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I'm just interested in your recent favourite recordings of classical piano repertoire. For the sake of argument let's limit it to music composed before 1950 and recorded since 2000. If anyone feels strongly about compositions since then please feel free to chip in.
I already have a library that potentially will satisfy me. But I want to remain open and alert to everyone's favourite new recordings. For my part I'll recommend "The Beethoven Journey - Leif Ove Andsnes" as my personal favourite from the last couple of years.
Mikhail Pletnev's recording of Mussorgsky's Pictures (in his own version) - all the power, brilliance and grandeur of Richter's legendary live recording from Sofia, without any of the latter's wrong notes, plus an extra degree of imagination and imagery.
Oops, just realized that recording dated from before 2000. I must be getting old.......
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I don't like his Prokofiev, but what he does with Mozart, just as with Couperin and Rameau, is out of this earth. He makes the piano sound like a different instrument, leaving even Gould behind in that capacity, IMHO.
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