Its extremely difficult to find a better deal than this…Where else can you find such excellent value offered in this 5 CD box-set, packed with the greatest piano classics, and featuring outstanding artists such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Alicia de Larrocha, Julius Katchen, Joseph Cooper, Radu Lupu, Ivan Davis, Shura Cherkassky, Jorge Bolet etc.
Besides the wonderful playing, there’s also great variety of music offered in this music collection.
Ultimate Classical Piano is part of Decca’s “Ultimate” series of box sets, released in 2006. The five discs each contain 20 tracks – most familiar and famous piano works ever written, performed by some of greatest pianists, all pulled from Decca’s vast archive. The overall sound quality is very good, but does vary a bit from track to track. Good assortment of music and performers.
Here’s what you get:
Five discs of piano classics both grand and petite, played with precision, power and flair by Ashkenazy, Schiff, Bolet, De Larrocha, Lupu and more!
Includes Waltz No. 6 in D Flat: No. 1 “Minute”; 12 Etudes: No. 12 in C Minor “Revolutionary” Chopin; Consolation No. 3: Lento Placido Liszt; Children’s Corner: Golliwogg’s Cakewalk Debussy; Rhapsody in G Minor: No. 2 Brahms; Espa+Ýa: No. 2 “Tango” Alb+ªniz; Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor “Path+ªtique”: No. 2, Adagio Cantabile Beethoven; Humoresque: No. 7 Dvor+¡k; Suite for Two Pianos: Waltz Arensky; Lyric Pieces: Notturno Grieg; Rondo Capriccioso Mendelssohn; Jeux D’eau Ravel, and more.