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Offline orbital

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Re: Favorite recording(s) of Chopin's Polonaise-Fantaisie, Op. 61
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2009, 07:59:12 AM »
The one from Amsterdam, right?
I am not sure, my folder just says "Chopin Recital", the rest are the 4 impromptus, nocturnes op 62, PF and A minor waltz + Rameau - L'Egyptienne encores. I do have an Amsterdam recital from 2003 but that one has Bach and Beethoven.

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Re: Favorite recording(s) of Chopin's Polonaise-Fantaisie, Op. 61
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2009, 08:14:42 AM »
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Re: Favorite recording(s) of Chopin's Polonaise-Fantaisie, Op. 61
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2009, 08:22:12 AM »
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Re: Favorite recording(s) of Chopin's Polonaise-Fantaisie, Op. 61
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2009, 09:18:26 AM »
It's been an opportunity to for me to revisit the performance as well. I had not listened to it for a long time, since I am not very fond of the piece but this is really a remarkable take.

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Re: Favorite recording(s) of Chopin's Polonaise-Fantaisie, Op. 61
« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2009, 11:10:40 AM »
Same here. I had not listened to this cd (a gracious gift from Tony) in a long time. I remember at the time, at the recital itself being not wholly convinced by the impromptus, but the Sokolov's Nocturnes and the PF are mesmerizing.

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Re: Favorite recording(s) of Chopin's Polonaise-Fantaisie, Op. 61
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2009, 08:13:30 PM »
Yeah I'm quite certain that that recording came from the same Amsterdam recital which you attended Herman. I saw it a few months later in London, with the lights down the extremely slow third impromptu (I think it was) was mesmerising. Never heard a reading like that before.

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Re: Favorite recording(s) of Chopin's Polonaise-Fantaisie, Op. 61
« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2009, 11:07:15 PM »
the lights down the extremely slow third impromptu

Like he was saying: "this is not Artur Rubinstein (in case you hadn't noticed before, what with my hairdo)".