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on November 12, 2010
The performances of the pieces in this album are one of the greatest ever one can get.
In terms of Chopin interpretation, Pollini is about the most anti-salon and anti-sentimental interpretor: his are 'guns buried in flowers', as Schumann once famously described Chopin's compositions.
Sentimentality isn't necessarily a bad thing if the sentiments are rightly echoed. The result of the high-strung approach yields as much to sentimentality as to intelligent musicality, surprisingly in this recording.
The most unfortunate news about this set is that the bit-image processing technique is inadequate to remake the depth and breadth of the sound in the Vienna Musikeverin as captured on vinyl when this album was first issued.
There is another version on SACD that presumably does better in terms of accoustics, and one would only wish that DG would re-issue the SACD version of this wonderful classic performance.
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