Chopin: Etudes; Piano Sonata No. 2

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COMPOSERS: Chopin
LABELS: IDIS
WORKS: Etudes; Piano Sonata No. 2
PERFORMER: Wilhelm Backhaus (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: 6559 ADD Reissue (1928/50)

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Wilhelm Backhaus’s pioneering 1928 Chopin Etudes remains a formidable achievement. He shows enormous technical security and some imaginative touches, although there is limited colour and charm. The transfers are not ideal. Tim Parry