Pollini

Maurizio Pollini - Franz Liszt: Sonata in B minor; Late Piano Works (1990)

Maurizio Pollini - Franz Liszt: Sonata in B minor; Late Piano Works (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 133 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb | Covers included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 427 322-2 | Time: 00:45:43

No prizes for predicting that this Liszt B minor Sonata is technically flawless and beautifully structured. What may come as more of a shock (though not to those who have followed Pollini's career closely) is its sheer passion. To say that he plays as if his life depended on it is an understatement, and those who regularly accuse him of coolness should sit down in a quiet room with this recording, a decent hi-fi system and a large plateful of their own words. The opening creates a sense of coiled expectancy, without recourse to a mannered delivery such as Brendel's on Philips, and Pollini's superior fingerwork is soon evident. His virtuosity gains an extra dimension from his ability at the same time to convey resistance to it—the double octaves are demonstrably a fraction slower than usual and yet somehow feel faster, or at least more urgent. There is tensed steel in the very fabric of the playing. By the two-minute mark so much passion has been unleashed one is bound to wonder if it has not all happened too soon. But that is to underestimate Pollini's unerring grasp of the dramatic structure and its psychological progression from paragraph to paragraph; it is also to underestimate his capacity to find extra technical resources when it would seem beyond the power of flesh and blood to do so.
Daniele Pollini - Chopin: Etudes Op. 10; Scriabin: Late Works Opp. 70-74; Stockhausen: Klavierstück IX (2018) [24/96]

Daniele Pollini - Chopin: Etudes Op. 10; Scriabin: Late Works Opp. 70-74; Stockhausen: Klavierstück IX (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:21 minutes | 1.28 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Daniele Pollini is famous Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini’s son. He was born in 1978. He made ​​his debut as a pianist at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro in the summer of 1997. He also participated in the Salzburg Festival and the Ruhr Piano Festival and made ​​his successful debut in Paris and in the United States.

Maurizio Pollini - Debussy: Préludes II (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 16, 2018
Maurizio Pollini - Debussy: Préludes II (2018)

Maurizio Pollini - Debussy: Préludes II (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 163 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 15 | Time: 48:31 min

Legendary pianist Maurizio Pollini celebrates Debussy’s centenary year with Deutsche Grammophon album of Préludes II and En blanc et noir, the latter recorded in duo with his son. Twenty years ago Maurizio Pollini recorded the first book of Debussy’s Préludes, investing years of experience into its dozen pieces. Préludes II is set to stand among the most significant tributes to Debussy a century after his death.
Maurizio Pollini - Debussy: Préludes II (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maurizio Pollini - Debussy: Préludes II (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 48:31 minutes | 790 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Legendary pianist Maurizio Pollini celebrates Debussy’s centenary year with Deutsche Grammophon album of Préludes II and En blanc et noir, the latter recorded in duo with his son. Twenty years ago Maurizio Pollini recorded the first book of Debussy’s Préludes, investing years of experience into its dozen pieces. Préludes II is set to stand among the most significant tributes to Debussy a century after his death.
Maurizio Pollini - Frederic Chopin: Late Works, Opp.59-64 (2017)

Maurizio Pollini - Frédéric Chopin: Late Works, Opp.59-64 (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 168 Mb | Artwork included | Time: 00:54:35
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 479 6127

Esteemed for almost 60 years as one of the greatest Chopin interpreters, Maurizio Pollini confirms his preeminence with this 2017 release on Deutsche Grammophon, and offers his first all-Chopin disc since 2012. Chopin's late works were composed between 1845 and 1849, and include the Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60, the 3 Mazurkas, Op. 59, the Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat major, Op. 61, the 2 Nocturnes, Op. 62, the 3 Mazurkas, Op. 63, the 3 Waltzes, Op. 64, and the Mazurka in F minor, Op. Posth. 68, No. 4; they are notable for their harmonic richness and freedom of melodic embellishment, characteristics that made them especially influential among his Romantic contemporaries. Pollini's fluid phrasing and control of expression and dynamics have always given his performances sophistication and a feeling of balance, though these are engaging renditions that are far from cerebral or clinical, claims that critics have sometimes laid at Pollini's door. Yet listeners can hear for themselves how polished and deeply felt these performances are, and appreciate the artistic wholeness of Pollini's conceptions, from the elegance of the "Minute" Waltz to the sublime melancholy of the posthumous Mazurka in F minor. Highly recommended for fans of great piano music.
Daniele Pollini - Chopin: Etudes Op. 10; Scriabin: Late Works Opp. 70-74; Stockhausen: Klavierstück IX (2018)

