The Art of Maurizio Pollini Episode 1

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Maurizio Pollini: Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 playlist

Maurizio Pollini: Chopin Etudes Op.10 and Op.25 Playlist
1. Chopin Etude Op.10 No.1
2. Chopin Etude Op.10 No.2
3. Chopin Etude Op.10 No.3 'Tristesse'
4. Chopin Etude Op.10 No.4
5. Chopin Etude Op.10 No.5
6. Chopin Etude Op.10 No.6
7. Chopin Etude Op.10 No.7
8. Chopin Etude Op.10 No.8
9. Chopin Etude Op.10 No.9
10. Chopin Etude Op.10 No.10
11. Chopin Etude Op.10 No.11
12. Chopin Etude Op.10 No.12 'Revolutionary'
13. Chopin Etude Op.25 No.1
14. Chopin Etude Op.25 No.2
15. Chopin Etude Op.25 No.3
16. Chopin Etude Op.25 No.4
17. Chopin Etude Op.25 No.5
18. Chopin Etude Op.25 No.6
19. Chopin Etude Op.25 No.7
20. Chopin Etude Op.25 No.8
21. Chopin Etude Op.25 No.9
22. Chopin Etude Op.25 No.10
23. Chopin Etude Op.25 No.11 'Winter Wind'
24. Chopin Etude Op.25 No.12 (Ocean)

Maurizio Pollini Encore Chopin Etude Op.10 No.12
Auditorium Parco della Musica - Rome - 2012

Maurizio Pollini: Chopin Preludes op.28 (1-24) Live, Playlist
London 2011

Maurizio Pollini: Chopin Sonatas Op.35 and 58 Playlist

1. Chopin Sonata No.2 in B flat Minor, Op.35 - 1. Grave - Doppio movimento
The first movement features a stormy opening theme and a gently lyrical second theme. The second movement is a virtuoso scherzo with a more relaxed melodic central section. The third movement begins and ends with the celebrated funeral march in B flat minor which gives the sonata its nickname, but has a calm interlude in D flat major. The finale contains a whirlwind of unison notes with unremitting (not a single rest or chord until the final bars) unvarying tempo or dynamics (changes of volume); James Huneker, in his introduction to the American version of Mikuli edition of the Sonatas, quotes Chopin as saying "The left hand unisono with the right hand are gossiping after the March". Others[weasel words] have remarked that the fourth movement is "wind howling around the gravestones".[citation needed]

The Sonata confused contemporary critics who found it lacked cohesion. Robert Schumann suggested that Chopin had in this sonata "simply bound together four of his most unruly children." (See Schirmer's modern reprint of the Mikuli edition)

2. Chopin Sonata No.2 in B flat Minor, Op.35 - 2. Scherzo
3. Chopin Sonata No.2 in B flat Minor, Op.35 - 3. Marche fun├Ębre
4. Chopin Sonata No.2 in B flat Minor, Op.35 - 4. Finale. Presto
5. Chopin Sonata in B minor, Op.58 - 1. Allegro maestoso (1/2)
6. Chopin Sonata in B minor, Op.58 - 1. Allegro maestoso (2/2)
7. Chopin Sonata in B minor, Op.58 - 2. Scherzo. Molto vivace
8. Chopin Sonata in B minor, Op.58 - 3. Largo
9. Chopin Sonata in B minor, Op.58 - 4. Finale. Presto, non tanto

Maurizio Pollini: Mozart Piano Concerto 21 in C major, K. 467, Riccardo Muti
Orchestra filarmonica della Scala, 2004

Pollini plays Schumann Playlist
1-5. Maurizio Pollini: Schumann Symphonic Etudes, Op.13
6. Maurizio Pollini: Schumann Arabeske in C, Op.18

Maurizio Pollini Live: Pierre Boulez Piano Sonata 2, Playlist
1. 1st movement (Extremament rapide), London 2011
2. 1st movement (Extremament rapide), Roma 2008
3. third movement (modere, presque vif), Roma 2008
4. fourth movement (vif), Roma 2008