Alfred Cortot Encores

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5.0 out of 5 star rating 5.0

COMPOSERS: Albeniz,Brahms,Chopin,Handel,Liszt,Schubert,Weber
LABELS: Naxos
WORKS: Encores by Schubert, Chopin, Brahms, Liszt, Weber, Handel, Albéniz
PERFORMER: Alfred Cortot (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: 8.111261

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There are wrong notes, some of the recordings are of poor quality, others remarkably good for the 1920s: what is amazing is the unfailing verve, poetry, warmth and spontaneity. Some of the playing here is hardly credible, the technique and insight together are overpowering.

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Michael Tanner