Chopin: Etudes has been added to your Cart. Engaging the ld Vlado Perlemuter to record for them turned out to be something of a coup for the fledgling Nimbus label in the early 80's; the results were both artistically and commercially rewarding and this disc of the twenty-seven Chopin "Études" might well be the pick of the bunch. Despite his relatively advanced age, Perlemuter evinces no signs of diminution in his famously fluid line and dexterity of touch; he plays the fearsome runs and counterposed rhythms with remarkable facility.
Vlado Perlemuter (26 May 1904 – 4 September 2002) was a Lithuanian-born French pianist and teacher. Vladislas (Vlado) Perlemuter was born to a Polish Jewish family, the third of four sons, in Kovno, Russia (now Kaunas in Lithuania). At the age of three, he lost the use of his left eye in an accident. His family settled in France in 1907. In 1915, aged just 10, he was accepted by the Paris Conservatoire, studying first with Moritz Moszkowski (1915–17) then with Alfred Cortot.