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Is this, as promised, the only Chopin disc you'll ever need? Not by a long shot, but, unlike many releases of its type, it represents a decent start on a Chopin collection. The two discs enclosed offer a generous selection of Chopin pieces in various genres, balancing miniatures with larger pieces and hitting most of the expected classics (the Funeral March from the Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35, closes the program). The performers were part of Vanguard's catalog during its glory days in the 1960s, and they generally do Chopin justice. A particular pleasure is the inclusion of underrated Brazilian pianist Guiomar Novaes on several etudes and ballades, and the young Alfred Brendel, not noted as a Chopin specialist, nevertheless makes a confident appearance in the Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise, Op. 22, unnaturally split into two tracks. Rosina Lhevinne, not an easy find in music stores these days, is heard in a movement from the Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor. The chief objection... Hide synopsis

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