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    My favourite work of Chopin is his Ballade in F major, op. 38.

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    My favorite is the Barcarolle. In fact, it is in my top five favorite works of all time. I love its glorious contrasts - languid, idyllic melodies alternating with big stormy chords!

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    All those Nocturnes

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    Chopin / Alexis Weissenberg, 1967: Rondo à la Krakowiak in F major,
    Forget the old sound recording, playing is stunning.
    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
    "Mahatma Gandhi"

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    If a genie appeared from a bottle and offered to give me the ability to play just one Chopin piece it would be the "Winter Wind" Etude in A minor, Op.25 no.11. As far as listening goes, however, my favourites (among many, as Chopin is my favourite composer for the piano) are the four Ballades, especially nos.1 and 4.
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    I've really been loving the waltzes recently... until a couple weeks ago I dismissed them as light and meaningless pieces... I was certainly pleasantly surprised when I sat down and really listened to the music!

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    His Nocturnes and Etudes, not surprisingly. I've recently been (binge) listening to his 2nd Piano Sonata so, obviously, that's on my mind too.

    Should stop soon.

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    For just a single piece, Ballade No. 1, no contest. But for a whole set of pieces, the Nocturnes. Or the Etudes. Or the Waltzes. Or the Ballades, depending on the day.

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    I like his piano waltzs withe 2 piano concertos.

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    I'd have to say the Barcarolle for a single work, and then probably the op 28 preludes for a collection. I love the at times tempestuous and undulating textures in the Barcarolle intermingled with sections of sublime beauty. And the preludes are just a fantastically rich and diverse collection of pieces.

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    I love the Nocturnes and Preludes

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    This is a wonderful disc with Chopin works .
    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
    "Mahatma Gandhi"

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    The 1st Ballad (by Pascal Devoyon - the best perfomance I ever heard).

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    Etudes (op.10 more than op.25)
    Mazurkas
    Piano Sonata no.3
    Bacarolle
    Polonaises ("Military" is my favorite)

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    Etudes (Opp. 10 and 25)
    Mazurkas
    Nocturnes
    Piano Sonata No. 3
    Barcarolle (Moiseiwitsch's recording is the one that opened my eyes to this piece)
    Tarantelle

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