MAURIZIO POLLINI Concertos 4790913

[Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 23 K. 488]: Unsentimental . . . with a crystalline clarity and beauty of line that are beyond [criticism] . . . Salvatore Sciarrino's stylish cadenzas in K. 491 are a stimulating choice . . . [Brahms: Piano Concerto no. 1]: Pollini's assurance in the finale is astonishing. The Second Brahms Concerto with Claudio Abbado in Vienna is taut and exciting . . . [Beethoven: Piano Concertos]: Abbado sounds . . . vital and engaged, while Pollini's intellectual grip and nobility suit the later Concertos. The Emperor Concerto with Böhm pairs serene pianism with Romantic orchestral weight.

[Schumann coffret, 4 CDs]: Les deux disques . . . figurent au rang des témoignages les plus accomplis du maître italien sur le plan pianistique et spirituel . . .
[Concertos, 8 CDs]: on appréciera la luxuriance sonore des Wiener Philharmoniker . . . un Abbado d'une énergie, d'une précision, d'une élégance, d'une autorité incroyables.