CHOPIN 4 Scherzi Berceuse Barc. Pollini 4316232

. . . the four Scherzos are essential listening, especially as played by Maurizio Pollini . . .

A patrician master of the keyboard, Pollini's gentleness, the absence of a "froideur" sometimes associated with his playing, is memorable in the unfailing poise and lucidity of this recording of the Berceuse. His performance is a shining example of poetry combined with a flawless pianistic sheen.