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    Rubinstein is my favorite for the Chopin nocturnes. His use of rubato is exquisite!

    The OP also asks about favorite piano pieces. Currently, my favorites are: Beethoven's Sonata No. 32, Liszt's Sonata in B Minor, and Ravel's Miroirs.

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    Yes. I have Rubinstein in the complete Chopin Nocturnes. He's excellent.

    Also quite fine in the complete Chopin Nocturnes is Francois Chaplin. Good looking too!
    Last edited by hpowders; Feb-27-2017 at 03:56.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettina View Post
    Rubinstein is my favorite for the Chopin nocturnes. His use of rubato is exquisite!

    The OP also asks about favorite piano pieces. Currently, my favorites are: Beethoven's Sonata No. 32, Liszt's Sonata in B Minor, and Ravel's Miroirs.
    A woman of great taste and not mentioning: Tamás Vásáry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    A woman of great taste and not mentioning: Tamás Vásáry
    Thanks for the compliment and the recommendation! I must admit that I have never heard of this pianist. I'll go ahead and do a google search, and get some information about recordings, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heliogabo View Post
    Samson François is my choice too. Terrific playing.
    I enjoy also: Engerer, Vásari, Moravec and Arrau.
    I mostly agree with this. Samson François is great , as much as one can expect from Cortot's pupil.

    Arrau is thoughtful but never ponderous. He can float the cantabile lines exquisitely.

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    51j-L7mekML._SS500_PJStripe-Robin-Large,TopLeft,0,0.jpg.

    Picked this download up for $.99. The Nocturnes are well done but I vastly prefer my Rubinstein CD and headphones.
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    Rubintein is the best in my opinion...

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    Perhaps a minority opinion:

    Claudio Arrau is terrific in Chopin's Nocturnes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hpowders View Post
    Perhaps a minority opinion:

    Claudio Arrau is terrific in Chopin's Nocturnes.
    We are in a minority of two, then!

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