Tag Archives: Maurizio Pollini

HD-Vinyls 24/192 (EMI) Frederic Chopin – Piano Concerto No. 1 (Pollini/Kletzki)


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
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Sonocord) Chopin Festival Live, Warschau 1980

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No more words to write, here…take a look at the partecipants list.
Have fun!

Composer: Frereryk Chopin
Performer: Martha Argerich, Maurizio Pollini, Adam Harasiewicz, Garrick Ohlsson, Halina Czerny-Stefanska
Orchestra: Warschauer National-Philharmonie
Conductor: Witold Rowicky
Vinyl 1980
Number of discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: Sonocord
DR-Analysis:
DR 12
Size: 1.9 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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High-End HD-Vinyl 24/192 (DGG) Robert Schumann – Symphonische Etüden (Maurizio Pollini)

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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
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (DGG) Frederyk Chopin – 24 Études, Op. 10+25 (Maurizio Pollini)

front-small-boxsetMy 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.

# Composer: Frederyk Chopin
# Performer: Maurizio Pollini
# Vinyl (1972)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: DGG
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# Size: 1.1 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – The 5 Piano Concertos (Pollini/Jochum/Böhm)

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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
# ASIN:
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# Size: 3.56 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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