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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!