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dramatic and passionate,
This review is from: Chopin: Preludes / Sonata No. 2 (Audio CD)
There are many good recordings of Chopin's preludes. Lots of them are made by outstanding pianists, of whom Martha Argerich is one. The music itself is more open to interpretation than most other classical music, it opens itself up naturally to the whims of the player, and seems somehow to benefit from different readings. No two recordings sound alike and this is one thing I love about them- you can own any amount of different recordings and they will all show a different insight into Chopin's musical personality.
That said, the absolutely fiery rage of, say, number 12, the scintillating number 10, the impeccably dreamy number 13, the deep bell-like bass on number 9 all mark Argerich out as two things. 1- an incredible player with an amazing technique, and 2- one of very few pianists to really play an individual, highly innovative set. There really is not a dull moment in this incredible recording. Recommended highly!