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Chopin: Twenty Four Préludes Op.28
Frederic Chopin, Maurizio Pollini
Chopin: Twenty Four Préludes Op.28
Genre: Classical
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All Artists: Frederic Chopin, Maurizio Pollini
Title: Chopin: Twenty Four Préludes Op.28
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 1
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genre: Classical
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 028941379627

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Musical perfection
Scott N. Stone | Washington,, DC USA | 08/20/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD won a Grand Prix du Disc in the original vinyl version. The preludes are miracles in miniature, revealing Chopin at his most subtle and masterful. Pollini movingly brings to life the many voices of these amazing short pieces. If I had to take one CD to a desert island, this would probably be it."
The standard
James Peyton | columbia, sc United States | 09/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this recording in vinyl in the early 80s and am still astounded by Pollini's ability to make each prelude individual but still part of a complete opus. I later have bought recordings of this work by Argerich, Perahia, Lortie, Kissin, Ashkenazy, Alexeev, and Pires. All bring special qualities to this incredible work that stands as one of the peaks of piano compostition, but I have found no other recording that matches Pollini's intellectual control, his passion, or comprehensive technique. As a student of these works, I believe that this recording is the benchmark, a truly sublime reading of one of Chopin's most diverse and important works."
An underappreciated classic
Anthony S. | Chicago, IL USA | 03/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Pollini's famous recordings of Chopin's 1st concerto and etudes are justly acclaimed, but this choice album is begging for reissue in the "Originals" series. Pollini masterfully plays these microcosmic works as a cycle with trademark technical assurance and in a warmer tone than the etudes album--there is no lack of delicacy in the F-sharp major and F major preludes, for instance. Riveting from the opening C major prelude to the cataclysmic D minor conclusion (a favorite encore of his), this remains my preferred version of this opus despite more-or-less competitive alternatives by Cortot, Argerich, Pogorelich, Moravec, Freire, Kissin, Sokolov, Arrau, Perahia, Rubinstein, and Ashkenazy."