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Chopin: Piano Concerto No 1 / Maurizio Pollini


Release Date: 10/12/2010 
Label:  Emi Great Recordings Of The Century Catalog #: 31780   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini
Conductor:  Paul Kletzki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Pollini's classic recording still remains among the best available of the E minor Concerto. This is playing of such total spontaneity, poetic feeling and refined judgement that criticism is silenced... The additional items come from Pollini's first EMI solo recital, and the playing is equally distinguished..." -- The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs & DVDs [2003/4 edition] "Pollini's classic recording still remains among the best available of the E minor Concerto. This is playing of such total spontaneity, poetic feeling and refined judgement that criticism is silenced... The additional items come from Pollini's first EMI solo recital, and the playing is equally distinguished..." -- The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs & DVDs [2003/4 edition] Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Conductor:  Paul Kletzki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 04/1960 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 38 Minutes 44 Secs. 
2.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, Op. 15: no 1 in F major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Salle Wagram, Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
3.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, Op. 15: no 2 in F sharp major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Salle Wagram, Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
4.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27: no 1 in C sharp minor, B 91 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Salle Wagram, Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
5.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27: no 2 in D flat major, B 96 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Salle Wagram, Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 27 Secs. 
6.
Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1835 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Salle Wagram, Paris, France 
Length: 8 Minutes 58 Secs. 
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 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Salle Wagram, Paris, France 
Length: 6 Minutes 57 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor Op. 11 (2001 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro maestoso
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor Op. 11 (2001 Digital Remaster): II. Romanze (Larghetto)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor Op. 11 (2001 Digital Remaster): III. Rondo (Vivace)
Nocturne No.4 in F, Op.15 No.1 (2001 Digital Remaster)
Nocturne No.5 in F sharp, Op.15 No.2 (2001 Digital Remaster)
Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 1 (2001 Digital Remaster)
Nocturne in D flat Major, Op. 27, No. 2 (2001 Digital Remaster)
Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23 (2001 Digital Remaster)
Polonaise No. 6 in A flat 'Heroic' Op. 53 (2001 Digital Remaster)

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