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#419300 - 11/06/07 12:31 PM My FAVORITE Chopin Ballade #1 recording!  
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Ivan Moravec:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_zM49emRoE

And here is a video clip of Moravec performing Chopin's Mazurka in a minor, Op. 17. No. 4:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOwcSInU1II

(William Kapell also has a heartbreakingly beautiful recording of this Mazurka which I cannot recommend enough.)


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#419301 - 11/10/07 01:13 PM Re: My FAVORITE Chopin Ballade #1 recording!  
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She was with me even in my grave
When the last of my friends turned away,
And she sang like the first storm heaven gave.
Or as if flowers were having their say.

- Anna Akhmatova, "Music"(Dedicated to Dmitri Shostakovich)
#419302 - 11/10/07 05:18 PM Re: My FAVORITE Chopin Ballade #1 recording!  
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I am with you on that. He is also my favorite... have you heard his Fantasie?

GADDD...

#419303 - 11/10/07 06:23 PM Re: My FAVORITE Chopin Ballade #1 recording!  
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I've heard all of Moravec's Chopin recordings. His Preludes (the recording he made with the Connoisseur Society label) and Nocturnes are for all time.


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When the last of my friends turned away,
And she sang like the first storm heaven gave.
Or as if flowers were having their say.

- Anna Akhmatova, "Music"(Dedicated to Dmitri Shostakovich)
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#419304 - 11/10/07 06:36 PM Re: My FAVORITE Chopin Ballade #1 recording!  

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Op. 68 No. 2? I think that's a mistake. It should be Op. 17 no. 4.

#419305 - 11/10/07 06:44 PM Re: My FAVORITE Chopin Ballade #1 recording!  
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Originally posted by Balakirev:
Op. 68 No. 2? I think that's a mistake. It should be Op. 17 no. 4.
Thanks, Balakirev, for your eagle eye. You are right! I just made the correction to my original post. (Damn these opus numbers!)


She was with me even in my grave
When the last of my friends turned away,
And she sang like the first storm heaven gave.
Or as if flowers were having their say.

- Anna Akhmatova, "Music"(Dedicated to Dmitri Shostakovich)

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