Arthur Rubinstein Performs Chopin (Live)

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Arthur Rubinstein Performs Chopin (Live)

  • Disc number in the directory: MEL CD 1001684
  • Release: 2010

     In 2010 the world celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Polish composer of genius Frйdйric Chopin (1810–1849). This romantic composer was a genuine poet of grand piano. He composed neither symphonies nor operas – his whole creative life was dedicated to piano works. Chopin considered this instrument ideal for expressing feelings and ideas; his nocturnes, waltzes, ballads, mazurkas, polonaises, etudes and scherzos are the recognized masterpieces of piano art.

“To understand Chopin one must know that the composer was a pupil of Bach and Mozart, a pupil of accuracy and harmony. This is a noble genius. Chopin’s Rubato originates from Italian singing: the composer regularly visited the Italian opera studying the singers’ art. Take into account the singer’s breath, expressiveness of the arias and recitatives, singing for the good of the soul – and there appears the proper degree of freedom, not imposed one but following from the sense of melody…” – said one of the best interpreters of Chopin’s music, legendary Polish pianist Arthur Rubinstein. It was performance of Chopin’s works that brought him fame and is still considered to be a world standard.

Track list

  • 1 Polonaise in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 44 (Live) 
    Arthur Rubinstein (Frederic Chopin)
    10:46
  • 2 Impromptu No. 3 in G-Flat Major, Op. 51 (Live) 
    Arthur Rubinstein (Frederic Chopin)
    5:12
  • 3 Nocturne No. 2 in D-Flat Major, Op. 27 (Live) 
    Arthur Rubinstein (Frederic Chopin)
    6:03
  • 4 Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 35 - "The Funeral March": I. Grave – Doppio movimento (Live) 
    Arthur Rubinstein (Frederic Chopin)
    5:17
  • 5 Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 35 - "The Funeral March": II. Scherzo (Live) 
    Arthur Rubinstein (Frederic Chopin)
    6:49
  • 6 Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 35 - "The Funeral March": III. Marche funèbre - Lento (Live) 
    Arthur Rubinstein (Frederic Chopin)
    8:19
  • 7 Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 35 - "The Funeral March": IV. Finale - Presto (Live) 
    Arthur Rubinstein (Frederic Chopin)
    1:45
  • 8 Barcarolle in F-Sharp Major, Op. 60 (Live) 
    Arthur Rubinstein (Frederic Chopin)
    9:21
  • 9 Étude, Op. 25: No. 1 in A-Flat Major (Live) 
    Arthur Rubinstein (Frederic Chopin)
    2:29
  • 10 Étude, Op. 10: No. 5 in G-Flat Major (Live) 
    Arthur Rubinstein (Frederic Chopin)
    1:36
  • 11 Étude, Op. 25: No. 5 in E Minor (Live) 
    Arthur Rubinstein (Frederic Chopin)
    3:00
  • 12 Étude, Op. 10: No. 4 in C-Sharp Minor (Live) 
    Arthur Rubinstein (Frederic Chopin)
    2:15
  • 13 Waltzes, Op. 34: No. 2 in A Minor (Live) 
    Arthur Rubinstein (Frederic Chopin)
    5:26
  • 14 Polonaise in A-Flat Major, Op. 53 (Live) 
    Arthur Rubinstein (Frederic Chopin)
    6:56
  • 15 Waltzes, Op. 34: No. 1 in A-Flat Major (Live) 
    Arthur Rubinstein (Frederic Chopin)
    4:25

  • Total time: 79.38