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 "The Essentials" 

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    • Apple Music

    Idealised by romantic myth, Frédéric Chopin is undoubtedly one of the most celebrated composers in history. This virtuoso pianist devoted his whole output to his instrument and developed a unique style which made him ‘an extraordinary artist’ (Berlioz). Here the musicians of harmonia mundi present some of his most famous pieces, a glimpse of the inner world of this genius who ‘made use of art solely to fulfil his own tragic destiny’ (Liszt).

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    FREDERIC CHOPIN [1810-1849] · Andante spianato op.22 (5'02) · Nocturne op.9 no.2 in E flat major (4'34) · Valse op.69 no.1 in A flat major (3'01) · "Grande Valse brillante" op.18 in E flat major (5'19) · Ballade no.1 op.23 in G minor. Largo moderato (9'35) · Etude op.10 no.3 "Tristesse" in E major (4'44) · Prélude op.28 no.6 in B minor. Lento assai (2'08) · Prélude op.28 no.15 in D flat major. Sostenuto (5'44) · Sonate no.2 op.35 in E minor. III. Marche funèbre (10'31) · Mazurka op.7 no.1 in B flat major (2'13) · Polonaise "héroïque" op.53 in A flat major (6'57) · Fantaisie-impromptu op.66 (5'22) · Etude op.10 no.1 in C major (1'54) · Etude op.10 no.12 in C minor (2'34) · Concerto no.1. III. Rondo: Vivace (9'40)

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