Chopin pieces enjoyed a prominent place in the early concerts of this French pianist-and when he began his recording career, Chopin once again dominated his attention. A longtime lover of jazz, Francois lent an almost improvisational quality to his interpretations; his performances, in particular, of the ballades and nocturnes are not quite like any other on record. Here are 10 full CDs of Francois's highly influential, often controversial recordings of Chopin: Concertos for Piano Nos. 1 & 2; Polonaises for Piano Op. 26, 40, 44, 53, 61, 71; Fantasie for Piano in F Minor/A Flat Major; Tarantella for Piano in A Flat Major; Rondo for 2 Pianos in C Major; Ballades for Piano Op. 38, 47, 52; Nocturnes for Piano Op. 9, 15, 27, 32, 37, 48, 55, 62; Preludes for Piano Op. 28 , and much more!