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Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2

Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin , Gyula Németh , Budapest Symphony Orchestra , István Székely Audio CD
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  • Performer: István Székely
  • Orchestra: Budapest Symphony Orchestra
  • Conductor: Gyula Németh
  • Composer: Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin
  • Audio CD (31 Dec 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Naxos
  • ASIN: B0000013KK
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 90,915 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Allegro Maestoso
2. Romance. Larghetto
3. Rondo. Vivace
4. Maestoso
5. Larghetto
6. Allegro Vivace

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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Chopin!!!! 20 Aug 2014
Format:Audio CD
This Naxos recording of Chopin's Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 made in 1988 is wonderful to listen to. The soloist is Hungarian Istvan Szekely accompanied by conductor Gyula Nemeth and the Budapest Symphony Orchestra. It was recommended to me by my Uncle but I have to admit I was a bit dubious about it seeing as I had never heard of the soloist, or the Orchestra come to that. But my Uncle has great taste in music so I gave it a go and I'm very glad I did. Istvan Szekely may not be a big name like Vladimir Ashkenazy, Martha Argerich or Maria Joao Pires but he can play just as well as them. He is in very commanding form throughout both Concertos bringing power and great technique, which the Naxos engineers take advantage of.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Album 16 April 2013
By marags
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I've never really listened to much Chopin before but this seemed like a nice introduction. This is brilliant music to work to. I'll really have to listen to it when I'm not working some day!
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 21 Jan 2013
By bob-b
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I initially heard this on the radio and looked up its title as it was familiar to me. recording did not disappoint
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully played Chopin concertos. 25 Jun 2000
By Mike Powers - Published on
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Frederic Chopin composed only two piano concertos during his short life, in addition to the numerous etudes, impromptus, nocturnes, polonaises and other pieces he wrote for solo piano. Pianist Istvan Szekely and the Budapest Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Gyula Nemeth, give brilliant performances of both Chopin's piano concertos on this CD. Outer movements are played with typically Chopinesque warmth and freshness, and, in the finales of both concertos, a wonderful, Hungarian dancelike quality. Especially enjoyable to me are the slow movements, which are beautifully and elegantly played with the romantic and poetic quality for which Chopin was noted.
This CD was awarded three stars by the Penguin Guide to Compact Discs. (Three stars signify an outstanding performance and recording in every way.) It is also one of my personal favorites. Highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A real bargain 30 Jan 1999
By A Customer - Published on
Format:Audio CD
For several years I've been listening to this concerts and I consider this the best interpretation of the nş1 concert. If you have opportunity listen the 10 to 14 minute of the Allegro maestoso and delight yourself...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Chopin's 2 Piano Concertos 5 Aug 2007
By Amy - Published on
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Chopin's two Piano Concertos were composed in an effort to gain public recognition of his musical talents. Having gained the attention of a small circle of music supporters in Vienna including Robert Schumann. who hailed him as a genius. Chopin sought to establish himself firmly both as a virtuoso pianist and a serious composer through these two concertos.
The works were both completed in 1830. They were given their public premieres in Warsaw and were received with overwhelming acclaim. Greatly encouraged by his success, Chopin returned to Vienna with these two works in search of fame and fortune. When this cd first came out I didn't order it since I had never heard of Istvan Szekely. However, all doubts were swept away when the music began. Istvan Szekely is a great pianist, sincerely communicating the spirit of the first concerto, overcoming the technical challenges of the work with ease. In the slow second movement, Szekely brings out the magic of the Adagio movement. The orchestral accompaniment is highly successful, always aiding the soloist in expressing the emotions of the work, while playing beautifully on its own. This collaboration is repeated in the second concerto, making this cd an absolute delight to listen to from start to finish. How do you describe beautiful music? You have to experience it, and this CD is very inexpensive. Naxos has proven once again that it is not necessary to have a brand name star performer to produce music of the highest quality. If you like Szekely's playing in this cd definitely research his other 3 Chopin cd's. I looked and Amazon still has them on sale for $2.99 a piece! Szekely recorded Chopin's 4 Ballades and 4 Scherzos, Chopin's Waltzes and his complete Etudes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I'm confused 2 May 2006
By Young Seok Oh - Published on
Format:Audio CD
I don't see a rondo vivace in the first concerto. I was confused.
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