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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.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenfer View Post
    Hey ho people!

    I'm looking for a good complete set of Chopin's nocturne can you give me your opinion please. Amazon links would also be much appreciated as I'm feeling especially lazy today.

    I'm going to be cheeky and ask two questions.

    Off the top of your head what is your favourite piano piece?

    Off to play with the ducks au revoir mes amis.
    The one by Yundi Li, without a doubt.

    Favourite piano piece: right now, it is the Italian Concerto from Bach.

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    My favorites are Claudio Arrau, Samson François and Guiomar Novaes. Each one of them has a very personal, coherent interpretation of the Nocturnes.

    Of course you can't go wrong with Rubinstein, Pollini, Moravec or Dang Thai Son (on an Érard piano from 1849) but their Nocturnes seem to be more middle-of-the-road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chatellerault View Post
    My favorites are Claudio Arrau, Samson François and Guiomar Novaes. Each one of them has a very personal, coherent interpretation of the Nocturnes.

    Of course you can't go wrong with Rubinstein, Pollini, Moravec or Dang Thai Son (on an Érard piano from 1849) but their Nocturnes seem to be more middle-of-the-road.
    That's what I like on this site, each his/ her own taste/ favourite.
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