POLLINI Complete Recordings

MAURIZIO POLLINI
Complete Recordings on
Deutsche Grammophon

Int. Release 21 Oct. 2016
55 CDs + 3 DVD-Videos
0289 479 6315 8


Track List

CD 1: Stravinsky: Three Dances From 'Petruschka'/ Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No.7 / Webern: Piano Variations / Boulez: Second Sonata For Piano

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
Three movements 'Petruschka'

Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)
Piano Sonata No.7 in B flat, Op.83

Anton Webern (1883 - 1945)
Piano Variations, Op.27

Pierre Boulez (1925 - 2016)
Piano Sonata No.2

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11:05

13.
0:00
10:12

Maurizio Pollini

Total Playing Time 1:07:57

CD 2: Chopin: 24 Etudes Op.10 & Op.25

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
12 Etudes, Op.10

12 Etudes, Op.25

Maurizio Pollini

Total Playing Time 55:59

CD 3: Schumann: Sonata For Piano Op.11; Fantasia Op.17

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Piano Sonata No.1 In F Sharp Minor, Op.11

2.
0:00
3:09

Fantasie In C, Op.17

Maurizio Pollini

Total Playing Time 1:02:46

CD 4: Nono: Como una ola de fuerza y luz; ...sofferte onde serene.../ Manzoni: Masse: Omaggio a Edgard Varèse / Schoenberg: Kammersymphonie op.9

Luigi Nono (1924 - 1990)
Como una ola de fuerza y luz

Slavka Taskova, Maurizio Pollini, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Claudio Abbado

Maurizio Pollini

Giacomo Manzoni (1932 - )
Maurizio Pollini, Berliner Philharmoniker, Giuseppe Sinopoli

Total Playing Time 1:03:33

CD 5: Franz Schubert: Fantasia D 760 · Piano Sonata D 845

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Fantasy In C Major "Wanderer", Op.15, D. 760

Piano Sonata No.16 In A Minor, D.845

Maurizio Pollini

Total Playing Time 57:57

CD 6: Schoenberg: The Piano Music

Arnold Schoenberg (1874 - 1951)
Drei Klavierstücke, Op.11

Sechs kleine Klavierstücke, Op.19

Fünf Klavierstücke

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0:00
2:27

Suite für Klavier, Op.25

Piano Piece op.33a

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0:00
2:06

Piano Piece op.33b

Maurizio Pollini

Total Playing Time 48:50

CD 7: Chopin: Preludes Op.28

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
24 Préludes, Op.28

Maurizio Pollini

Total Playing Time 35:55

CD 8: Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos.28 & 29 "Hammerklavier"

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Sonata No. 28 In A Major, Op. 101

Piano Sonata No. 29 In B Flat Major, Op. 106 -"Hammerklavier"

Maurizio Pollini

Total Playing Time 1:03:11

CD 9: Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos.30, 31 & 32

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Sonata No. 30 In E Major, Op. 109

Piano Sonata No. 31 In A Flat Major, Op. 110

Piano Sonata No. 32 In C Minor, Op. 111

Maurizio Pollini

Total Playing Time 1:01:45

CD 10: Chopin: Polonaises

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
Maurizio Pollini

Total Playing Time 1:01:53

CD 11: Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos.19, K.459 & 23, K.488

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Piano Concerto No. 23 In A Major, K.488

Cadenza: W.A.Mozart

Piano Concerto No.19 In F Major, K.459

Cadenzas: W.A. Mozart

Maurizio Pollini, Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm

Total Playing Time 55:14

CD 12: Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Piano Concerto No.2 in B Flat Major, Op.83

Maurizio Pollini, Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado

Maurizio Pollini, Robert Scheiwein, Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado

Maurizio Pollini, Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado

Total Playing Time 48:02

CD 13: Beethoven: 5 Piano Concertos

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Concerto No.1 in C Major, Op.15

