Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

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Fantaisie-Impromptu in C# minor Opus 66 artwork 1

Fantaisie-Impromptu in C# minor Opus 66 Frederic Chopin (1810-1849 : Poland) Soloists: Nikolai Lugansky Record label: Onyx Catalogue ID: ONYX

Frederic Chopin Conductor: Jerzy Semkow Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Soloists: Rafal Blechacz Record label: Deutsche Grammophon Catalogue ID: 477 8088

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849 : Poland) Conductor: Andris Nelsons Ensemble: Staatskapelle Berlin Soloists: Daniel Barenboim Record label: Deutsche Grammophon Catalogue ID: 477 9520

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Prelude in Db major Opus 28 No.15 Frederic Chopin (1810-1849 : Poland) Soloists: Martha Argerich Record label: Deutsche Grammophon Catalogue ID: 4618582

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Solo pianist plays every single orchestral line in painstakingly brilliant Chopin concerto

Solo pianist plays every single orchestral line in painstakingly brilliant Chopin concerto

10 of Chopin’s best pieces of music

Best Chopin music: 10 essential pieces by the Romantic composer

Chopin and Rachmaninov piano mashup

Pianist melts together Chopin and Rachmaninov in virtuosic display of musicality

When a grand piano string explodes...

When your Chopin is so virtuosic that a grand piano string explodes.

What if Chopin had written ‘Happy Birthday’?

What if Chopin had written ‘Happy Birthday’?

Musician plays Chopin ‘Waterfall’ Etude while paddling in water

Smarty-pants musician plays Chopin’s ‘Waterfall’ Étude while paddling in water