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#419300 - 11/06/07 12:31 PM My FAVORITE Chopin Ballade #1 recording!
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Ivan Moravec:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_zM49emRoE

And here is a video clip of Moravec performing Chopin's Mazurka in a minor, Op. 17. No. 4:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOwcSInU1II

(William Kapell also has a heartbreakingly beautiful recording of this Mazurka which I cannot recommend enough.)
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#419301 - 11/10/07 01:13 PM Re: My FAVORITE Chopin Ballade #1 recording!
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She was with me even in my grave
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And she sang like the first storm heaven gave.
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#419302 - 11/10/07 05:18 PM Re: My FAVORITE Chopin Ballade #1 recording!
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I am with you on that. He is also my favorite... have you heard his Fantasie?

GADDD...

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#419303 - 11/10/07 06:23 PM Re: My FAVORITE Chopin Ballade #1 recording!
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I've heard all of Moravec's Chopin recordings. His Preludes (the recording he made with the Connoisseur Society label) and Nocturnes are for all time.
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#419304 - 11/10/07 06:36 PM Re: My FAVORITE Chopin Ballade #1 recording!
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Op. 68 No. 2? I think that's a mistake. It should be Op. 17 no. 4.

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#419305 - 11/10/07 06:44 PM Re: My FAVORITE Chopin Ballade #1 recording!
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Originally posted by Balakirev:
Op. 68 No. 2? I think that's a mistake. It should be Op. 17 no. 4. [/b]
Thanks, Balakirev, for your eagle eye. You are right! I just made the correction to my original post. (Damn these opus numbers!)
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