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The Art of Nelson Freire

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Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30 (Christoph Willibald von Gluck)

1
Melodie (Arr. Sgambati)
Nelson Freire
00:03:04

Christoph Willibald Gluck, Composer - Giovanni Sgambati, Arranger, Work Arranger - Nelson Freire, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jonathan Stokes, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer

℗ 2019 Decca Music Group Limited

2
Chopin: Nocturne No. 2 in E flat, Op. 9 No. 2
Nelson Freire
00:04:20

Frederic Chopin, Composer - Nelson Freire, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Philip Siney, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2010 Decca Music Group Limited

3
Villa-Lobos: Saudades das Selvas Brasilieras No. 2
Nelson Freire
00:02:54

Heitor Villa-Lobos, Composer - Nelson Freire, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jonathan Stokes, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2012 Decca Music Group Limited

Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Cantata BWV 147 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

4
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Arr. Piano by Kempff)
Nelson Freire
00:03:40

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Nelson Freire, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Wilhelm Kempff, Arranger, Work Arranger - Jonathan Stokes, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2016 Decca Music Group Limited

16 Waltzes, Op. 39 (Johannes Brahms)

5
15. Waltz in A Flat
Nelson Freire
00:01:29

Johannes Brahms, Composer - Nelson Freire, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jonathan Stokes, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2017 Decca Music Group Limited

6
Chopin: Berceuse in D Flat Major, Op. 57
Nelson Freire
00:04:08

Frederic Chopin, Composer - Nelson Freire, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jonathan Stokes, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2014 Decca Music Group Limited

7
Debussy: D'un cahier d'esquisses, L.99
Nelson Freire
00:04:53

Claude Debussy, Composer - Nelson Freire, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Philip Siney, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2009 Decca Music Group Limited

3 Etudes Op. posth. "Méthode des méthodes" (Frédéric Chopin)

8
No. 1 In F Minor
Nelson Freire
00:02:15

Frederic Chopin, Composer - Nelson Freire, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Martha de Francisco, Producer - Hans-Ulrich Bastin, Editor, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2002 Decca Music Group Limited

Préludes / Book 1, L.117 (Claude Debussy)

9
8. La fille aux cheveux de lin
Nelson Freire
00:02:23

Claude Debussy, Composer - Nelson Freire, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Philip Siney, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2009 Decca Music Group Limited

10
Chopin: Nocturne No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 9 No. 1
Nelson Freire
00:05:34

Frederic Chopin, Composer - Nelson Freire, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Philip Siney, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2010 Decca Music Group Limited

Lyric Pieces Book III, Op. 43 (Edvard Grieg)

11
2. Solitary traveller
Nelson Freire
00:01:37

Edvard Grieg, Composer - Nelson Freire, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jonathan Stokes, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer

℗ 2019 Decca Music Group Limited

Concerto in D minor, BWV 974 - for Harpsichord/Arranged by Bach from: Oboe Concerto in D minor by Alessandro Marcello (1685-1750) (Johann Sebastian Bach)

12
2. Andante
Nelson Freire
00:03:27

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Nelson Freire, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jonathan Stokes, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2016 Decca Music Group Limited

4 Piano Pieces, Op. 119 (Johannes Brahms)

13
1. Intermezzo in B Minor
Nelson Freire
00:03:54

Johannes Brahms, Composer - Nelson Freire, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jonathan Stokes, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2017 Decca Music Group Limited

Lyric Pieces Book IX, Op. 68 (Edvard Grieg)

14
5. At the Cradle
Nelson Freire
00:02:22

Edvard Grieg, Composer - Nelson Freire, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jonathan Stokes, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer

℗ 2019 Decca Music Group Limited

13 Préludes, op. 32 (Serge Rachmaninoff)

15
No. 10 in B Minor: Lento
Nelson Freire
00:05:12

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Composer - Nelson Freire, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jonathan Stokes, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer

℗ 2019 Decca Music Group Limited

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight" (Ludwig van Beethoven)

