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The recordings are expertly remastered and the various performers play these with passion, sensitivity and feeling. This would be a pleasure at any price but here the offering is very competitively priced.
I can only agree with all the rave reviews of this box of the complete works of Frederic Chopin. Top class performances by top class performers make this box very competitively priced.You certainly won't need any other versions! Another good thing about the box, is you get a lot of works which you might not otherwise hear: the two piano concertos,the chamber works,the songs with piano and all the variations for piano .Although some are not masterpieces,it is still good to be able to play these lesser known works on occasions. It is very easy to recommend this complete set of Chopin's music!
Amazing value, though some performances are bettered elsewhere. I loved the concertos though many of the critics didn't - very wayward but so much feeling; difficult to listen to alternatives now. The 1st concerto in particular emerges as a much greater work than it normally seems. Still looking at/comparing the rest, but Pires' Nocturnes a well recorded alternative to the slightly elderly and more restrained Vasary, which I also have.
This collection appears to be the 'gold standard' edition; the sound quality of the discs is outstanding; and the personnel on each disc comprise the elite virtuosi in this romantic composer's work. Could anyone listen to this music and not be moved by the compositional beauty and elegance of Chopin's oeuvre?
A splendid Collection encompassing some of the very best pianists recorded in sublime moments. Also, it's interesting to listen to some of the lesser known pieces, some of which give you very fine experiences. Chopin's clarity to me illustrates his devotion to seek to the core, often you think, yes, it must be this simple, this precise. Chopin in a way wrote his music in a kind of bell jar not taking too much notice of his contemporaries. Bach and Mozart were sufficed as sources for his inspirations. This box set attests to the justification of that inspiration. Listen in, feel, think and enjoy.
Amazing amount of high quality music for the price. Each CD is in a simple cardboard sleeve and the whole lot in quite a small box. Minimal packaging which is what I like. I don't know enough to judge the individual recordings but am hugely enjoying what there is. My only gripe is the free Amazon download is tricky due to the volume of tracks . I ended up ripping the CDs directly into iTunes.