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    Nocturne in C minor op.48
    Nocturne in E flat major op.55
    Prelude in A flat op.28
    Prelude in C sharp minor op.45
    Ballade in F major op.38
    Fantaisie in F minor op.49

    The whole set of his Nocturnes are some of my very favourite pieces for piano though, it was hard to single out just two but I didn't want to go overboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notserp89m View Post
    while we are on the chopin subject, is there any really good complete works recordings out there. I have the one by Idil Biret but i am less than overwhelemed with emotion with some of his interpratations and the piano sounds very "tingy," i like Chopin on a mellow sounding piano, more of a european style. Any sugesstions? Also if there are recordings of specific songs that are AMAZING and nothing short of it, you might as well mention them. But once i get done with summer school i want to get some "red hot" (hahaha) recordings to draw some compisitional insperation from. I mean everyone has to treat themselves once in a while....... right?
    I hate to tell you this but Idil Biret is a girl ( a Turkish one).

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    Ballade No.1 op.23, G-Minor. I like how Pogorelić can tame a Chopin
    music is as music does

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    I'm just really getting into him for the first time. I'm listening to Kapell's recordings of his Mazurkas. I think I like the Polonaises even more though, they are more masculine and robust. I also really like Berezovsky's etude recordings, I first had them by Arrau and couldn't warm up to them, but I'm really entranced by Berezovsky's. I don't know the preludes very well.

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    I like all his études, especially Op. 10 no. 3 "Tristesse", the "Heroic" polonaise, Piano Concerto and Scherzo no. 2

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    Without doubt my favorite Chopin work is his "Étude Revolutionaire" Fantastic music that

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    His Nocturnos. Among them, probably the first one (Op 9, N°1).

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    Mostly his Nocturnes, Etudes and Waltz. Tbh, basically everything Chopin is my cup of tea.
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    “Simplicity is the highest goal, achievable when you have overcome all difficulties." - F. Chopin

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    Fantaisie In F Minor, Op.49...it is everything I am.

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    Etude Op. 25 No 4.

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    Impossible to pick one but my favourites are

    -All four ballades
    -Op27 Nocturnes and Nocturne 20 op. posth.
    -Prelude 4 in E minor and prelude no.15 'raindrop'
    -Ocean etude (op24 no12)

    I also like his op.24 Mazurkas.

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    The First Ballade will always be the epitome of Chopin's work to me. It's played often, and it should be. Supreme art, it really doesn't take much thought to realize that this work is a masterpiece.

    Of course, I also think of the Third Sonata, the Preludes, and the Polonaises... but if I had to pick one, it would be the First Ballade op. 23 every time.

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    Sonatas Nos. 2 and 3 are great masterpieces, in my opinion, but for "just listening to Chopin", I would have to give it to Andante spianato et Grande polonaise brillante. This piece encapsules the spirit of Chopin: beautiful, poetic lyricism followed by robust, energetic Polish spirit.

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    2nd sonata!!!! I love it so much.

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    I enjoy his Mazurkas (especially #23) and his Impromptus most.
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