Chopin: Preludes, Nocturnes & Mazurkas

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COMPOSERS: Chopin
LABELS: Dal Segno
WORKS: Preludes, Nocturnes & Mazurkas
PERFORMER: Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: Dal Segno DSPRCD 060 (1986)

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Thibaudet’s normal eloquence and technical brilliance yield here to a curiously four-square rhythmic profile, and a lack of variety and dramatic intensity, undermining the power of this tragic masterpiece. Jeremy Siepmann