Chopin Ballades and Polonaises
Described as one of the most irreplaceable pianists of today, Vlado Perlemuter is internationally renowned for his readings of Chopin and Ravel – his Chopin Etudes won the Grand Prix Academie Charles Cros and his Chopin Sonatas won a Diapason d’or on LP. The Ballades and the two Polonaises on this disc are the last of his recordings to be released on CD.
"... there is an overall consistency of style in his approach that places the interpretations in a somewhat distant era from our own. Things are unhurried. Phrases are allowed to make their effect through subtle suggestion, rather than by direct and defined statement. The overriding impression is of Chopin as an elegant personality moved in climaxes or quiet moments to express passion and poetry respectively ..."