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Label:
  Sony Classical - http://klassik.sonymusic.de/
Serial:
  SS 61885
Title:
  Chopin: Etudes Opp. 10, 25 - Perahia
Description:
  Chopin: Etudes Opp. 10, 25

Murray Perahia (piano)
Track listing:
 
Genre:
  Classical - Instrumental
Content:
  Stereo
Media:
  Single Layer
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Recording info:
 

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Review by Johnno August 1, 2004 (4 of 6 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
All I can do is agree wholeheartedly with Darland. This is a truly magnificent disc, with playing of incredible virtuosity and a recording that is technically truly sublime, with as realistic piano timbre as I have heard without actually being there. The works themselves are glorious too, so this becomes a mandatory purchase for all Chopin lovers and for those who want to experience wonderful artistry of the highest level.

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Review by Daland July 10, 2004 (4 of 7 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
A stunning recording. These performances are simply overwhelming. The sound can hardly be bettered in terms of clarity, brilliance and transparency. It is full-bodied, warm and natural in every respect. And surely there has been no pianist in recent years who can match Perahia in interpretative insight and expressive power. Even Rubinstein avoided Chopin's Etudes because he found them too challenging. Perahia accepted the challenge and proved equal to it.

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Review by canonical March 21, 2009 (4 of 9 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
Outrageously good!

I could write a long review to say the same thing, but sometimes ... less is more. Recorded July 2001 (24 bit PCM).
The first etude (Op.10) just dazzles: Perahia's performance is brilliant, the bass sound of the piano is astonishing, and the top range has clarity and sheer zing. Spine-tingling.

Highly recommended.

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Works: 2  

Frederic Chopin - 12 Etudes, Op. 10
Frederic Chopin - 12 Etudes, Op. 25