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CHOPIN: Etudes (Complete) (Cortot, 78 rpm Recordings, Vol. 3) (1933-1949)

Composer(s)Chopin, Fryderyk
Artist(s) Cortot, Alfred, piano
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.111052
Label Naxos Historical
Quality   320kbps
  Booklet / liner notes available

Posterity has judged Alfred Cortot as one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century. A multi-faceted musician, conductor and chamber music player, Cortot was renowned above all as a pianist. This Naxos re-issue is the third of five volumes devoted to his 78rpm era recordings of Chopin, featuring at least one version of every published Chopin solo work the pianist recorded during the period. In the July 1933 recording of the Op. 10 Etudes, the listener quickly forgets that these are technical exercises, so poetic and musical are Cortot’s performances. His interpretation of the Barcarolle, Op. 60 is noteworthy for the beauty of sound, full and luxurious, and for its unbridled passion.

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Work/Track Title Time
CHOPIN: Etudes (Complete) (Cortot, 78 rpm Recordings, Vol. 3) (1933-1949) 1:07:44   
  Etudes, Op. 10          
      Etude No. 1 in C Major, Op. 10, No. 1 2:00       
      Etude No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 10, No. 2 1:23       
      Etude No. 3 in E Major, Op. 10, No. 3 3:56       
      Etude No. 4 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 10, No. 4 1:59       
      Etude No. 5 in G-Flat Major, Op. 10, No. 5, "Black Keys" 1:33       
      Etude No. 6 in E-Flat Minor, Op. 10, No. 6 3:06       
      Etude No. 7 in C Major, Op. 10, No. 7 1:28       
      Etude No. 8 in F Major, Op. 10, No. 8 2:20       
      Etude No. 9 in F Minor, Op. 10, No. 9 2:16       
      Etude No. 10 in A-Flat Major, Op. 10, No. 10 1:53       
      Etude No. 11 in E-Flat Major, Op. 10, No. 11 1:48       
      Etude No. 12 in C Minor, Op. 10, No. 12, "Revolutionary" 2:36       
  Etudes, Op. 25          
      Etude No. 13 in A-Flat Major, Op. 25, No. 1, "Harp Study" 2:14       
      Etude No. 14 in F Minor, Op. 25, No. 2 1:23       
      Etude No. 15 in F Major, Op. 25, No. 3 1:44       
      Etude No. 16 in A Minor, Op. 25, No. 4 1:38       
      Etude No. 17 in E Minor, Op. 25, No. 5 2:44       
      Etude No. 18 in G-Sharp Minor, Op. 25, No. 6 1:54       
      Etude No. 19 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 25, No. 7 4:50       
      Etude No. 20 in D-Flat Major, Op. 25, No. 8 1:05       
      Etude No. 21 in G-Flat Major, Op. 25, No. 9, "Butterfly's Wings" 1:00       
      Etude No. 22 in B Minor, Op. 25, No. 10 3:06       
      Etude No. 23 in A Minor, Op. 25, No. 11, "Winter Wind" 3:31       
      Etude No. 24 in C Minor, Op. 25, No. 12 2:42       
  3 Nouvelles etudes, Op. posth.          
      No. 1 in F Minor 2:00       
      No. 2 in A-Flat Major 1:51       
      No. 3 in D-Flat Major 1:40       
  Barcarolle in F-Sharp Major, Op. 60 8:04       
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