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Pollini & Abbado: The Complete Deutsche Grammophon Recordings


Release Date: 03/11/2016 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 002462202   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenJohannes BrahmsRobert SchumannArnold Schoenberg,   ... 
Performer:  Maurizio PolliniAndreas EsdersGabriele LechnerGretchen Eder,   ... 
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic OrchestraVienna State Opera Chorus KonzertvereinigungVienna Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 8 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Their paths crossed many times, and each occasion was remarkable. Maurizio Pollini and Claudio Abbado, both from Milan, began their collaboration in the 1960s. Their lasting musical dialogue is documented in this 8 CD collection from Deutsche Grammophon, featuring their Beethoven and Brahms cycles as well as piano concertos by Schumann, Schoenberg and Bartók. Includes new booklet text by Paolo Petazzi in English and Italian.

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REVIEW:

The Beethoven Concertos are rightly regarded as one of the best sets available, the reading of the Fourth bring particularly glamorous. The Brahms First is an outstanding recording by any set of standards.

– Audiophile Audition
Their paths crossed many times, and each occasion was remarkable. Maurizio Pollini and Claudio Abbado, both from Milan, began their collaboration in the 1960s. Their lasting musical dialogue is documented in this 8 CD collection from Deutsche Grammophon, featuring their Beethoven and Brahms cycles as well as piano concertos by Schumann, Schoenberg and Bartók. Includes new booklet text by Paolo Petazzi in English and Italian.

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REVIEW:

The Beethoven Concertos are rightly regarded as one of the best sets available, the reading of the Fourth bring particularly glamorous. The Brahms First is an outstanding recording by any set of standards.

– Audiophile Audition Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793/1798; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1881; Austria 
7.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1858; Germany 
8.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841-1845; Germany 
9.
Concerto for Piano, Op. 42 by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
10.
Fantasia in C minor, Op. 80 "Choral Fantasy" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Andreas Esders (Tenor), Gabriele Lechner (Soprano), Gretchen Eder (Soprano),
Maurizio Pollini (Piano), Elisabeth Mach (Alto), Jorge Pita (Tenor),
Gerhard Eder (Bass)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1881; Austria 
12.
Concerto for Piano no 2, Sz 95 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930-1931; Budapest, Hungary 
13.
Concerto for Piano no 1, Sz 83 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Budapest, Hungary 
14.
Como una ola de fuerza y luz by Luigi Nono
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano), Slavka Taskova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971-1972; Italy 

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