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Hyperion Records

CDS44351/66 - Chopin: The Complete Works
Frédéric Chopin in concert at the Hotel Lambert, Paris (1840) by Antar Teofil Kwiatowski (1809-1891)
Bibliothèque Polonaise, Paris / Archives Charmet / Bridgeman Art Library, London
CDS44351/66
(Originally issued on Arabesque)
Recording details: Various dates
Various recording venues
Produced by Various producers
Engineered by Various engineers
Release date: November 2008
Total duration: 1152 minutes 55 seconds

PIANIST MAGAZINE RECOMMENDED RECORDING

'Hyperion's big deal … Ohlsson is a powerful and committed player, and is afforded very good sound by the engineers … this is almost certainly how these pieces were played in Chopin's time' (The Mail on Sunday)

'This is an oustanding achievement, which any genuine Chopin lover and student of Romantic music should own … a landmark in the recording of Chopin's music … Garrick Ohlsson and Hyperion deserve the greatest success in bringing this important undertaking to such a consistently impressive conclusion' (International Record Review)

'An attractively priced box set … Ohlsson is in a class of his own' (Pianist)

'The collaborative works receive particularly rewarding performances … Ohlsson arguably offers more consistent artistry than Biret, Ashkenazy, Magaloff, and Harasiewicz' (ClassicsToday.com)

'Garrick Ohlsson’s complete survey of everything Chopin wrote for piano (including chamber music, songs, and for piano and orchestra) will delight the completist and the Chopin connoisseur. Ohlsson (who won the Chopin International Piano Competition in 1970) gives us accounts of this wondrous repertoire in weighty and commanding style, aristocratic and impulsive (but not lacking light and shade or contemplative contrasts) and, at times, very sensitive and searching. These vivid recordings were made in the second half of the 1990s and have previously appeared on the Arabesque label. They now sit very well in Hyperion’s catalogue' (ClassicalSource.com)

The Complete Works
CD1
Allegro maestoso  [8'30]
Menuetto  [4'50]
Larghetto  [4'41]
Presto  [6'43]
Scherzo  [7'11]
Marche funèbre  [7'09]
Presto  [1'33]
Allegro maestoso  [9'35]
Largo  [10'47]
CD2
Études Op 10  [28'48]
CD3
Études Op 25  [31'34]
CD4
CD5
CD6
CD7
CD8
CD9
CD10
CD11
CD12