Arthur Rubinstein, 1887 im polnischen Lodz geboren (+ 1982 in Genf), wurde der wohl bekannteste Pianist des 20. Jahrhunderts. In ganz besonderem Maße verbindet sich sein Name mit dem Klavierwerk seines Landsmannes Frédéric Chopin (1810 -1849). Mit den auf diesen 10 CDs zusammengestellten Aufnahmen, darunter die Reproduktionen vieler Original-Alben, sicherte sich Rubinstein seinen Platz in der ´´Hall of Fame´´ der größten Virtuosen unserer Zeit. Seit seinem Debüt als Dreizehnjähriger in Berlin bis zu seinem letzten Auftritt 1976 (!) in London hat er mehrere tausend Konzerte gegeben und mehr als 700 Tonaufnahmen gemacht. ´´Rubinsteins Klang wirkt nie zerbrechlich, sondern selbst im Piano noch volltönend. Sein Ton besitzt einen tragenden Kern, der im Forte kraftvoll, aber nie hart klingt. Besonders eindrucksvoll kommen diese klanglichen Qualitäten in seinen Chopin-Interpretationen zum Tragen. Rubinsteins untrügliches Rhythmusgefühl (etwa bei den Mazurken), seine Fähigkeit, auf dem Klavier zu singen (beispielsweise bei den Nocturnes), seine einmalige Gabe, Gefühl mit Formbewusstsein in Einklang zu bringen (zum Beispiel bei den Konzerten, Scherzi und Balladen) - all das verleiht seinen Chopin- Interpretationen einen singulären Rang´´ (aus Ingo Harden/Gregor Wilmes: ´´Pianistenprofile´´. Bärenretier Verlag). Die Aufnahmen dieser 10-CD-Kollektion liefern dafür den schönsten Beweis.
Schirmer´s Library of musical Classics vol.2072Etude in A-flat Major from Trois nouvelles études Etude in C minor Revolutionary op.10,12 Etude in C-sharp Minor op.25,7 Etude in D-flat Major from Trois nouvelles études Etude in E-flat Minor op.10,6 Etude i
Chopin, Frédéric : Selected favorites for the piano :
DescriptionFrederic Chopin: Favourite Piano Works Well-known Chopin works in one affordable volume, including 10 preludes, 16 mazurkas, 12 nocturnes, 3 polonaises, 8 etudes, and more. SonglistEtude in A-flat Major from Trois nouvelles étudesEtude in C minor ´Revolutionary,´ Op. 10, No. 12Etude in C-sharp minor, Op. 25, No. 7Etude in D-flat Major from Trois nouvelles étudesEtude in E-flat minor, Op. 10, No. 6Etude in F minor from Trois nouvelles étudesEtude in F minor, Op. 10, No. 9Etude in G-flat Major, Op. 25, No. 9Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor, Op. 66 (Posthumous)Grand Valse Billante in E-flat Major, Op. 18Impromptu in A-flat Major, Op. 29Marche funèbre from Sonata in B-flat minor, Op. 35Mazurka in A Major, Op. 7, No. 2Mazurka in A minor, Op. 17, No. 4Mazurka in A minor, Op. 67, No. 4 (Posthumous)Mazurka in A minor, Op. 68, No. 2 (Posthumous)Mazurka in B minor, Op. 30, No. 2Mazurka in B-flat Major, Op. 7, No. 1Mazurka in C Major, Op. 33, No. 3Mazurka in C Major, Op. 67, No. 3 (Posthumous)Mazurka in C Major, Op. 7, No. 5Mazurka In E Minor, Op. 17, No. 2Mazurka in F Major, Op. 68, No. 3 (Posthumous)Mazurka in F minor, Op. 63, No. 2Mazurka in F minor, Op. 68, No. 4 (Posthumous)Mazurka in F-sharp minor, Op. 6, No. 1Mazurka in G minor, Op. 24, No. 1Mazurka in G minor, Op. 67, No. 2 (Posthumous)Nocturne in A-flat Major, Op. 32, No. 2Nocturne in B Major, Op. 32, No. 1Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48, No. 1Nocturne In C Minor, Op. PosthumousNocturne in C-sharp minor, Op. PosthumousNocturne in E minor, Op. 72, No. 1 (Posthumous)Nocturne in E-flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2Nocturne in F minor, Op. 55, No. 1Nocturne in F-sharp Major, Op. 15, No. 2Nocturne in G Major, Op. 37, No. 2Nocturne in G minor, Op. 15, No. 3Nocturne in G minor, Op. 37, No. 1Polonaise in A Major ´Military,´ Op. 40, No. 1Polonaise in C minor, Op. 40, No. 2Polonaise in C-sharp minor, Op. 26, No. 1Prelude in A minor, Op. 28, No. 2Prelude in A-flat Major, Op. 28, No. 17Prelude In B Minor, Op. 28, No. 6Prelude in B-flat Major, Op. 28, No. 21Prelude In C Minor, Op. 28, No. 20 Prelude in D-flat Major ´Raindrop,´ Op. 28, No. 15Prelude in E Major, Op. 28, No. 9Prelude in E minor, Op. 28, No 4Prelude in F-sharp Major, Op. 28, No. 13Prelude in G minor, Op. 28, No. 22Scherzo in D-flat Major, Op. 31Valse Brillante in A minor, Op. 34, No. 2Valse Brillante in F Major, Op. 34, No. 3Waltz in A minor, Op. PosthumousWaltz in A-flat Major, Op. 64, No. 3Waltz in B minor, Op. 69, No. 2 (Posthumous)Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op. 64, No. 2Waltz in D-flat Major ´Minute,´ Op. 64, No. 1Waltz in E minor, Op. PosthumousWaltz in E-flat Major, Op. PosthumousWaltz in F minor, Op. 70, No. 2 (Posthumous)Watlz in A-flat Major, Op. 69, No. 1 (Posthumous)
The Music Road: A Journey in Music Reading presents an exciting, effective way for beginning music readers to experience the joy of reading and playing music at the keyboard. In the three volumes of The Music Road, a comfortable sequence of steps is presented. Each unit is divided into three parts: Stop! Look! Learn!, in which new material for learning is presented with follow-up written assignments, Stop! Look! Play!, in which new material is used in simple playing experiences, short mini-melodies, and one measure musical examples, and Destination, which uses folk songs and original music to offer many, many opportunities to see and play what has been presented in the learning part of the unit. Each unit has a corresponding Stop! Listen! appendix in which the ear is trained to hear what has been seen on the printed page. Listening to high - low, keyboard location, quarter, half, whole notes, 3/4 - 4/4 time, and intervals are a few of the beginning focuses in Book 1. Relating the eye and ear in this way is excellent sensory reinforcement and makes sense, too, of music theory for the young student. An additional appendix contains a teacher´s guide, and general and specific practice points to help the teacher and parent use The Music Road successfully. The slow progression throughout the books ensures the mastery of concepts, and the extensive use of those concepts at the keyboard gives the student a wonderful sense of accomplishment. The philosophical and psychological basis for the Music Road books is a natural extension of the Suzuki approach, yet teachers with traditional approaches find the books equally successful with their students.
DescriptionTwenty-Three favourite Pieces in Piano arrangements. Fun-to-play, pedagogically sound arrangements include the theme from the ´Raindrop´ Prelude, ´Minute´ Waltz, the charming ´Lullaby´, and melodic highlights from the most familiar Preludes, Mazurkas, Waltzes, Impromptus and Etudes.SonglistA Late Nocturne (Op.55 No.1)An Early Nocture (Op.9 No.2)An Elegant Chopin Melody (Prelude Op.28 No.7)Ballade No.1 In G Minor Op.23Ballade No.2 In F Op.38Etude (Carcassi, Matteo)Etude Op.10 No.3Fantasie-impromptu Op.66´heroic´ Polonaise Op.53Lullaby (Berceuse Op.57)Marche Funebre From Op.35Mazurka In C Op.33 No.3Mazurka In F Op.68 No.3Mazurka In G Minor Op.Post.67 No.2Military Polonaise (Op.40 No.1) [Chopin, Frederic]Prelude In A Op.28 No.7Prelude In C Minor Op.28 No.20Prelude In D Flat ´Raindrop´ Op.28 No.15Scottish Dance Op.72 No.3Troisieme MazurkaWaltz In A Flat Op.69 No.1Waltz In A Minor Op.34 No.2Waltz In D Flat (Minute Waltz) Op.64 No.1