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Chopin / Maurizio Pollini


Release Date: 04/06/2010 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001419002  
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The incomparable master of the piano, Maurizio Pollini, celebrates the 200th anniversary of Chopin’s birth with a selection of his favorite recordings. Pollini has personally selected each track of this compilation using recordings from his vast Deutsche Grammophon catalog.

Maurizio Pollini won the International Chopin Competition in 1960 and for the past 50 years has been a mainstay of the recital stage. Pollini is a Deutsche Grammophon exclusive artist and has continuously released new recordings since his first in 1971.
The incomparable master of the piano, Maurizio Pollini, celebrates the 200th anniversary of Chopin’s birth with a selection of his favorite recordings. Pollini has personally selected each track of this compilation using recordings from his vast Deutsche Grammophon catalog.

Maurizio Pollini won the International Chopin Competition in 1960 and for the past 50 years has been a mainstay of the recital stage. Pollini is a Deutsche Grammophon exclusive artist and has continuously released new recordings since his first in 1971.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 10 in B minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1836; Paris, France 
2.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 11 in A minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834; Paris, France 
3.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 12 in C minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Paris, France 
4.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1838 
5.
Ballade for Piano no 4 in F minor, B 146/Op. 52 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
6.
Polonaise for Piano in F sharp minor, B 135/Op. 44 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1841; Paris, France 
7.
Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
8.
Polonaise-fantaisie for Piano in A flat major, B 159/Op. 61 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Poland 
9.
Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 

Sound Samples

12 Etudes, Op.25: No.10 In B Minor
12 Etudes, Op.25: No.11 In A Minor "Winter Wind"
12 Etudes, Op.25: No.12 In C Minor
Waltz No.2 in A flat, Op.34 No.1 - "Valse brillante"
Waltz No.3 in A minor, Op.34 No.2
Waltz No.4 in F, Op.34 No.3
Ballade No.4 in F minor, Op.52
Polonaise No.5 In F Sharp Minor, Op.44
Polonaise No.6 In A Flat, Op.53 -"Heroic"
Polonaise No.7 In A Flat, Op.61 Polonaise-Fantaisie
Scherzo No.2 in B flat minor, Op.31

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