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Perhaps more of an advocate for contemporary music than any other major pianist essentially rooted in traditional repertory, Maurizio Pollini was born in Milan, Italy. He learned quickly and was given piano lessons from Carlo Lonati from an early age, making his public debut at the age of nine. Enrolling in the Milan Conservatory, he studied with Carlo Vidusso. In 1957 he performed a recital ... Read more in Amazon's Maurizio Pollini Store

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  • Performer: Maurizio Pollini
  • Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Audio CD (10 Feb. 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • ASIN: B000001GXB
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46,237 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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  1. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.28 In A, Op.101 - 1. Etwas lebhaft und mit der innigsten Empfindung (Allegretto ma non troppo) 3:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.28 In A, Op.101 - 2. Lebhaft, marschmäßig (Vivace alla marcia) 6:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.28 In A, Op.101 - 3. Langsam und sehnsuchtsvoll (Adagio ma non troppo, con affetto) 2:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.28 In A, Op.101 - 4. Geschwind, doch nicht zu sehr und mit Entschlossenheit (Allegro) 7:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.29 In B Flat, Op.106 -"Hammerklavier" - 1. Allegro10:46Album Only
  6. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.29 In B Flat, Op.106 -"Hammerklavier" - 2. Scherzo (Assai vivace - Presto - Prestissimo - Tempo I) 2:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.29 In B Flat, Op.106 -"Hammerklavier" - 3. Adagio sostenuto17:12Album Only
  8. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.29 In B Flat, Op.106 -"Hammerklavier" - 4. Largo - Allegro risoluto12:20Album Only


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  1. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.30 In E, Op.109 - 1. Vivace, ma non troppo - Adagio espressivo - Tempo I 3:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.30 In E, Op.109 - 2. Prestissimo 2:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.30 In E, Op.109 - 3. Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung (Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo)12:30Album Only
  4. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.31 In A Flat, Op.110 - 1. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo 6:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.31 In A Flat, Op.110 - 2. Allegro molto 1:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.31 In A Flat, Op.110 - 3. Adagio ma non troppo - Fuga (Allegro ma non troppo) 9:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.32 In C Minor, Op.111 - 1. Maestoso - Allegro con brio ed appassionato 8:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.32 In C Minor, Op.111 - 2. Arietta (Adagio molto semplice e cantabile)17:23Album Only

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titolo-sonate per pianoforte n.28, n.29, n.30, n.31, n.32compositore-ludwig van beethoven interpreti-maurizio pollini (pianoforte)etichetta-deutsche grammophonn. dischi2data14 aprile 1997supportocd audiogeneremusica da camera-brani----1.rhapsody in blueascolta2.cuban overtureascolta3."porgy and bess" suiteascolta4.an american in paris - revised by f. campbell-watson

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44 of 49 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 Feb. 2004
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Pollini is always a musician before a pianist. Whilst his technique is titanic, it is never so in the persuit of pedantic accuracy and always second to musicianship, which is refreshing in today's world of mechanical perfection. These are brilliant performances of Beethoven's finest and most profound music for piano and I cannot recommend it enough.
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38 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Tenor man on 21 Jan. 2006
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When Deutsche Gramohon used the word Legendary on the sleeve of this album, they could not have found a better word. Pollini's recordings of the "HammerKlavier" and the other late sonatas are unmatched by any other pianist. Much like the works of Chopin, a pianist needs virtuosity and muscianship to do these works justice, qualities rarely found in a single pianist. Pollini upholds both and truly justifies the lable, legendary. A brilliant collection that any lover of Beethoven simply can not ignore.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Andrew C. Mitchell TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 26 Jun. 2013
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Without a doubt the late piano sonatas of Beethoven represent something very special in the musical world. And within this context is the mighty and formidable 'Hammerklavier Sonata (No 29 in B flat).
So what about some great pianists' sets?
Perhaps Schnabel, Solomon, Kempff, Arrau, Gilels, Brendel, Barenboim or Paul Lewis?
Or maybe Maurizio Pollini. These recordings were made in 1976/7. Still they stand the test of time. There is purity of tone and style. An unfussy, uncomplicated version of No 28 starts the first CD. Pollini produces the required power to meet with the Hammerklavier No.29 and interest is sustained through its lovely slow movement, leading to the flying, fugal sparks of the final movement. All the performances are structurally sound, and excellent technique maintains the momentum of the music, whether in the Variations of No 30 in E or the Fugue in No 31 in A flat. Everything can be heard and repeatedly listened to.
I used to play No 31 in A flat. The thing that immediately strikes me about Pollini's performance is his faithfulness to Beethoven's expressed intentions in the score. Then, with a fine performance of No 32 in C minor with neat trills Pollini rounds off this memorable experience.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By capezio on 5 Mar. 2011
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The piano sonata is a little drama in itself, each one evoking some theme or emotion.
In this case Beethoven is a romantic master expressing his deep feelings and agitated spirit on it's own scores.
The same way Pollini knows well how to extracts and show us this deep and diverse emotions wrote dryly on the pentagrams.
If you like this platform and Beethoven, this set is a delight, masterly played, getting all the strength of a young and blood Pollini's in a crystal clear recording. Highly recommended.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Roy Charity on 4 Nov. 2013
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Excellent performance.
Pollini plays this late Beethoven with an understanding of the uniqueness of theses pieces. An excellent piano tome.
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