2.
0:00
11:24

Piano Concerto No.2 in B Flat Major, Op.19

Cadenza: Ludwig van Beethoven (mvt.1)

Maurizio Pollini, Wiener Philharmoniker, Eugen Jochum

Total Playing Time 1:06:01

CD 14: Beethoven: 5 Piano Concertos

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Concerto No.3 In C Minor, Op.37

Piano Concerto No.4 in G Major, Op.58

Maurizio Pollini, Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm

Total Playing Time 1:06:56

CD 15: Beethoven: 5 Piano Concertos

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Concerto No.5 in E Flat Major Op.73 -"Emperor"

Maurizio Pollini, Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm

Total Playing Time 38:43

CD 16: Bartók: Piano Concertos

Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945)
Piano Concerto No.1, BB 91, Sz. 83

Piano Concerto No.2, BB 101, Sz. 95

Maurizio Pollini, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Total Playing Time 50:47

CD 17: Brahms: Piano Quintet Op.34

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Piano Quintet In F Minor, Op.34

Maurizio Pollini, Quartetto Italiano

Total Playing Time 43:49

CD 18: Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Piano Concerto No.1 in D Minor, Op.15

2.
0:00
13:23

Maurizio Pollini, Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm

Total Playing Time 45:58

CD 19: Schumann: Symphonic Etudes Op13; 5 Variations op. post; Arabesque Op. 18

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Symphonic Studies, Op.13

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1:21

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1:16

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0:00
1:12

Appendix

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1:33

Maurizio Pollini

Total Playing Time 38:20

CD 20: Chopin: Piano Sonatas Nos.2 & 3

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
Piano Sonata No.2 In B-Flat Minor, Op.35

Piano Sonata No.3 In B Minor, Op.58

Maurizio Pollini

Total Playing Time 51:35

CD 21: Schubert: Piano Sonatas D 958 & 959

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Piano Sonata No.19 In C Minor, D.958

Piano Sonata No.20 In A Major, D.959

Maurizio Pollini

Total Playing Time 1:10:13

CD 22: Schubert: Piano Sonata D 960; Allegretto D 915; 3 Piano Pieces D 946

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Piano Sonata No.21 In B Flat Major, D.960

3 Klavierstücke, D.946

Maurizio Pollini

Total Playing Time 1:10:28

CD 23: Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos.17 "The Tempest", 21 "Waldstein", 25 & 26 "Les Adieux"

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Sonata No. 17 In D Minor, Op. 31, No. 2 -"The Tempest"

Piano Sonata No. 21 In C Major, Op. 53 -"Waldstein"

Piano Sonata No. 25 In G Major, Op. 79

Piano Sonata No. 26 In E Flat Major, Op. 81a -"Les adieux"

Maurizio Pollini

Total Playing Time 1:10:56

CD 24: Liszt: Sonata In B Minor; Nuages gris; Unstern! Sinistre; La lugubre gondola; R.W.-Venezia

Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)
Piano Sonata In B Minor, S.178

Maurizio Pollini

Total Playing Time 45:14

CD 25: Schumann: Piano Concerto Op.54 / Schoenberg: Piano Concerto Op.42

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op.54

Arnold Schoenberg (1874 - 1951)
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op.42

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4:36

6.
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6:02

Maurizio Pollini, Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado

Total Playing Time 50:14

CD 26: Chopin: Scherzi; Berceuse; Barcarolle

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
Maurizio Pollini

Total Playing Time 50:30

CD 27: Beethoven: Piano Sonata Nos.13, 14 & 15

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Sonata No. 13 In E Flat Major, Op. 27, No. 1

Piano Sonata No. 14 In C Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 -"Moonlight"

Piano Sonata No. 15 In D Major, Op. 28 -"Pastorale"

Maurizio Pollini

Total Playing Time 54:38

CD 28: Debussy: 12 Etudes For Piano / Berg: Piano Sonata Op. 1

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
12 Etudes, L.136

Alban Berg (1885 - 1935)
Maurizio Pollini

Total Playing Time 51:56

CD 29: Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 2

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Concerto No.1 in C Major, Op.15

