When my step-father suggested to me to try Chopin's Nocturnes he insisted that I get this recording of it, saying nothing has come close since. That is until they were remastered! After testing his theory and exploring other performances, this is the one I come back to and have to agree with his initial judgement.
Rubenstein coaxes the most exquisite tones and emotions from his piano and makes the music on offer here soar like you never knew it was quite possible to. The recordings are clear and crackle free and the remastering has been done with respect and a light touch, rather than some of the over compressed recordings I have on my shelves.
This is beautiful music played by a master and it is one to sit back and savour at regular intervals. Truly the recording of Chopin's Nocturnes to buy and simply sublime.
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