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Offline Holden

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Re: Which Nocturnes by Chopin
« Reply #40 on: November 09, 2019, 12:04:38 PM »
Listened to the Paik to hear what had polarised opinion. At first the slower tempos seemed to work but after four nocturnes and the disaster of Op 15/1 the sameness of the approach just got boring. Chopin’s music has a natural ebb and flow to it that was sadly missing here. This was just syrupy and cloying.
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Re: Which Nocturnes by Chopin
« Reply #41 on: November 13, 2019, 07:40:23 AM »
I'm going to give Nelson Goerner a try next time I'm in the mood to hear the Nocturnes. Has anyone heard it? Nice work by the graphic artist matching the color of the background to his eyes  :laugh:



(As for my favorites- Arrau, Maria Tipo, Andrzej Wasowski)
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Re: Which Nocturnes by Chopin
« Reply #42 on: November 23, 2019, 10:40:53 AM »
I listened to Goerner- his playing isn't crystal clear in that he uses a decent amount of pedal to create more of a painted dreamscape. This leads to an overall rich sonority with not the most distinct tonal colors. Any rubato he uses feels unforced and quite natural. He also plays with great dynamic range, but it's restrained and only brought out when called for. Natural is the word I keep coming back to thinking of this as a whole. A highly interesting set, and an easy purchase quickly ordered from Amazon. It has that X factor where after it's finished I'm thinking about playing it again.

Based off what I've heard on this I'm lead to believe his Debussy should be worth checking out.

(removed thoughts Kun Woo Paik, I just need to listen to this more before judging it)
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Offline San Antone

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Re: Which Nocturnes by Chopin
« Reply #43 on: November 23, 2019, 11:13:18 AM »
I don't think this one has been mentioned:



Roger Woodward.

Very good playing and excellent sound.
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Re: Which Nocturnes by Chopin
« Reply #44 on: December 04, 2020, 11:45:38 AM »
Exceptional performances from Pascal Amoyel, I believe these will be entering my top tier list. Some pedal noise is noticeable, which is really my only complaint.


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Re: Which Nocturnes by Chopin
« Reply #45 on: December 04, 2020, 02:04:10 PM »
Arrau remains my favorite set
Other favorites include Moravec (Nonesuch mastering), Wasowski and Ciccolini
I like Smeterlin (Eloquence mastering) and Weissenberg
I kinda like Freire and Tipo
I have heard these, but I don't like them - Simon, Wild, Askenase, Amoyel, Rubinstein (stereo), Francois, Ciani
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Re: Which Nocturnes by Chopin
« Reply #46 on: December 04, 2020, 04:45:08 PM »
Arrau remains my favorite set
Other favorites include Moravec (Nonesuch mastering), Wasowski and Ciccolini
I like Smeterlin (Eloquence mastering) and Weissenberg
I kinda like Freire and Tipo
I have heard these, but I don't like them - Simon, Wild, Askenase, Amoyel, Rubinstein (stereo), Francois, Ciani
Don't know Arrau's but ++++ for the Morvac!  :D ;D

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