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|Frederic Chopin, Felix  Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann|
William Kapell Edition Vol.2 - Chopin: Sonatas; Mendelssohn, Schumann, Mozart
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Classical
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The everlasting genius' flame!
Hiram Gomez Pardo | Valencia, Venezuela | 07/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
Febrile intensity, visceral enthusiasm, steeled fingering, unsurpassed poetry are some of the most praised epithets I would employ to resume in very brief words, the Promethean pianist per excellence, the unerring perfection of his unequaled sound.
Honesty, prodigious skillfulness and profound commitment will be the eternal feature of this distinguished artist.
The transcendence of these performances by far, surpasses all what the words may express. The Third sonata `s crystalline poetry and ethereal phrasing seems to emerge from the recording and literally hover all the hall. His artistic status allowed to achieve such expression level, and the only version which gets close in poetry is Dinu Lipatti.
The Nocturne Op. 9 is loaded of profound sentiment and transcendent lyricism as well as the Waltz Op. 18' s performance possesses such lyrical flight, charm, elegance and notorious élan, that one might state there is not any other version played with such sublime perfection, mercurial vehemence and aristocratic refinement.
The Second Sonata's performance is tinged of precognitive mood, dark poetry, featured of plumbed presages. This piece was performed just one week before the final flight in Australia Oct. 22 1953.
This album is a must-buy, due it's utopian to believe or even think to obtain such level of cathartic experience in the present times, due it does not seem the aim in the artistic minds of the actual generation of pianists. On the other hand, the creator imagination and inner fire he played is the consequence and not the cause of a spiritual attitude.
Doc Holliday | Great Northwest | 11/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Treat yourself and save some money: Order the whole box set! Still a bargin and worth very nickel for one of the best pianists, ever."