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Beautiful, if a touch too easy-going
on 11 August 2011
It seems that Nelson Freire can effortlessly produce the most beguiling soft playing and this trait stands him in good stead for the Chopin Nocturnes. They're all beautifully sung, but occasionally they can sound a little bit soporific - Nocturnes they may be, but they contain some of Chopin's darkest and most personal music, and Freire doesn't explore that to the full, sometimes sounding a bit too comfortable. It doesn't detract from the beauty of the playing though - a very good recording, but not quite excellent.