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Hank Zauderer
My Classical Notes, March 2016

…this DVD allows the listener to hear a Chopin Sonata, Scherzo, Mazurka, and Waltzes, all played by one incredible performer. © 2016 My Classical Notes Read complete review




Penguin Guide, January 2009

Chopin playing of the highest artistry from Michelangeli, recorded in Milan in 1962. The visual side of the recording is in black-and-white, but his piano playing is full of colour. The clarity of articulation is phenomenal, as is the subtlety of his tone colouring. The B flat minor Sonata is one of the great performances on record, and the delicacy of the Andante spianato is pretty breathtaking. Michelangeli always insisted on a narrow range of camera angles and no facial close-ups, so that the somewhat static camera angels never intrude or disturb the extraordinary concentration he commands. Altogether outstanding performances throughout. The recorded sound is quite acceptable…





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