Daniele Pollini - Chopin: Etudes Op. 10; Scriabin: Late Works Opp. 70-74; Stockhausen: Klavierstück IX (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:11:34 |165 Mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon, Universal Music

Daniele Pollini is famous Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini’s son. He was born in 1978. He made ​​his debut as a pianist at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro in the summer of 1997. He also participated in the Salzburg Festival and the Ruhr Piano Festival and made ​​his successful debut in Paris and in the United States.
Bartok - Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 - Pollini, CSO, Abbado (1979) {Deutsche Grammophon 415 371-2}

Bartok - Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 - Pollini, CSO, Abbado (1979) {Deutsche Grammophon 415 371-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 211 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 119 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 79 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1979 Polydor / Deutsche Grammophon | 415 371-2
Classical / Concertos

Bartók's Piano Concertos are among the most difficult ever written; only a piano virtuoso of amazing dexterity, along with a virtuoso orchestra, can play them. Maurizio Pollini is that pianist, and the Chicago Symphony is that orchestra. The pianist's command of the music is consistently impressive, and Claudio Abbado leads the orchestra in extremely close sympathy with the pianist. The result is a set of performances that would be ideal except for two factors. One is that this LP reissue contains only two Concertos, when all three can fit on one CD. The other is that the recording balance so undervalues the orchestra that you can't hear everything. I'd love to hear these artists rerecord the same music with better engineering. –Leslie Gerber
Maurizio Pollini - Robert Schumann: Davidsbundlertanze; Concert Sans Orchestre (2001)

Maurizio Pollini - Robert Schumann: Davidsbündlertänze; Concert Sans Orchestre (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 172 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 124 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 471 369-2 | Time: 00:51:02

While Pollini's Schumann is not to everyone's taste – some find his virtuoso playing too cool and his bracing interpretations too intellectual – for those who revere Pollini, his Schumann is a tonic after nearly two centuries of sloppy and sentimental performance practice. Pollini's Davidsbündlertänze may not be as poetic as Arrau's and his Kreisleriana may not be as fantastic as Argerich's, but he finds meanings and significances in the works that no one ever has before. Pollini's Concert sans orchestre and Allegro in B minor are second to none in technical panache and interpretive aplomb. DG's piano sound is as real as playing the piano.

Maurizio Pollini - Frederic Chopin: Nocturnes (2005) 2CDs  Music

Posted by Designol at June 8, 2017
Maurizio Pollini - Frederic Chopin: Nocturnes (2005) 2CDs

Maurizio Pollini - Frédéric Chopin: Nocturnes (2005) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 218 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # B0005804-02 GH2 | Time: 01:30:31

Pollini's traversal of Chopin's 19 Nocturnes (he leaves out the pair of posthumous ones) is one of his finest recordings in years. His long-lined yet detailed performances are comparable to the very different ones that have long stood at the pinnacle of recorded sets. Not as serene as Artur Rubinstein's, not as philosophical as Claudio Arrau's, nor as warm as Ivan Moravec's, Pollini's interpretations have their own allure. One is the way he shapes the melodies with a natural flow enhanced by his tonal beauty, less lean and streamlined than his usual way with Romantic music.
Maurizio Pollini - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2009) 2CDs

Maurizio Pollini - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 380 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 260 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 0289 477 8078 GH2 | Time: 01:50:24

There's nothing at all wrong with Maurizio Pollini's 2009 performance of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1. The Italian pianist's intellectual lucidity, interpretive clarity, and technical virtuosity are apparent in every prelude and fugue, and his probing insights and penetrating analysis inform every note. However, there is almost nothing right with the sound quality of the recording. The piano sounds too distant, making it hard to hear precisely what Pollini is doing, but oddly, the ambient sound is too present, making every extraneous noise too loud. One should not hear the pedals being pressed and lifted, much less the clatter of the hammers and the twanging of the strings above the sound of the music. Worse yet, one can hear what sounds like every breath Pollini takes nearly as loudly as every note he plays. These are all grievous flaws that should have been eliminated, and their presence fatally undermines the brilliance of Pollini's performances. A reengineered version of these performances would be most welcome, but the present recording is so flawed that it virtually destroys Pollini's playing.