Accompanied by the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest (Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra), Dutch concert pianist Ronald Brautigam performs Frédéric Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21. Conductor: Krzysztof Urbanski. Recorded during The Sunday Morning Concert on April 2, 2017 at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Published by the AVROTROS Klassiek.
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German-Russian classical pianist Olga Scheps plays Frédéric Chopin’s Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58. The piece was composed in 1844 and dedicated to Countess Emilie de Perthuis. A live recital at Mosel Musikfestival on August 30, 2015. Published by Lichtbilder Filmproduktion channel.
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Two researchers, Dr. Alain Kohler, a Swiss physicist, and Gilles Bencimon from Radio France Internationale, a passionate musician, have discovered an unpublished photographic portrait of Frédéric Chopin, the Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era. According to the researchers, it was certainly performed in 1847 in the studio of the 19th-century French photographer Louis-Auguste Bisson (1814–1876). So, this daguerreotype (a photograph taken by an early photographic process employing an iodine-sensitized silvered plate and mercury vapor) would be only the third known photographic portrait of the composer. The photo was discovered in a private individual’s home.
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Polish virtuoso pianist Krystian Zimerman performs Frédéric Chopin’s four ballades. Composed between 1831 and 1842, four ballades are one-movement pieces for solo piano. They are widely considered some of the most challenging pieces in the standard piano repertoire.
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Ukrainian classical pianist Anna Fedorova plays pieces from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann and Sergei Rachmaninoff. Recorded on December 8, 2016 at the Het Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Published by the AVROTROS Klassiek.
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Ukrainian classical pianist Anna Fedorova plays Étude Op. 25, No. 11 in A minor, a solo piano technical study composed by Frédéric Chopin in 1836. The piece is often referred to as the Winter Wind in English and literarily Seasoned Plants in some other languages.
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Accompanied by Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim performs Frédéric Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.
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Daniel Barenboim’s “50 years on stage concert” (2000) at the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. Barenboim played Mozart, Beethoven, Albéniz, Chopin, Schubert, as well as many other composers. More than two hours of greatness, enjoy.
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Accompanied by Moscow Virtuosi, then 11 years old Aimi Kobayashi performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major, K. 537, generally known as the “Coronation” Concerto at the Svetlanov Hall (Moscow International House of Music), Moscow. Conductor: Vladimir Spivakov. The concert was a part of the Christmas concerts and specially called “The evening with Mozart” and held on December 24, 2006. As an encore she played Frédéric Chopin’s Impromptu No. 1 (the second video below). The press conference afterwards was covered by three TV stations and 33 newspapers. Her appearance was sponsored by the AADGT, and the concert was a great success. This was Kobayashi’s orchestral debut abroad.
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Georgian classical pianist Khatia Buniatishvili plays Frédéric Chopin’s Piano Sonata No. 2 in B♭ minor, Op. 35, popularly known as The Funeral March.
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