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Chopin Collection / Maurizio Pollini [9-CD Set]


Release Date: 12/20/2011 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001632602   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini
Number of Discs: 9 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Combining clarity with a dazzling technique, investing the music "with a symphonic gravitas, elemental power and electrifying modernity" (International Record Review), over three-and-a-half decades Maurizio Pollini has traversed the major works of Chopin as no other pianist of his time. Here is the legacy of this unique achievement, in a single box set for the first time.
The complete Chopin recordings from 1972 to 2008 comprising the Etudes, Preludes, Polonaises, Sonatas, Scherzi, Ballades, and Nocturnes.
Also includes the 2008 recital.
Combining clarity with a dazzling technique, investing the music "with a symphonic gravitas, elemental power and electrifying modernity" (International Record Review), over three-and-a-half decades Maurizio Pollini has traversed the major works of Chopin as no other pianist of his time. Here is the legacy of this unique achievement, in a single box set for the first time.
The complete Chopin recordings from 1972 to 2008 comprising the Etudes, Preludes, Polonaises, Sonatas, Scherzi, Ballades, and Nocturnes.
Also includes the 2008 recital. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1833; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Residenz, Munich 
Length: 26 Minutes 36 Secs. 
2. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1836; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Residenz, Munich 
Length: 29 Minutes 30 Secs. 
3. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 07/1974 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Residenz, Munich 
Length: 36 Minutes 18 Secs. 
4. Polonaises (2) for Piano, B 90/Op. 26 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834-1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 11/1975 
Venue:  Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna 
5. Polonaises (2) for Piano, Op. 40 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 11/1975 
Venue:  Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna 
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 
Date of Recording: 11/1975 
Venue:  Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna 
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: 11/1975 
Venue:  Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna 
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 
Date of Recording: 11/1975 
Venue:  Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna 
9. Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France 
10. Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, B 155/Op. 58 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
11. Scherzo for Piano no 1 in B minor, B 65/Op. 20 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1832; Poland 
Date of Recording: 09/1990 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Residenz, Munich 
Length: 9 Minutes 32 Secs. 
12. 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 
Date of Recording: 09/1990 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Residenz, Munich 
Length: 9 Minutes 52 Secs. 
13. Scherzo for Piano no 3 in C sharp minor, B 125/Op. 39 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Mallorca (Majorca),  
Date of Recording: 09/1990 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Residenz, Munich 
Length: 7 Minutes 25 Secs. 
14. Scherzo for Piano no 4 in E major, B 148/Op. 54 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 09/1990 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Residenz, Munich 
Length: 10 Minutes 36 Secs. 
15. Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 09/1990 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Residenz, Munich 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
16. Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 09/1990 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Residenz, Munich 
Length: 8 Minutes 36 Secs. 
17. 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: 04/1999 
Venue:  Herkules-Saal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 8 Minutes 35 Secs. 
18. Ballade for Piano no 2 in F major/a minor, B 102/Op. 38 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 04/1999 
Venue:  Herkules-Saal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 51 Secs. 
19. Ballade for Piano no 3 in A flat major, B 136/Op. 47 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1841; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 04/1999 
Venue:  Herkules-Saal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 38 Secs. 
20. 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 
Date of Recording: 04/1999 
Venue:  Herkules-Saal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 55 Secs. 
21. Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 04/1999 
Venue:  Herkules-Saal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 11 Minutes 31 Secs. 
22. Prelude for Piano in C sharp minor, B 141/Op. 45 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 04/1999 
Venue:  Herkules-Saal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
23. Nocturne for Piano in E minor, B 19/Op. 72 no 1 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Poland 
Date of Recording: 06/2005 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Münich, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
24. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 1 in B flat minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Date of Recording: 06/2005 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Münich, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
25. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Date of Recording: 06/2005 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Münich, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
26. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 3 in B major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Date of Recording: 06/2005 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Münich, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 40 Secs. 
27. 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: 06/2005 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Münich, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
28. 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: 06/2005 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Münich, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
29. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, Op. 15: no 3 in G minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/2005 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Münich, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
30. 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: 06/2005 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Münich, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
31. 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: 06/2005 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Münich, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
32. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 106/Op. 32: no 1 in B major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1837; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/2005 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Münich, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
33. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 106/Op. 32: no 2 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1837; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/2005 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Münich, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
34. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 37: no 1 in G minor, B 119 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/2005 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Münich, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 21 Secs. 
35. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 37: no 2 in G major, B 127 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/2005 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Münich, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 52 Secs. 
36. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 142/Op. 48: no 1 in C minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/2005 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Münich, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 10 Secs. 
37. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 142/Op. 48: no 2 in F sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/2005 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Münich, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 37 Secs. 
38. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 152/Op. 55: no 1 in F minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/2005 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Münich, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
39. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 152/Op. 55: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/2005 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Münich, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
40. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 161/Op. 62: no 1 in B major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/2005 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Münich, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
41. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 161/Op. 62: no 2 in E major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/2005 
Venue:  Hercules Hall, Münich, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
42. Ballade for Piano no 2 in F major/a minor, B 102/Op. 38 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 6 Minutes 31 Secs. 
43. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 115/Op. 33 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1838; Paris, France 
Length: 10 Minutes 11 Secs. 
44. Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1838 
Length: 11 Minutes 0 Secs. 
45. Impromptu for Piano no 2 in F sharp major, B 129/Op. 36 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 4 Secs. 
46. Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France 

