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    I mentioned Arrau's fingernails several posts before yours! I knew I couldn't be the only one.

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    Several composers of solo keyboard works have especially led me to collect a number of interpreters. Bach, Beethoven, and Chopin, each allows such leeway of expression and personality. For the 'Nocturnes' there are Freire, of course Moravec, and the immortal Arrau, Tipo, Feltsman...Bolet: each with distinctive insight. I'm particularly fond of Andrzej Wasowski, who is not so well known. My latest preference is Elizabeth Leonskaja, for her introspection and depth of understanding, her sensitive phrasing. My heart goes out to her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lextune View Post
    I mentioned Arrau's fingernails several posts before yours! I knew I couldn't be the only one.
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    They talk about remastering this and remastering that, but no one mentions Arrau's fingernails!!
    "I only have a hunch in what I've become expert." - Leonard Cohen

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    I would name Arrau's complete Chopin nocturnes by Philips 1997; superb quality. My favourite pieces are B flat minor Op. 9 No. 1, and E flat major Op. 9 No. 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowyflow View Post
    I would name Arrau's complete Chopin nocturnes by Philips 1997; superb quality. My favourite pieces are B flat minor Op. 9 No. 1, and E flat major Op. 9 No. 2.
    Must be heavenly. (Arrau died in 1991. )

    I presume that is one of several re-releases of his 1978(?) set. It's my second favorite after Moravec.

    And welcome to Talkclassical.
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