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CHOPIN, F.: Piano Sonata No. 2 / 24 Preludes / 3 Nouvelles Etudes / Berceuse / Barcarolle (Rubinstein) (1946-1958)

Composer(s)Chopin, Fryderyk
Artist(s) Rubinstein, Arthur, piano
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.111369
Label / Series Naxos Historical / Great Pianists
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This fourth instalment in the Naxos series of Rubinstein’s middle period Chopin recordings (after the two Piano Concertos on 8.111296, the Polonaises on 8.111346 and the Waltzes and Impromptus on 8.111365) presents recordings from the two extreme ends of the period. The Sonata and Preludes were recorded in 1946 and first issued on 78 rpm discs, while the remaining selections were recorded on tape in 1957 and 1958. When the recording of the Preludes, Rubinstein’s only commital of the work to disc, was issued in the UK in 1955, Gramophone declared: ‘As a



Work/Track Title Time
CHOPIN, F.: Piano Sonata No. 2 / 24 Preludes / 3 Nouvelles Etudes / Berceuse / Barcarolle (Rubinstein) (1946-1958) 1:16:03   
  Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 35, "Funeral March"          
      I. Grave - Doppio movimento 5:01       
      II. Scherzo 5:44       
      III. Marche funebre: Lento 8:40       
      IV. Finale: Presto 1:19       
  24 Preludes, Op. 28          
      Prelude No. 1 in C Major 0:52       
      Prelude No. 2 in A Minor 1:54       
      Prelude No. 3 in G Major 0:52       
      Prelude No. 4 in E Minor 1:47       
      Prelude No. 5 in D Major 0:29       
      Prelude No. 6 in B Minor 1:50       
      Prelude No. 7 in A Major 0:53       
      Prelude No. 8 in F-Sharp Minor 1:43       
      Prelude No. 9 in E Major 1:16       
      Prelude No. 10 in C-Sharp Minor 0:33       
      Prelude No. 11 in B Major 0:36       
      Prelude No. 12 in G-Sharp Minor 0:59       
      Prelude No. 13 in F-Sharp Major 3:32       
      Prelude No. 14 in E-Flat Minor 0:27       
      Prelude No. 15 in D-Flat Major, "Raindrop" 4:31       
      Prelude No. 16 in B-Flat Minor 0:59       
      Prelude No. 17 in A-Flat Major 3:36       
      Prelude No. 18 in F Minor 0:43       
      Prelude No. 19 in E-Flat Major 1:21       
      Prelude No. 20 in C Minor 1:34       
      Prelude No. 21 in B-Flat Major 1:52       
      Prelude No. 22 in G Minor 0:44       
      Prelude No. 23 in F Major 1:06       
      Prelude No. 24 in D Minor 2:13       
  3 Nouvelles etudes, Op. posth.          
      Etude No. 1 in F Minor 2:09       
      Etude No. 2 in A-Flat Major 1:31       
      Etude No. 3 in D-Flat Major 1:32       
  Berceuse in D-Flat Major, Op. 57 4:23       
  Barcarolle, Op. 60 9:22       
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