There are plenty of other Chopin recordings to be had - some more obviously poetic than Perlemuter's, some more fiery and brilliant but I do not believe the catalogue can offer anything more articulate and more musically thoughtful. In Chopin, such immaculate pacing and punctuation, such natural projection, are still rare. The pity of it is that there is so little of Perlemuter on disc.
Here is a selection of Etudes and Nocturnes deriving from BBC broadcasts. Connoisseurs of interpretation will already know that Sir William Glock, in part of the presentation for that album, described Perlemuter's artistry in Chopin as - at its best - "incomparable, like Schnabel's playing of Schubert". That is a high claim and one difficult to justify to the unpersuaded since the gramophone records are so few; but I should like to echo it. My own view would be that Perlemuter is the most important French pimist since Cortot in the repertory - from uumann and Chopin to Debussy and Ravel - for which Cortot, in his prime, was celebrated.