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CHOPIN: 24 Preludes / Ballades / Fantaisie-Impromptu (Moiseiwitsch, Vol. 12) (1938-1952)

Composer(s):Chopin, Fryderyk
Artist(s) Moiseiwitsch, Benno, piano
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.111118
Label Naxos Historical
Quality   320kbps
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This second volume of Moiseiwitsch’s Chopin recordings focuses on the complete Préludes, Op. 28, which the great pianist had attempted to record, unsuccessfully, with the acoustic process, and the Four Ballades. The recording of the complete Préludes is one of the most satisfactory on disc, as Moiseiwitsch captures perfectly the mood of each of these miniature masterpieces. The slower preludes in particular show Moiseiwitsch’s understanding of musical phrasing linked to harmonic progressions. In combination with his ideal projection of the singing line, this gives the impression that the music is a living and breathing entity. In the faster preludes, particularly No. 16 and No. 24, Moiseiwitsch never loses control

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Review By Classica,February 2009


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Review By David Denton, Naxos,May 2008

Benno Moiseiwitsch’s 1948 recording of Chopin’s Twenty-four Preludes remains one of the most persuasive performances on disc.

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