CHOPIN Polonaises Nos. 1-7 / Pollini 4577112

Pollini's set offers playing of outstanding mastery as well as subtle poetry, and the DG engineers have made a satisfactory job of the new transfer.

Maurizio Pollini makes it virtually impossible to imagine Chopin's Polonaises played with greater clarity, force and resolution. Not for him the odd approximation or slip of the finger: everything is ruthlessly, indeed frighteningly, concentrated and of the essence.