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  • May 28, 2010

    The New York Times is celebrating the Chopin bicentennial with its critics picks of standout recordings of the composer's works. Times critic Steve Smith selects Ivan Moravec's performance of Chopin Nocturnes, reissued by Nonesuch in 1991. "Even by modern standards the recorded sound is astonishing," says Smith. Moravec's "extraordinary dynamic shading and gracious shaping of each gemlike work lift his account above a crowded field: truly, this is an essential document."

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  • Czech pianist Ivan Moravec's recording of Chopin's nocturnes, originally released in 1966 and reissued on CD by Nonesuch in 1991, was described as "astonishing" by the New York Times when the paper included it among standout Chopin recordings on the composer's bicentennial. Moravec's "extraordinary dynamic shading and gracious shaping of each gemlike work lift his account above a crowded field: truly, this is an essential document."

    Ivan Moravec died in 2015 at the age of 84.

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Czech pianist Ivan Moravec's recording of Chopin's nocturnes, originally released in 1966 and reissued on CD by Nonesuch in 1991, was described as "astonishing" by the New York Times when the paper included it among standout Chopin recordings on the composer's bicentennial. Moravec's "extraordinary dynamic shading and gracious shaping of each gemlike work lift his account above a crowded field: truly, this is an essential document."

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Czech pianist Ivan Moravec's recording of Chopin's nocturnes, originally released in 1966 and reissued on CD by Nonesuch in 1991, was described as "astonishing" by the New York Times when the paper included it among standout Chopin recordings on the composer's bicentennial. Moravec's "extraordinary dynamic shading and gracious shaping of each gemlike work lift his account above a crowded field: truly, this is an essential document."

Ivan Moravec died in 2015 at the age of 84.

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