Cadenza: Ludwig van Beethoven

2.
0:00
11:13

Piano Concerto No.2 in B Flat Major, Op.19

Cadenza: Ludwig van Beethoven (mvt.1)

Maurizio Pollini, Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado

Total Playing Time 1:06:13

CD 30: Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos.3 & 4

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Concerto No.3 In C Minor, Op.37

Kadenz: Ludwig van Beethoven

2.
0:00
10:07

Piano Concerto No.4 in G Major, Op.58

Cadenzas: Ludwig van Beethoven

Maurizio Pollini, Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado

Total Playing Time 1:08:17

CD 31: Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 Op. 73; Fantasy Op. 80

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Concerto No.5 in E Flat Major Op.73 -"Emperor"

Maurizio Pollini, Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado

Fantasia For Piano, Chorus And Orchestra In C Minor, Op.80

Maurizio Pollini

Maurizio Pollini, Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado

9.
0:00
1:37

Gabriele Lechner, Gretchen Eder, Elisabeth Mach, Jorge Pita, Andreas Esders, Gerhard Eder, Maurizio Pollini, Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor

Total Playing Time 57:10

CD 32: Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Piano Concerto No.1 in D Minor, Op.15

2.
0:00
12:11

Maurizio Pollini, Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado

Total Playing Time 44:59

CD 33: Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Piano Concerto No.2 in B Flat Major, Op.83

Maurizio Pollini, Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado

Total Playing Time 48:37

CD 34: Debussy: Préludes (Book 1); L'Isle joyeuse

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
Préludes / Book 1, L. 117

Maurizio Pollini

Total Playing Time 43:13

CD 35: Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos.11, 12 & 21 "Waldstein"

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Sonata No. 11 In B Flat Major, Op. 22

Piano Sonata No. 12 In A Flat Major, Op. 26

Piano Sonata No. 21 In C Major, Op. 53 -"Waldstein"

Maurizio Pollini

Total Playing Time 1:05:34

CD 36: Beethoven: Diabelli Variations

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
33 Piano Variations In C Major, Op.120 On A Waltz By Anton Diabelli

Maurizio Pollini

Total Playing Time 50:08

CD 37: Chopin: Ballades Nos. 1-4; Prelude Op. 45; Fantasie Op. 49

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
Maurizio Pollini

Total Playing Time 48:05

CD 38: Schumann: Davidsbündlertänze; Concert sans orchestre

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Davidsbündlertänze, Op.6

First Edition (1837)

Concert sans Orchestre, Op.14, Piano Sonata No.3

First edition (1835/36)

Maurizio Pollini

Total Playing Time 51:52

CD 39: Schumann: Allegro; Kreisleriana; Gesänge der Frühe

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Kreisleriana, Op.16

Gesänge der Frühe, Op.133 (1853)

13.
0:00
1:46

Maurizio Pollini

Total Playing Time 48:14

CD 40: Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp.54, 57, 78 & 90

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Sonata No. 22 In F Major, Op. 54

Piano Sonata No. 23 In F Minor, Op. 57 -"Appassionata"

Piano Sonata No. 24 In F Sharp Major, Op. 78 "For Therese"

Piano Sonata No. 27 In E Minor, Op. 90

Maurizio Pollini

Total Playing Time 56:42

CD 41: Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 5-7, Op. 10 Nos. 1-3 & No.8, Op.13

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Sonata No. 5 In C Minor, Op. 10, No. 1

Piano Sonata No. 6 In F Major, Op. 10, No. 2

Piano Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op.10, No.3

Piano Sonata No.8 In C Minor, Op. 13 -"Pathétique"

Maurizio Pollini

Total Playing Time 1:09:22

CD 42: Mozart: Piano Concertos K. 453 & 467

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Piano Concerto No.17 in G Major, K.453

