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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling recording!, 25 Jan 2011
This review is from: Chopin: Polonaises (Audio CD)
Unconvinced about some of Ashkenazy's Chopin, I find this CD extraordinarily good. He plays with passion and fire, incredible technical command and a real feeling for the overall architecture of the pieces, some of them quite long.

The f sharp minor polonaise is particularly well played, Ashkenazy approaches the piece with great - what's the word? - aplomb. Many of the pieces are rarely heard and it is interesting to listen to Chopin away from the usual sonatas, nocturnes and preludes. The recorded sound is astonishingly real. A brilliant CD!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Chopin!!!, 16 July 2013
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Vladimir Ashkenazy is a very versatile pianist who is at home recording or performing composers like Rachmaninov, Mozart, Beethoven, Prokofiev and Chopin. He has recorded most, if not all, of Chopin's piano works, including all his Polonaises, plus other pieces on this double Decca CD recorded in the late 1970/80s. His commanding flamboyant style is highlighted on Polonaises like the A flat major op.53 and F sharp minor op.44. Yet Ashkenazy shows a sensitive and lighter touch on Polonaises, such as the B flat major op.71 or the E flat minor op.26. Amazing Chopin by a wonderful pianist.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Buy for Rare Chopin, 30 Oct 2010
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Quite a few pieces not heard often, particularly the 'Allegro de Concert' Op. 46.
All well played by a highly gifted pianist.
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2 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good, 5 Feb 2009
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The information on the product was accurate, so I knew exactly what I was getting. The quality and delivery were very good.
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