Chopin: Complete Nocturnes 2-cd / Planes
Label: harmonia mundi
His Debussy and Chopin recordings for harmonia mundi bear witness to this: Alain Planès finds the right historical instrument for every repertoire. For his recording of Chopin's Nocturnes, he chose a wonderful Pleyel from 1836 - in other words, from the time when these masterpieces were written. With this instrument, which has unusual timbres, the keyboard poet brings to life the subtle magic of the music for which Chopin, fascinated by bel canto, invented a new way of making the piano sing.