More from the young Claudio Arrau

More from the young Claudio Arrau


norman lebrecht

December 23, 2019

Astonishing Chopin, in 1929.


  • fflambeau says:

    The photo alone is great (because he is always shown now, as a mature man). He was a huge talent. Thanks.

  • fflambeau says:

    I should add that Wisconsin Public Radio (now available online worldwide) regularly features not only the great Arrau but many fine pianists from the past (I recently heard a recording there from Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli. In fact, listeners can request any music they want.


    It is 24 hours a day, every day. Highly recommended.

  • Westfan says:

    What a handsome devil he was! And the playing is equally handsome. What a great recording!

  • Karl says:

    Such fast tempo! I only remember him when he was older- and much slower. The only artist I know who sped up as he aged was Heifetz.