Chopin: 24 Preludes, 14 Waltzes (APR)

Expert re-masterings breathe new life into these treasured recordings [SG]

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Chopin: 24 Preludes (Apex)

(Déjà Review) Lympany’s natural poetry is combined with superb detail and projection of inner voices [DS]

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Chopin: Recital 4 (ATMA Classique)

A satisfying recital with a wide-ranging selection and an experienced interpreter [MG]

Robert Lortat (piano) – Chopin Recordings (APR)

Lortat, a real competitor to Cortot in Chopin, finally receives the transfers he deserves [JW]

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Impromptus (Naïve)

Margain is very much at home in this music, and is its ideal exponent [SG]

Chopin: Preludes, Piano Sonata No. 2 (Deutsche Grammophon)

(Déjà Review) The cumulative power of the Preludes make this, for some, the greatest performance of the work ever recorded [JL]

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Fantasie – 7 Composers, 7 Keyboards (Harmonia Mundi)

The most fun musical history lesson I can imagine [DMD]

Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (Deutsche Grammophon)

(Déjà Review) Truly inspired performances of masterful music [PJL]

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Andrei Gavrilov (piano) Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon (Eloquence)

A release pianophiles will treasure [SG]

Chopin: Piano Sonatas (Deutsche Grammophon)

Old war horses emerge reinvigorated [DMD]

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Chopin: Complete Waltzes & Impromptus (Nimbus)

(Déjà Review) This goes straight to the top of my list of favourite Chopin CDs [RMo]

Chopin: Young Chopin (Pavane)

(Déjà Review) Trzeciak highlights the inherent sense of longing and the spirit of Polish dance to good effect [CC]

Chopin: Piano Sonatas (Deutsche Grammophon)

Performances of authority and distinction [SG]

Chopin: Piano Concertos (BIS)

(Déjà Review) These fine chamber renderings of the Chopin concertos make them sound as if that is how they were meant to be [JL]

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Michael Studer (piano) The Legacy (Claves)

(Déjà Review) Buy it for the Bach, and become enthralled by the rest [DC]

Claudio Arrau (piano) The Complete Warner Classics Recordings (Warner Classics)

Aristocratic, authoritative and poetic performances [SG]

Miładowski and Chopin: Known and Unknown Romantics (Dux)

Unknown but attractive piano music by Miładowski but not my top choice for the Chopin [RCh]

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La Valse (Hänssler Classic)

These wind orchestra arrangements could hardly be better played [MC]

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Sergio Fiorentino (piano) Early Live and Unissued Takes (Rhine)

A live concerto flanked by other rare material shows the breadth of Fiorentino’s talent [JW]

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Gina Bachauer: Mercury Masters (Eloquence)

Gina Bachauer’s powerful Mercury legacy, collated in its entirety for the first time in a single box [JW]

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Stefan Askenase (piano) Concerts (Meloclassic)

Finesse and elegance in these richly recorded recitals [RCh]

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Marguerite Long (piano) Vol. 2 (APR)

Enjoyable and insightful performances [SG]