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5.0 out of 5 stars
did chopin play like this?, 31 May 2010
I've had Chopin LPs, tapes and their replacements when worn out, but most of this selection is the best I have ever heard. Chopin must have taken vain pride in the fact that not only could he compose blissful masterpieces, but few of his contemporaries could plan them well. Well, this Olejniczak conjures up my picture of Chopin, frequently showing off, playing like an athlete with two pairs of hands. On some passages, close your eyes and you will feel your mind and body transported and bounced on the rippling notes. The last track has a recording of the real Szpilman and (okay, you may point out the magic of modern recording) you will see what I mean.