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The Very Best of Chopin ()

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composed by Frédéric Chopin

The 2005 compilation The Very Best of Chopin draws on Turkish pianist Idil Biret's prize-winning recordings of the complete solo piano works and concertos of Frédéric Chopin for the Naxos label done in the 1990s. Biret is an extremely talented musician who drew praise from Emil Gilels and Wilhelm Kempff as a young performer. Her affinity for Chopin's music won her high honors in Chopin's homeland. What's included here are the most beloved of Chopin's works, played with thorough musicianship by Biret, from the flowing ...

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  1. Barcarolle for piano in F sharp major, Op. 60, CT. 6
  2. Etude for piano No. 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16
  3. Nocturne for piano No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
  4. Sonata for cello & piano in G minor, Op. 65, CT. 204: Largo
  5. Waltz for piano No. 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
  6. Nocturne for piano No. 8 in D flat major, Op. 27/2, CT. 115
  7. Scherzo for piano No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31, CT. 198
  8. Nocturne for piano No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/1, CT. 114
  9. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21, CT. 48: Larghetto
  10. Nocturne for piano No. 5 in F sharp major, Op. 15/2, CT. 112
  11. Mazurka for piano No. 13 in A minor, Op. 17/4, CT. 63
  12. Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35, CT. 202: Marche funèbre
  13. Etude for piano No. 12 in C minor ("Revolutionary"), Op. 10/12, CT. 25
  14. Ballade for piano No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47, CT. 4
  15. Nocturne for piano No. 19 in E minor, Op. 72/1, CT. 126
  16. Waltz for piano No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 18, CT. 207
  17. Grande Polonaise for piano & orchestra (or solo piano) in E flat major, Op. 22, CT. 149
  18. Prelude for piano No. 15 in D flat major, Op. 28/15, CT. 180
  19. Mazurka for piano No. 23 in D major, Op. 33/2, CT. 73
  20. Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46
  21. Waltz for piano No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2, CT. 213
  22. Polonaise for piano No. 6 in A flat major ("Héroique"), Op. 53, CT. 155
  23. Berceuse for piano in D flat major, Op. 57, CT. 7
  24. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, CT. 47: Romanza-Larghetto
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