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LINKS TO COMPLETE CHOPIN RECORDING AND SHEET MUSIC

Below are the links to servers that store Chopin music recordings under mp3 format and Chopin music sheets or scores under pdf format. Although downloads are free and unlimited, professional listeners should obtain original CDs to have high-quality recordings from various pianists of their choice. Please note that visitors use these music files at their own risk. This website is not in any way responsible for the quality, the completeness, or the copyright of these files or these servers.

 1    COMPLETE CHOPIN MUSIC AND SCORE 

This web page hosts the complete recording of Chopin music in mp3 and sheet music in pdf format. This is the most complete and the best collection of Chopin music and score online so far. Most music sheets are out of copyright and all recordings are anonymous. Visitors can log in using username "chopin" and password "poet".

 2   BOYUNG LEE CLASSICAL CHOPIN 

Lee hosts many Chopin recordings of famous pianists. Besides classical music, the home page also hosts new age, lullaby, and some Korean music.

 3   CHUBRIK CLASSICAL CHOPIN   

Russian pianist Chubrik hosts many Chopin recordings of famous pianists. Besides Chopin, the home page also hosts the music of other composers.

RECOMMENDED BOX SETS OF CHOPIN MUSIC

Chopin Complete Edition
various artists

DG 1999 (17CDs)
Chopin Edition 200th Anniversary
various artists

EMI 2010 (16CDs)
Chopin The Complete Works
Garrick Ohlsson

Hyperion 2008 (16CDs)
Chopin The Piano Works
Vladimir Ashkenazy
Ashkenazy
Decca 1997 (13CDs)
       
Chopin Complete Edition
various artists (not 1999's)

DG 2010 (17CDs)
The Chopin Collection
Artur Rubinstein
Rubinstein

RCA Victor 1991 (11CDs)
Chopin: Piano Works
Samson Francois
Francois 1

EMI 2001 (10CDs)
Complete piano music
Nikita Magaloff
Magaloff

Philips 1978 (13CDs)
       
Chopin Complete Works
various artists

Brilliant 2007 (30CDs)
Chopin Piano Works
Claudio Arrau

Philips 1991 (6CDs)
Chopin Œuvres Pour Piano,
Alfred Cortot
Cortot 2
EMI 2002 (6CDs)
Complete 1950s Chopin Recordings
Stefan Askenase

DG 2005 (7CDs)
       
The 15th International Chopin
Piano Competition, Warsaw 2005

DUX (Polish) 2006 (15CDs)
Complete Solo Piano Works
Tatiana Shebanova

DUX (Polish) 2005 (10CDs)
Chopin Œuvres pour piano
Georges Cziffra 
Cziffra

EMI 2004 (5CDs)
Complete Piano Music
Idil Biret
Biret
Naxos 1999 (15CDs)


RECOMMENDED MUSIC FOR VISITORS WHO ARE NEW TO CHOPIN

Nocturne Op.9 no.2

Nocturne C minor Op. posth

Etude Op.10 no.3 (Tristesse)

Etude Op.10 no.12 (Revolution)

Etude Op.25 no.9 (Butterfly)

Etude Op.25 no.11 (Winter wind)

Waltz Op.18

Waltz Op.64 no.2

Waltz No.19 A minor
Fantaisie-Impromptu Op. 66

Sonata Op.35 III-Funeral march

Prelude Op.28 no.4

Mazurka Op.33 no.2

Mazurka Op.63 no.3

Polonaise B flat minor (Adieu)

Polonaise Op. 53 (Heroic)

Concerto Op.11 II-Romance

Song Op.74 no.1 "Zyczenie"


MOST FAVORITE CHOPIN MUSIC

Concertos No.1 Op.11 & No.2 Op.21

4 Ballades, 4 Scherzos, Barcarolle Op.60, Fantasy Op.49

Sonatas No.2 Op.35 & No.3 Op. 58

12 Etudes Op.10 & 12 Etudes Op.25

24 Preludes Op.28, Prelude Op.45, Berceuse Op.57

21 Nocturnes, 4 Impromptus, 19 Waltzes

51 Mazurkas, Polonaises Op.22, 26, 40, 44, 53, 61

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COMPLETE CHOPIN MUSIC ANALYSIS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

This section will feature brief analyses (nearly short paragraphs) about each work of Chopin. This project will take a long time to finish. I thank Fred Yu for his great contribution in this project. Please check back again frequently. The updated analysis is highlighted in italic.

     Albumblatt         Canon               Funeral March       Scherzo

    
Allegretto         Cantabile           Galop Marquis       Sonata 

     Allegro Concert
    Concerto            Impromptu           Song

     Andantino          Contredanse
         Largo               Tarantella

     Ballade
            Duo Concertant      Mazurka             Trio

    
Barcarolle         Ecossaise           Nocturne            Variation

     Berceuse
           Etude               Polonaise           Waltz

     Bolero             Fantasia
            Prelude  

     Bourrée    
       Fugue               Rondo

Disclaimer: The analysis is solely the writers' personal understanding of Chopin's music and does not represent any person's and/or organization's opinion as to its accuracy or completeness. Your use of this information is at your own risk and for reference purpose only. The text may not be copied, reproduced, used in any way or modified without my permission and/or necessary citation.

References: Click here for a full list of books and articles used to build this website

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