16
1. Adagio sostenuto
Nelson Freire
00:05:26

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Ian Watson, Editor - Nelson Freire, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Philip Siney, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2006 Decca Music Group Limited

Lyric Pieces Book I, Op. 12 (Edvard Grieg)

17
1. Arietta
Nelson Freire
00:01:07

Edvard Grieg, Composer - Nelson Freire, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jonathan Stokes, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer

℗ 2019 Decca Music Group Limited

Kinderszenen, Op. 15 (Robert Schumann)

18
7. Träumerei
Nelson Freire
00:02:30

Robert Schumann, Composer - Nelson Freire, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Philip Siney, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer, Executive Producer - Jean-Hugues Allard, Producer, Executive Producer

℗ 2003 Decca Music Group Limited

Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21 (Frédéric Chopin)

19
2. Larghetto
Nelson Freire
00:08:15

Frederic Chopin, Composer - Nelson Freire, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Lionel Bringuier, Conductor, MainArtist - Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Orchestra, MainArtist - Philip Siney, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2014 Decca Music Group Limited

Suite Bergamasque, L.75 (Claude Debussy)

20
3. Clair de lune
Nelson Freire
00:04:53

Claude Debussy, Composer - Nelson Freire, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Philip Siney, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2009 Decca Music Group Limited

Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Op. 110 (Ludwig van Beethoven)

21
1. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
Nelson Freire
00:06:15

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Ian Watson, Editor - Nelson Freire, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Philip Siney, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2006 Decca Music Group Limited

Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15 (Johannes Brahms)

22
2. Adagio
Nelson Freire
00:14:02

Johannes Brahms, Composer - Riccardo Chailly, Conductor, MainArtist - Nelson Freire, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew Cornall, Producer, Recording Producer - Gewandhausorchester, Orchestra, MainArtist - Philip Siney, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Thomas Haendel, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Eike Boehm, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2006 Decca Music Group Limited

Préludes / Book 1, L.117 (Claude Debussy)

23
6. Des pas sur la neige
Nelson Freire
00:03:55

Claude Debussy, Composer - Nelson Freire, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Philip Siney, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2009 Decca Music Group Limited

Le carnaval des animaux, R. 125 (Camille Saint-Saëns)

24
Le Cygne
Mischa Maisky
00:03:12

Martha Argerich, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS, Composer - Mischa Maisky, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nelson Freire, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Wilhelm Hellweg, Producer, Recording Producer - Onno Scholtze, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Roger de Schot, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1988 Universal International Music B.V.

25
Chopin: Nocturne No. 20 in C sharp minor, Op. posth.
Nelson Freire
00:03:34

Frederic Chopin, Composer - Nelson Freire, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Philip Siney, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2010 Decca Music Group Limited

Carnaval, Op. 9 (Robert Schumann)

26
12. Chopin
Nelson Freire
00:01:14

Robert Schumann, Composer - Nelson Freire, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Philip Siney, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer, Executive Producer - Jean-Hugues Allard, Producer, Executive Producer

℗ 2003 Decca Music Group Limited

Préludes / Book 1, L.117 (Claude Debussy)

27
1. Danseuses de Delphes
Nelson Freire
00:03:14

Claude Debussy, Composer - Nelson Freire, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Philip Siney, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2009 Decca Music Group Limited

28
Chopin: Nocturne No. 11 in G minor, Op. 37 No. 1
Nelson Freire
00:06:21

Frederic Chopin, Composer - Nelson Freire, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Philip Siney, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2010 Decca Music Group Limited

Kinderszenen, Op. 15 (Robert Schumann)

29
13. Der Dichter spricht
Nelson Freire
00:02:11

Robert Schumann, Composer - Nelson Freire, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Philip Siney, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer, Executive Producer - Jean-Hugues Allard, Producer, Executive Producer

℗ 2003 Decca Music Group Limited

6 Consolations, S. 172 (Franz Liszt)

30
No. 3 in D flat major (Lento, placido)
Nelson Freire
00:04:21

Franz Liszt, Composer - Nelson Freire, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jonathan Stokes, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dominic Fyfe, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2011 Decca Music Group Limited

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