Chopin: Preludes

COMPOSERS: Chopin
LABELS: Decca
ALBUM TITLE: Chopin
WORKS: Preludes
PERFORMER: Claudio Arrau (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: 475 7768
He may not have shared Rubinstein’s spontaneous, unmediated hotline to Chopin, but the septuagenerian Arrau’s deeplyconsidered nobility nourishes the polished mahogany grain of the Preludes and the Impromptus – a remarkable achievement for a pianist nearing the age of 80. Paul Riley

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