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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.