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Maurizio Pollini - 20th Century (6CDs, 2011)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at April 21, 2017
Maurizio Pollini - 20th Century (6CDs, 2011)

Maurizio Pollini - 20th Century (6CDs, 2011)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 821 Mb | Artwork 2,16 Mb
Label: Deutsche Grammophon

From the outset of his recording career, Maurizio Pollini has championed modern music – in benchmark accounts of Bartók, Boulez, Manzoni, Nono, Prokofiev, Schoenberg, Stravinsky and Webern, to which can be added his later recordings of Debussy and Berg. Here are his complete recordings of 20th-century music, brought together on a specially-priced 6-CD set for the first time.
Maurizio Pollini, Karl Böhm & Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Piano Concertos 23 & 19 (1976/2012) [Official Digital Download]

Maurizio Pollini, Karl Böhm & Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Piano Concertos 23 & 19 (1976/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 55:08 minutes | 1.82 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

On his first concerto disc for Deutsche Grammophon and his first devoted to works by Mozart, Maurizio Pollini performs two perennial favourites: the sunny A major work and the lively F major K.459 with its overwhelming fugato finale. The veteran conductor Karl Böhm and sumptuous accompaniments by the Vienna Philharmonic provide the perfect background to Pollini’s immaculate playing.
Maurizio Pollini - Chopin: Polonaises (1976/1998/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maurizio Pollini - Chopin: Polonaises (1976/1998/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:36 minutes | 0.99 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Here is Pollini in all his early glory, in performances expertly transferred from 1976. Shorn of all virtuoso compromise or indulgence, the majestic force of his command is indissolubly integrated with the seriousness of his heroic impulse. Never have I been compelled into such awareness of the underlying malaise beneath the outward and nationalist defiance of the Polonaises. The tension and menace at the start of No. 2 are almost palpable, its storming and disconsolate continuation made a true mirror of Poland’s clouded history.
Maurizio Pollini - Brahms: Piano Quintet Op.34  (1980/2016) [TR24][OF]

Maurizio Pollini - Brahms: Piano Quintet Op.34
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 43:45 min | 864 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 04 | Rls.date: 1980/2016

"Maurizio Pollini and the Quartetto Italiano in Brahms sounds like a dream ticket … and so it proves to be … the legendary luminosity of sound is still there, as is the beautiful precision, perfectly complemented by Pollini's clarity and control of touch." - Gramophone
Maurizio Pollini - Beethoven: The Late Piano Sonatas (1997/2016) [TR24][OF]

Maurizio Pollini - Beethoven: The Late Piano Sonatas
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 125:26 min | 2.16 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 1997/2016

Pollini's performances of Beethoven's last five piano sonatas have assumed almost legendary status, and this reissue at midprice in improved sound ought to win them many new friends. Sometimes considered a cold interpreter, Pollini here pays scrupulous attention to Beethoven's instructions, an attention that never gets in the way of sincere expression. There's a lot to be said for approaching this music with a maximum of clarity and simplicity, and a minimum of Romantic panting and heaving. In fact, Beethoven's instructions are so detailed, and the music itself is often so elaborately developed, that it's all most pianists can do to play it as he wrote it. Pollini does that, and much more. –David Hurwitz

Maurizio Pollini - Chopin: Late Works, Opp. 59-64 (2017) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 5, 2017
Maurizio Pollini - Chopin: Late Works, Opp. 59-64 (2017) [TR24][OF]

Maurizio Pollini - Chopin: Late Works, Opp. 59-64
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 54:27 min | 915 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

Chopin has remained one of the staples of Maurizio Pollini’s career both on record and in the concert hall for more than half a century. Since completing his recordings of most of the major works (only the mazurkas were not covered comprehensively), his most recent Chopin discs have returned to parts of that repertory to explore it chronologically. After collections devoted to works with opus numbers in the 20s and 30s, the latest focuses on the last pieces from Opp 59 to 64. There’s the Barcarolle and the Polonaise-Fantaisie, together with six mazurkas, two nocturnes and three waltzes, and the unfinished F minor Mazurka Op 68 no 3 added as an epilogue.
Maurizio Pollini - Chopin: Etudes (1972) {Official Digital Download 24-bit/96 kHz}

Maurizio Pollini - Chopin: Etudes (1972)
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 00:56:05 | 0,98 Gb | 5% Recovery
Classical | © 2015 Deutsche Grammophon
Official Digital Download | Studio Master

Both sets of Chopin's etudes can be as fiendishly difficult for the performer as they are mesmerizing for the listener, yet Maurizio Pollini makes them sound as if they pose no problems whatsoever for him in this 1972 recording. Every one of the etudes is played with easy precision, energy, and an entirely enjoyable musicality that demonstrates why Chopin's etudes are no mere exercises and are as suited to the recital hall as to the practice room. The Op. 25 No. 5 Etude in E minor has some tricky finger acrobatics in it, but Pollini brings out a singing melody all the same in the middle section, while adding a bit of dancing animation to the outer sections…

Maurizio Pollini - Chopin: Late Works, Opp. 59-64 (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 28, 2017
Maurizio Pollini - Chopin: Late Works, Opp. 59-64 (2017)

Maurizio Pollini - Chopin: Late Works, Opp. 59-64 (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 00:54:39 | 130 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon (DG) | Release Year: 2017

Chopin has remained one of the staples of Maurizio Pollini’s career both on record and in the concert hall for more than half a century. Since completing his recordings of most of the major works (only the mazurkas were not covered comprehensively), his most recent Chopin discs have returned to parts of that repertory to explore it chronologically. After collections devoted to works with opus numbers in the 20s and 30s, the latest focuses on the last pieces from Opp 59 to 64. There’s the Barcarolle and the Polonaise-Fantaisie, together with six mazurkas, two nocturnes and three waltzes, and the unfinished F minor Mazurka Op 68 no 3 added as an epilogue.
Maurizio Pollini, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Piano Concertos No.17 & No.21 (2006)

Maurizio Pollini, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Piano Concertos No.17 & No.21 (2006)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:15 | 252 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 2894775795

One hates to admit it, but at this point in his career, pianist Maurizio Pollini is no longer a Mozart player. Although a supreme virtuoso, a passionate intellectual, and a consummate artist, Pollini has grown too brilliant, too intense, and too calculating for Mozart. Pollini's tone is crystalline, his textures are transparent and his tempos are perfect in this breathtaking 2005 recording of the G major and C major piano concertos, but it all seems too cold and too objective. Although he is also directing the Wiener Philharmoniker from the piano, this doesn't seem to encumber Pollini's virtuosity in any way; indeed, he appears to enjoy the challenge, audibly coaxing more force from the musicians' playing.
Beethoven - "Emperor" Concerto; Choral Fantasy (Maurizio Pollini) (1995)

Beethoven - "Emperor" Concerto; Choral Fantasy (Maurizio Pollini) (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | HQ Full Scan | 57:04 | 253.59 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon