Chopin

Number of items in collection: 1523

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These recordings can be played by anyone within the European Union.

Acclaimed as the greatest composer for piano, Frederic Chopin's works have been recorded by all the great pianists of the recording era; from a private cylinder of Paul Pabst playing the Nocturne in E major Op. 62 No. 2 in 1895 to artists of the present day. Here you may listen to many recordings made before 1958 that were released on 78s or LPs. Because the piano was such a difficult instrument to record in the early days of the gramophone, Chopin's most famous Nocturne, Op. 9 No. 2, was transcribed for various other instruments and therefore some of the earliest recordings in this selection are versions for violin and cello recorded more than one hundred years ago in 1905.

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