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Posted by Paul Breslin on March 6, 2015, 12:48 am
One more nomination for the inner circle of best recordings, in addition to those cited by David R. Dunsmore: the 1978 version by Paul Jacobs. The beautiful analogue sound does full justice to the richness and delicacy of Jacobs' tonal palette. The readings combine atmosphere and lucidity as well as any I've heard, including Osborne and Bavouzet (whose tone is less opulent, more plangent than that of Jacobs). The Gieseking is of course wonderful, but given the importance of tonal coloration in these pieces, the old recording is limiting.
I have the Nonesuch edition of the Jacobs, which is out of print but has been reissued by Arkiv.
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