The young Maurizio Pollini exploded on to the classical music scene in 1960 with this outstanding and moving account of Chopin’s Piano Concerto #1, which has since attained legendary status. That golden period of classical music was crowded with stellar piano virtuosi who were already internationally renowned for their technique, musical individuality, and decades of Chopin recitals: Rubinstein, Horowitz, Arrau, Weissenberg, and Richter are towering examples. All these artists commanded not just respect, but reverence.
Composer: Frederic Chopin
Performer: Maurizio Pollini
Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra London
Conductor: Paul Kletzki Vinyl 1960 Number of Discs: 1 Format: FLAC Label: EMI DR-Analysis: DR 14 Size: 1.45 GB Scan: yes Server: FF Continue reading →
When pure beauty enters the stage, all you can do is to be silent, to hear and to fall on your knees and (optional) to cry for happyness. Schumann and Pollini are reasons enough to do it.
What makes Pollini such a great interpreter of Schumann? Passion. Tension. Being alive to the forces of disintegration and chaos in the composer’s psyche; indeed: much as Moses raised the brazen serpent as a cure for pestilence, Pollini understands Schumann is reliant upon the orphic power of music to keep the darkness at bay.
# Composer: Robert Schumann
# Performer: Maurizio Pollini
# Vinyl (1984)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: DGG # DR-Analysis: DR 12
# Size: 1.49 GB # Scan: yes
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My friends, this is one of my most beloved records 😉
Maurizio Pollini’s musical vision is unique. There has simply never been a pianist as direct, or playing as lucid, in the entire history of the instrument. Nor has there ever been an artist so averse to generic expressivity of any kind. In nearly ever piece he undertakes to play, Pollini manages to distill every phrase, to reduce things to their essentials.
Found this marvellous mint box (sealed) on ebay for an apple & an egg… What a marvelous production of Beethoven’s brilliance, Pollini’s manual dexterity and DGG’s excellent sound engineering.
# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven # Performer: Maurizio Pollini # Orchestra: Vienna Philarmonic Orchestra # Conductor: Eugen Jochum, Karl Böhm # Vinyl (1976/78/79/83) # Number of Discs: 4 # Format: FLAC (Tracks) # Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft # DR-Analysis: DR 14
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