Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

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Fantaisie-Impromptu in C# minor Opus 66 artwork 1

Fantaisie-Impromptu in C# minor Opus 66 Frederic Chopin (1810-1849 : Poland) Soloists: Nikolai Lugansky Record label: Onyx Catalogue ID: ONYX

Frederic Chopin Conductor: Jerzy Semkow Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Soloists: Rafal Blechacz Record label: Deutsche Grammophon Catalogue ID: 477 8088

Frederic Chopin Conductor: Andris Nelsons Ensemble: Staatskapelle Berlin Soloists: Daniel Barenboim Record label: Deutsche Grammophon Catalogue ID: 477 9520

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Prelude in Db major Opus 28 No.15 Frederic Chopin (1810-1849 : Poland) Soloists: Martha Argerich Record label: Deutsche Grammophon

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