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post #31 of 40
This guy plays like an angel. And how about this guy?
post #32 of 40
Arrau
Rubenstein (the G minor Ballade IMO the greatest Chopin recording of all time
Zimmerman

Many more. But these three are a good start.
post #33 of 40
A Jon thread? Awesome.
post #34 of 40
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Arrau
Rubenstein (the G minor Ballade IMO the greatest Chopin recording of all time
Zimmerman

Many more. But these three are a good start.

I never understood the fuss over Rubinstein, and his Chopin especially is pretty boring. The masculine tone in his playing was a better match for Brahms and Beethoven, IMO.

I highly recommend Ingrid Fliter's "Live at the Concertgebouw" Chopin recital. It has an incredible Scherzo No. 2, probably my favorite, and a well-played F-minor Ballade, nocturnes (Op. 9, No. 3 and Op. 27, No. 2), and the F-sharp minor Polonaise. Booming technique and more important, very musical.

Someone remarked how Argerich's Chopin sounds too much like Rachmaninov. I don't see that at all. If you really want to get a dose of "Chopmaninov," try Grimaud.

I agree with the general consensus that Pollini is too cold and precise, albeit technically brilliant, but I guarantee you'll be moved by his recent DG recording of the Chopin nocturnes.
post #35 of 40
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A Jon thread?

Awesome.



I am listening to Rubenstein play Andante spianato and Grand Polonaise Op 22 right now, it's truly amazing.
post #36 of 40
I like Dong-Min Lim's recordings of the preludes. It'll be interesting to see his playing evolve.
post #37 of 40
i love chopin. i dont know alot of people or famous or obscure people that play chopin like people here are listing, but i like anyone who can play with the feeling and touch and legato that chopin pieces require. very hard for me.
post #38 of 40


(I just couldn't resist!)
post #39 of 40
Claudio Arrau does the best interpretation of Chopin's music in my humble opinion....
post #40 of 40
My favourite is Sofronitzky.
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