Chopin: Preludes / Alain Planés, Piano
Label: Harmonia Mundi
Alain Planés: piano
The Preludes, viewed as a whole, are perhaps the most ambiguous and enigmatic of all his works. A disorientated Schumann saw in them "sketches, rough drafts or, if you like, remains of studies, scattered eagle feathers, and all in gaudy disorder. (.) The collection contains passages that are morbid, feverish, unpleasant; let each man find what he can here."