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plays Chopin -
heard by
ROBERT ANDERSON

'... recordings of remarkable consistency ...'

Chopin Piano Works. 6CDs. Artur Rubinstein. © 2011 Regis Records

An unlikely musical combination was that of Chopin and Liszt in a concert to support Harriet Smithson, Hector Berlioz's beloved, who had tumbled out of her carriage and broken a leg. Liszt's flying-mane pianism often resulted in a keyboard's broken strings. Chopin's style was very different. The London Daily News described it towards the end of his life: 'He accomplishes enormous difficulties, but so quietly, so smoothly and with such constant delicacy and refinement that the listener is not sensible of their real magnitude.'

Copyright © 2 November 2011 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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CHOPIN PIANO WORKS - ARTUR RUBINSTEIN

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