Chopin: 4 Ballads & 4 Scherzi
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||Scherzo No. 1 In B Minor, Op. 20||Istvan Szekely||9:44||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Scherzo No. 2 In B Flat Minor, Op. 31||Istvan Szekely||9:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Scherzo No. 3 In C Sharp Minor, Op. 39||Istvan Szekely||8:03||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Scherzo No. 4 In e Major, Op. 54||Istvan Szekely||10:15||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Ballade No. 1 In G Minor, Op. 23||Istvan Szekely||8:15||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Ballade No. 2 In F Major, Op. 38||Istvan Szekely||6:55||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Ballade No. 3 In a Flat Major, Op. 47||Istvan Szekely||6:35||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Ballade No. 4 In F Minor, Op. 52||Istvan Szekely||9:32||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Great for studying
I'm no virtuoso nor professional music critic, so take this as you may.
Szekely's recording of Chopin speaks to me. The tempo is driven but the intonation demonstrates finesse. There is passion behind the notes and I personally am awed by the technical execution of the pieces.
This album along with Saints-Saens and a smattering of Bach are my "go-to" albums when I have serious work to do.