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Paderewski Plays Chopin, Vols. 1 & 2
These two discs capture the legendary Polish pianist performing a broad selection of Chopin's etudes, mazurkas, preludes, and nocturnes. Recorded from 1912 to 1938, the performances include a little bit of hiss due to the primitive recording equipment, but in every case the virtuousity comes shining through. Don't miss "Berceuse op 57" and "Polonaise in E flat minor op 26/2."