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This review is from: Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (Audio CD)
Fresh, satisfying; those are the words that come to my mind when i think of this disc. These are btw live-performances wich adds a certain charm, the audience is definately most enthusiastic and its presence doesn't bother a bit-- you probably won't even notice it until the applause's.
In this recording these concertos really sound what they are; orchestral works. There are so many orchestral subleties in this recording which delight the ear and which you probably never heard before, while the solo part is in no way overshadowed. These performances may lack some of the emotional temperature say, that early recording from late 1960's by Martha Argerich with Claudio Abbado, but the works themselves come out as great early/classic romantic music, which makes sense since Chopin was composing these concertos right after the deaths of Beethoven and Schubert and always remained a great admirer of Mozart.
If you really want to hear music as it's written, to hear everything the composer wrote in his score played with energy, charm and enthusiasm, then this is for you.