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the definitive Preludes,
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This review is from: Chopin: Preludes / Sonata No. 2 (Audio CD)
This is why Argerich is so highly rated. To sample her approach, try listening to her reading of the opening Prelude (in C major) and compare it to, say, Pollini's. Pollini's is a fine, deeply thought-out account. Argerich's, by contrast, is an immersion in the emotion of the piece. In works by other composers, some people might find her passionate approach off-putting - Argerich is often criticised for playing 'too fast' and with 'too much' emotion . But here, it's perfect, (and actually, I suspect, a little slower than her live performances of the same pieces). It's passionate of course, but technically accomplished and completely convincing. One of my 'Desert Island Discs'