Some of you may recall a post I made a couple weeks ago (and lots of subsequent comments) about The Real Chopin, a box set of Chopin played on period instruments. As promised, I've begun uploading some of my favorite selections from the set to youtube. Here's what I have so far:
Andante spianato et Grande polonaise brillante, op. 22 played on an 1849 Erard.
24 Preludes, op. 28 played on an 1848 Pleyel.
Polonaise-Fantasie, op. 61 played on an 1848 Pleyel.
Berceuse, op. 57 played on an 1849 Erard.
Ballade in G minor, op. 23 on an 1848 Pleyel.
Nocturnes, op. 9 played on an 1849 Erard.
Later tonight I intend on uploading the recordings of his Polish songs, the piano sonatas and possibly the piano trio and cello sonata. I'm also currently in the process of uploading a video over an hour long (my own solo piano recital from a couple weeks ago, which unfortunately doesn't feature any Chopin :( so I don't want to steal all my campus' upload bandwidth!) The box set includes recordings of everything he ever wrote, so don't be afraid to ask for your favorite piece if I haven't uploaded it yet!
As a side note, I also recently had the amazing experience of being allowed to play/sample many historical pianos at a museum in Massachusetts, including an 1840 Erard and an 1845 Pleyel. I also spent a lot of time playing pieces by my beloved Schubert on an 1830 Bosendorfer and an 1830 Trondlin. Feel free to ask me any questions you may have about what these pianos were like to play on.
Enjoy! If you love these recordings and have the cash to spare, I highly encourage you to purchase the box set for yourself. It's well-packaged, well-recorded, and authentically Polish (the booklet is primarily in Polish with English translation!). One of the coolest things I have in my collection.
EDIT 1: Very positive response. Thanks for listening and discussing! I'm about to upload a bunch more requests, but in the meantime here are two more for everyone to enjoy:
Fantasie-Impromptu, op. 66, played on an 1848 Pleyel
Etudes, opp. 10 and 25, on an 1849 Erard
It should be noted that in multiple-movement works (ie the Preludes and Etudes), I have included the timestamps of each individual movement in the video descriptions.
EDIT 2: Put up a few more, and now it's time for bed.
Ballade in F minor, op. 52 on an 1848 Pleyel
Scherzo in B-flat minor, op. 31 on an 1849 Erard
Scherzo in C-sharp minor, op. 39 on an 1849 Erard
Mazurkas, op. 7 on an 1848 Pleyel
Mazurkas, op. 56 on an 1849 Erard
Nocturnes, op. 48 on authentic period pianos
Concerto in E minor, op. 11 on an 1848 Pleyel with an authentic period orchestra