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Grigory Sokolov's live performance of the 12 op.25 Etudes, the 24 Preludes and 2nd piano sonata is a revelation! However many studio recordings one has, they cannot compare with the feverish excitiement of this live recital. The difficulty of these pieces is such that extremely few pianists dare to perform them in public, let alone have a recital recorded! This is essential listening for any Chopin and piano lover.
The 2nd double CD of mazurcas and polonaises is by a Polish pianist unkown to me. Very good but cannot compare with Sokolov.