Chopin - Funeral March Op 72 No 2
Chopin - Krakowiak, Op. 14, I.
Chopin - Krakowiak, Op. 14, II
Chopin - Mazurek Fis-moll Op.59 Nr 3
Chopin - Nokturn c-moll Op. 48 Nr 1
Chopin - Nocturne in A flat major Op 32 No 2
Chopin - Nocturne in B flat minor Op. 9 No.1
Chopin - Nocturne in C minor Op.27 No.1
Chopin - Nocturne in C minor Op.48 No.1
Chopin - Nocturne in E flat major Op.9 No.2
Chopin - Nocturne In F minor Op.55 No.1
Chopin - Nocturne in G minor Op.37 No.1
Chopin - Polonaise Op. posth - A-flat major
Chopin - Polonez Cis moll Op. 26 No.1
Chopin - Scherzo h-moll Op. 20 Nr 1
Chopin - Sonata b-moll Op. 35 IV
Chopin - Tragic Polonaise Op 44 (1/2)
Chopin - Revolutionary Etude Op. 10 No.12
Chopin - Rondo in C minor
Chopin - 19 Waltzes - op.posth. no.19
Chopin - 19 Waltzes - op.42
Chopin - 19 Waltzes - op.69 no.2
Chopin - 24 Preludes op.28 - part 1
Idil Biret, in front of the house Chopin was born, 9 October 1995, Zelazowa-Wola, Poland.
Idil Biret manifested an outstanding gift for music at the age of three and was trained at the Paris Conservatory under the tutelage of Nadia Boulanger. She studied with Alfred Cortot and was a lifelong disciple of Wilhelm Kempff who considered her as her best student. Since the age of sixteen Idil Biret has given concerts throughout the world with major orchestras including the London Symphony, the Philharmonia, BBC Orchestras, Leningrad Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Dresden Staatskapelle, Berlin Radio Symphony, French National Orchestra, Polish Radio Symphony, Orchestre Suisse Romande, Warsaw Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic and Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Among the eminent conductors she collaborated with are Pierre Monteux, Joseph Keilberth, Hermann Scherchen, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Alexander Dimitreev, Eric Leinsdorf, Rudolf Kempe, Adrian Boult, Malcolm Sargent, Charles Mackerras, Moshe Atzmon, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Andrew Davis, Anthony Wit and Aaron Copland. Her first US concert took place on 22 November 1963 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, in the immediate aftermath of the tragic event of President Kennedy’s death that day.
Idil Biret has participated in many festivals including Montreal, Berlin, Paris, Nohant, Duszniki, Athens, Persepolis, Dubrovnik, Montreal, Royan, Montpellier, Weimar and Istanbul. She has played Beethoven Sonatas with Yehudi Menuhin and the Mozart Concerto for two pianos with Wilhelm Kempff. Idil Biret has been member in the juries of many competitions including the Van Cliburn (USA), Queen Elisabeth (Belgium), Montreal (Canada), Busoni (Italy), Liszt (Weimar, Germany, Utrecht, Holland) Messiaen (Paris). She has received the following awards; Lily Boulanger Memorial, Boston; Harriet Cohen - Dinu Lipatti gold medal, London; Adelaide Ristori prize, Italy; Artistic Merit and Order of Merit, Poland; Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite, France; State Artist, Turkey. She is the recipient of honorary doctorates from many universities.
Recorded live on March 28, 2000
Aufseßsaal, Germanic National Museum
Chopin - Etude No. 01 in A Flat
mp3 - 2,11 MB - 2′18
Chopin - Etude No. 02 in F minor
mp3 - 1,43 MB - 1′34
Chopin - Etude No. 03 in F
mp3 - 1,63 MB - 1′47
Chopin - Etude No. 04 in A minor
mp3 - 1,53 MB - 1′40
Idil Biret, at George Sand’s house, 1999, Nohant, France.
The third window from the left is the room Chopin stayed in.
Photo - Şefik Yüksel