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20th Century Collection / Maurizio Pollini


Release Date: 12/20/2011 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001632502   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Béla BartókClaude DebussyAlban BergLuigi Nono,   ... 
Performer:  Maurizio PolliniSlavka Taskova
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony OrchestraBavarian Radio Symphony OrchestraBerlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 6 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Pollini's benchmark survey of 20th-century music, from Debussy to Boulez.

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.
Pollini's benchmark survey of 20th-century music, from Debussy to Boulez.

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.
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Works on This Recording

1. 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 
Date of Recording: 02/1977 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 23 Minutes 24 Secs. 
2. 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 
Date of Recording: 02/1977 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 27 Minutes 37 Secs. 
3. Etudes (12) for Piano by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; France 
Date of Recording: 10/1992 
Venue:  Teatro Comunale, Ferrara, Italy 
4. Sonata for Piano, Op. 1 by Alban Berg
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1907-08; Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/1992 
Venue:  Teatro Comunale, Ferrara, Italy 
Length: 10 Minutes 42 Secs. 
5. Préludes, Book 1 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
Date of Recording: 06/1998 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Munich, Germany 
Length: 37 Minutes 32 Secs. 
6. L'isle joyeuse by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; France 
Date of Recording: 06/1998 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Munich, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 41 Secs. 
7. Como una ola de fuerza y luz by Luigi Nono
Performer:  Slavka Taskova (Soprano), Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971-1972; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1973 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Munich, West Germany 
Length: 30 Minutes 0 Secs. 
8. Sofferte onde serene by Luigi Nono
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1977 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Munich, West Germany 
Length: 14 Minutes 0 Secs. 
9. Masse: Omaggio a Edgard Varčse by Giacomo Manzoni
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1980 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 19 Minutes 32 Secs. 
10. Sonata for Piano no 7 in B flat major, Op. 83 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939-1942; USSR 
Date of Recording: 09/1971 
Venue:  Herkules Saal, Residenz, Munich 
Length: 17 Minutes 1 Secs. 
11. Sonata for Piano no 2 by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948 
Date of Recording: 07/1976 
Venue:  Herkules Saal, Residenz, Munich 
Length: 29 Minutes 35 Secs. 
12. Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 11 by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; Vienna, Austria 
13. Little Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 19 by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; Vienna, Austria 
14. Pieces (5) for Piano, Op. 23 by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920-1923; Vienna, Austria 
15. Suite for Piano, Op. 25 by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921-1923; Vienna, Austria 
16. Piece for Piano, Op. 33a by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928-1929; Berlin, Germany 
17. Pétrouchka: Three movements for Piano by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; France 
Date of Recording: 09/1971 
Venue:  Herkules Saal, Residenz, Munich 
Length: 15 Minutes 19 Secs. 
18. Piece for Piano, Op. 33b by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; Berlin, Germany 
19. Variations for piano, Op. 27 by Anton Webern
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1935-1936; Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1976 
Venue:  Herkules Saal, Residenz, Munich 
Length: 6 Minutes 2 Secs. 
20. Concerto for Piano, Op. 42 by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1988 
Venue:  Philharmonie, Berlin 
Length: 19 Minutes 12 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Three Movements 'Petruschka': Danse russe. Allegro giusto
Three Movements 'Petruschka': Chez Pétrouchka
Three Movements 'Petruschka': La semaine grasse. Con Moto - Allegretto - Tempo giusto - Agitato
Piano Sonata No.7 In B Flat, Op.83: 1. Allegro inquieto - Andantino - Allegro inquieto - Andantino - Allegro inquieto
Piano Sonata No.7 in B flat, Op.83: 2. Andante caloroso - Poco piů animato - Piů largamente - un poco agitato - Tempo I
Piano Sonata No.7 In B Flat, Op.83: 3. Precipitato
Piano Variations, Op.27: 1. Sehr mässig
Piano Variations, Op.27: 2. Sehr schnell
Piano Variations, Op.27: 3. Ruhig, fliessend
Piano Sonata No.2: 1. Extrčmement rapide
Piano Sonata No.2: 2. Lent
Piano Sonata No.2: 3. Modéré, presque vif
Piano Sonata No.2: 4. Vif
Como una ola de fuerza y luz: Beginning
Como una ola de fuerza y luz: 1. Interno dolce
Como una ola de fuerza y luz: 2. Duro deciso
Como una ola de fuerza y luz: Piano entry
Como una ola de fuerza y luz: 3. Dolcissimo sereno
Como una ola de fuerza y luz: Orchestra entry
Como una ola de fuerza y luz: Orchestra and piano entry
....Sofferte onde serene....for piano and magnetic tape
Masse: Omaggio a Edgar Varese

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