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CHOPIN: Piano Works (Moiseiwitsch, Vol. 11) (1916-1927)

Composer(s)Chopin, FryderykLiszt, Franz
Artist(s) Moiseiwitsch, Benno, piano
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.111117
Label Naxos Historical
Quality   320kbps
  Booklet / liner notes available

This eleventh disc in the Naxos Moiseiwitsch Edition is devoted specifically to acoustic and electrical recordings of music by Chopin made from the beginning of the legendary pianist’s career. It begins with his first published recording, Chopin’s Berceuse, Op. 57, made on 10th May 1916 (Track 1). By the time Moiseiwitsch recorded the Impromptu in F sharp, Op. 36 in September 1921, he had made his début in America and was a well-established and respected artist. Interestingly, take seven, which was issued in Britain, is some ten seconds shorter than take six which was issued in America. Both may be heard here for comparison (Tracks 6 and 7). Moiseiwitsch’s first


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Work/Track Title Time
CHOPIN: Piano Works (Moiseiwitsch, Vol. 11) (1916-1927) 1:09:09   
  Berceuse in D-Flat Major, Op. 57 4:04       
  Prelude No. 20 in C Minor, Op. 28, No. 20 1:36       
  Waltz No. 6 in D-Flat Major, Op. 64, No. 1, "Minute" 1:35       
  Waltz No. 11 in G-Flat Major, Op. 70, No. 1 (take 1) 2:16       
  Waltz No. 11 in G-Flat Major, Op. 70, No. 1 (take 2) 2:18       
  Impromptu No. 2 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 36 (take 6) 4:46       
  Impromptu No. 2 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 36 (take 7) 4:35       
  Nocturne No. 19 in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 1 4:05       
  Mazurka No. 51 in A Minor, Op. posth., "A Emile Gaillard" 3:03       
  Chopin - 6 chants polonais, S480/R145 (Chopin, from Op. 74): No. 5. Meine Freuden (My Joys) 4:15       
  Scherzo No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 31 8:59       
  Impromptu No. 1 in A-Flat Major, Op. 29 3:46       
  Waltz No. 14 in E Minor, Op. posth. 3:15       
  Etude No. 11 in E-Flat Major, Op. 10, No. 11 2:16       
  Etude No. 4 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 10, No. 4 2:03       
  Etude No. 15 in F Major, Op. 25, No. 3 1:58       
  Etude No. 10 in A-Flat Major, Op. 10, No. 10 2:10       
  Polonaise No. 9 in B-Flat Major, Op. 71, No. 2 4:26       
  Ballade No. 3 in A-Flat Major, Op. 47 7:43       
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