lake at Evening: Tranquillo e dolce  No 1 of Three Tone-Pictures, Op 5 (Griffes)
The Night Winds: Presto fuggevole  No 3 of Three Tone-Pictures, Op 5 (Griffes)
The Vale of Dreams: Sognando  No 2 of Three Tone-Pictures, Op 5 (Griffes)
The White Peacock: Languidamente e molto rubato  No 1 of Roman Sketches, Op 7 (Griffes)
Theme and variations in D minor (Brahms)
Three Preludes (Griffes)
Three Tone-Pictures, Op 5 (Griffes)
To sa czary, pewno czary! 'It must be witchcraft'  First line to Czary 'Witchcraft', KKIVa/11 (Chopin)
Twenty-Four Preludes, Op 28 (Chopin)
Variations and Fugue on a theme by G F Handel, Op 24 (Brahms)
Variations brillantes in B flat major on 'Je vends des scapulaires' from Hérold's Ludovic, Op 12 (Chopin)
Variations in A major 'Souvenir de Paganini', KKIVa/10 (Chopin)
Variations in E major on 'Non più mesta' from Rossini's La Cenerentola, KKAnh.Ia/5 (Chopin)
Variations on a Hungarian Song, Op 21 No 2 (Brahms)
Variations on a theme by Paganini, Op 35 (Brahms)
Variations on a theme by R Schumann, Op 9 (Brahms)
Variations on an original theme, Op 21 No 1 (Brahms)
Variations on 'Là ci darem la mano' from Mozart's Don Giovanni in B flat major, Op 2 (Chopin)
Vivace  No 5 in G flat major, 'Black Keys' of Études, Op 10 (Chopin)
Waltz in A flat major, KKIVa/13 (Chopin)
Waltz in A flat major, Op 34 No 1 (Chopin)
Waltz in A flat major, Op 42 (Chopin)
Waltz in A flat major, Op 64 No 3 (Chopin)
Waltz in A flat major, Op 69 No 1 (Chopin)
Waltz in A minor, KKIVb/11 (Chopin)
Waltz in A minor, Op 34 No 2 (Chopin)
Waltz in B minor, Op 69 No 2 (Chopin)
Waltz in C sharp minor, Op 64 No 2 (Chopin)
Waltz in D flat major 'Minute', Op 64 No 1 (Chopin)
Waltz in D flat major, Op 70 No 3 (Chopin)
Waltz in E flat major, KKIVa/14 (Chopin)
Waltz in E flat major, Op 18 (Chopin)
Waltz in E major, KKIVa/12 (Chopin)
Waltz in E minor, KKIVa/15 (Chopin)
Waltz in F major, Op 34 No 3 (Chopin)
Waltz in F minor, Op 70 No 2 (Chopin)
Waltz in F sharp minor 'Valse mélancolique', KKIb/7 (Chopin)
Waltz in G flat major, Op 70 No 1 (Chopin)
Wiatr zaszumial miedzy krzewy 'The wind howls in the forest'  First line to Narzeczony 'The bridegroom', Op 74 No 15 (Chopin)
Wiosna 'Spring', Op 74 No 2 (Chopin)
Wojak 'The warrior', Op 74 No 10 (Chopin)
Wzniosly, smukly i mlody 'Young and tall and handsome'  First line to Sliczny chlopiec 'Handsome lad', Op 74 No 8 (Chopin)
Z gór, gdzie dzwigali 'Under their crosses' cruel weight they stand'  First line to Melodya, Op 74 No 9 (Chopin)
Zyczenie 'The Maiden's Wish', Op 74 No 1 (Chopin)
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