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Chopin-Godowsky Etude No.1: Blasphemy or enjoyable extensions of the original?

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Here is my performance of Chopin-Godowsky Etude No.1:

Do you think these should be performed more? I find some (not all) of them very interesting.
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I’ve never thought much of the Godowsky-Chopins. Musically they just don’t do it for me. But imho, Godowsky’s original music is hugely underrated. The Passacaglia and E minor sonata are masterpieces, especially when Hamelin plays them.
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