Sound Samples

12 Etudes, Op.10: No.1 In C
12 Etudes, Op.10: No.2 In A Minor "Chromatique"
12 Etudes, Op.10: No.3 In E "Tristesse"
12 Etudes, Op.10: No.4 In C Sharp Minor
12 Etudes, Op.10: No.5 In G Flat "Black Keys"
12 Etudes, Op.10: No.6 In E Flat Minor
12 Etudes, Op.10: No.7 In C
12 Etudes, Op.10: No.8 In F
12 Etudes, Op.10: No.9 In F Minor
12 Etudes, Op.10: No.10 In A Flat
12 Etudes, Op.10: No.11 In E Flat
12 Etudes, Op.10: No.12 In C Minor "Revolutionary"
12 Etudes, Op.25: No.1 In A Flat "Harp Study"
12 Etudes, Op.25: No.2 In F Minor
12 Etudes, Op.25: No.3 In F
12 Etudes, Op.25: No.4 In A Minor
12 Etudes, Op.25: No.5 In E Minor
12 Etudes, Op.25: No.6 In G Sharp Minor
12 Etudes, Op.25: No.7 In C Sharp Minor
12 Etudes, Op.25: No.8 In D Flat
12 Etudes, Op.25: No.9 In G Flat "Butterfly Wings"
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
24 Préludes, Op.28: 1. In C Major
24 Préludes, Op.28: 2. In A Minor
24 Préludes, Op.28: 3. In G Major
24 Préludes, Op.28: 4. In E Minor
24 Préludes, Op.28: 5. In D Major
24 Préludes, Op.28: 6. In B Minor
24 Préludes, Op.28: 7. In A Major
24 Préludes, Op.28: 8. In F Sharp Minor
24 Préludes, Op.28: 9. In E Major
24 Préludes, Op.28: 10. In C Sharp Minor
24 Préludes, Op.28: 11. In B Major
24 Préludes, Op.28: 12. In G Sharp Minor
24 Préludes, Op.28: 13. In F Sharp Major
24 Préludes, Op.28: 14. In E Flat Minor
24 Préludes, Op.28: 15. In D Flat Major ("Raindrop")
24 Préludes, Op.28: 16. In B Flat Minor
24 Préludes, Op.28: 17. In A Flat Major
24 Préludes, Op.28: 18. In F Minor
24 Préludes, Op.28: 19. In E Flat Major
24 Préludes, Op.28: 20. In C Minor
24 Préludes, Op.28: 21. In B Flat Major
24 Préludes, Op.28: 22. In G Minor
24 Préludes, Op.28: 23. In F Major
24 Préludes, Op.28: 24. In D Minor

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Simply Marvelous April 15, 2012 By C. DeWitt (Flossmoor, IL) See All My Reviews "A wonderful collection of the works of Chopin, performed by an absolutely outstanding pianist. A real treasure!" Report Abuse
 A wonderful collection April 15, 2012 By Brian Forst (Reston, VA) See All My Reviews "Pollini's readings of Chopin's great solo piano works is fantastic, spanning the adult life of both the composer and performer. From the etudes to the nocturnes, the preludes and polonaises to the ballades and sonatas and more, Pollini's technical mastery and musicality sparkle. He's in the pantheon with Rubinstein in his interpretation of this extraordinary composer's keyboard creations." Report Abuse
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