Pollini

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.
Maurizio Pollini - Pollini: 20th Century (2011) (6 CD Box Set)

Maurizio Pollini - Pollini: 20th Century (2011) (6 CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | APE (Image+.cue, log) | 6 CDs, 06:04:40 min | Covers included | 1,11 Gb
Genre: Classical / 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 - Beethoven: Sonatas Opp.7, 14 & 22 (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maurizio Pollini - Beethoven: Sonatas Opp.7, 14 & 22 (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:42 minutes | 1.16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Maurizio Pollini continues to complete his cycle of recordings of all of the Beethoven Piano Sonatas. This is the second to last disc before Pollini completes the Beethoven Sonatas Cycle.
Maurizio Pollini - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 31 & 49 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maurizio Pollini - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 31 & 49 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:12 minutes | 1.19 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Deutsche Grammophon is proud to release a stunning new recording of Beethoven piano sonatas by Maurizio Pollini. This final recording from 2014 brings a 40-year project to completion: he now presents studio recordings of all 32 Beethoven piano sonatas.

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 - 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, 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.
Maurizio Pollini, Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado - Schumann & Schoenberg: Piano Concertos (1990)

Maurizio Pollini, Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado - Schumann & Schoenberg: Piano Concertos (1990)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 50:34 | 121 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

The two works included in this album are among the most unlikely of recording combinations, but here they are, under the baton of Claudio Abbado and the BPO, collaborating with Abbado's bosom friend Pollini.