I have heard many, many recs and have been to many performances of chopin’s fourth ballade. Some were bad, some were good. But its all subjective.
I cant find a fave, so maybe u guys can help me…
which one is ur fave?
I lyk cortot’s and I also Like Ruby’s…Ashkenazy’s is ok…
never heard horowitz play it, so i cant comment on his…
my fav iz Ruby (no sure about dates or anytrhing)
hahahah actually I found da ho ballade 4…i iz listening to it right now…
Hofmann, Monique dela Brucholerie, Joyce Hatto, Cortot, Bolet, and
Cziffra? wow…I wasnt expecting to see him mentioned…
anyways, can I have a listen of da ziff?
Richter '62 in Venice, '54 in Warsaw
Thierry de Brunhoff
Zimerman (all 3)
Forgot about Francois’s and Solomon’s…they’re both fantastic.
Cziffra (probably my fav if I have to choose), Horowitz and Cortot.
Didn’t expect Francois to be good, I heard his mazurka’s and… i’m not a fan.
Francois certainly was inconsistent due to several factors, but that 4th ballade is terrific.
Francois has good tone but something irks me about his recording.
Is there a live Fiorentino of this?
Oh shit, forgot one of my favourites:
BTW: Here’s Thierry de Brunhoff’s Recording:
dunno, if there is I don’t have it.
Barere isn’t so good in the 4th ballade.
agree, but RH runs blew me away.
didnt know he recorded it.