Jean Yves Thibaudet
plays Chopin -
heard by the late
'... this revival of early Thibaudet performances is consistently satisfying.'
These recordings were originally made for Denon and are now available on Dal Segno Records, reappearing after twenty-three years. This release is also the only complete recording of the 24 Chopin Preludes performed by Thibaudet.
Some may prefer JYT in seventeen assorted Chopin items titled The Chopin I Love on Decca (CD466357, 1999); but for the final three tracks this captivating Chopin 'spectrum' was recorded at The Colosseum, Watford, Hertfordshire.
The exceptions: Prelude Op 28 No 24 in D minor; Prelude Op 28 No 15 in D flat major 'Raindrop' and Nocturne in C sharp minor, B 49, were recorded at Hatchlands Park, Surrey...
Copyright © 11 April 2016
Estate of the late Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand