Chopin: Various Works

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COMPOSERS: Chopin
LABELS: Melodiya
WORKS: Various works
PERFORMER: Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: MEL CD 10 01626

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These live recordings, all from the Moscow Conservatoire’s Great Hall, don’t always show Richter at his best with some splashy, hard-toned playing. Yet several performancs, such as that of the C sharp minor Etude, Op. 25, are out of this world. Jessica Duchen