Piano Concerto No.21 in C Major, K.467

Maurizio Pollini, Wiener Philharmoniker

Total Playing Time 57:02

CD 43: Chopin: Nocturnes

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
Maurizio Pollini

Total Playing Time 43:46

CD 44: Chopin: Nocturnes

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
Maurizio Pollini

Total Playing Time 46:46

CD 45: Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Op.2

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Sonata No. 1 In F Minor, Op. 2, No. 1

Piano Sonata No. 2 In A Major, Op. 2, No. 2

Piano Sonata No. 3 In C Major, Op. 2, No. 3

10.
0:00
6:30

Maurizio Pollini

Total Playing Time 1:05:13

CD 46: Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 12 & 24

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Piano Concerto No. 12 In A Major, K.414

Piano Concerto No.24 in C Minor, K.491

Maurizio Pollini, Wiener Philharmoniker

Total Playing Time 55:07

CD 47: Chopin: Ballade No. 2 Op. 38; 4 Mazurkas Op. 33; 3 Waltzes Op. 34; Impormptu No. 2 Op. 36; Piano Sonata Op. 35

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
Piano Sonata No.2 In B-Flat Minor, Op.35

Maurizio Pollini

Total Playing Time 56:56

CD 48: Bach, J.S.: The Well-Tempered Clavier

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
The Well-Tempered Clavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869

Maurizio Pollini

Total Playing Time 53:25

CD 49: Bach, J.S.: The Well-Tempered Clavier

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
The Well-Tempered Clavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869

Maurizio Pollini

Total Playing Time 57:00

CD 50: Brahms: Klavierkonzert Nr. 1 In D Minor Op.15

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Piano Concerto No.1 in D Minor, Op.15

2.
12:32

Maurizio Pollini, Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann

Total Playing Time 45:30

CD 51: Chopin: 24 Préludes; Nocturnes; Mazurkas; Scherzo

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
24 Préludes, Op.28

Maurizio Pollini

Total Playing Time 1:00:00

CD 52: Beethoven: Sonatas Op.7, 14 & 22

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Sonata No. 4 In E Flat Major, Op. 7

Piano Sonata No. 9 In E Major, Op. 14, No. 1

Piano Sonata No. 10 In G Major, Op. 14, No. 2

Piano Sonata No. 11 In B Flat Major, Op. 22

Maurizio Pollini

Total Playing Time 1:12:48

CD 53: Brahms: Klavierkonzert Nr. 2

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Piano Concerto No.2 in B Flat Major, Op.83

Maurizio Pollini, Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann

Total Playing Time 46:59

CD 54: Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op. 31 & 49

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Sonata No. 16 In G Major, Op. 31, No. 1

Piano Sonata No. 17 In D Minor, Op. 31, No. 2 -"The Tempest"

Piano Sonata No. 18 In E Flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3 -"The Hunt"

Piano Sonata No. 19 In G Minor, Op. 49, No. 1

Piano Sonata No. 20 In G Major, Op. 49, No. 2

Maurizio Pollini

Total Playing Time 1:15:20

CD 55: Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 In C Major Op. 26

Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)
Piano Concerto No.3 in C Major, Op.26

Maurizio Pollini, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Maxim Shostakovich

Total Playing Time 27:40

DVD 56: Maurizio Pollini - Piano Concertos

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Concerto No.3 In C Minor, Op.37

Kadenz: Ludwig van Beethoven

2.
9:44

Piano Concerto No.5 in E Flat Major Op.73 -"Emperor"

4.
21:08

Maurizio Pollini, Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm

Total Playing Time 1:15:03

DVD 57: Maurizio Pollini - Piano Concertos

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Piano Concerto No.19 In F Major, K.459

Cadenzas: W.A. Mozart

2.
8:27

Cadenzas: W.A. Mozart

Piano Concerto No. 23 In A Major, K.488

Cadenza: W.A.Mozart

5.
7:16

Maurizio Pollini, Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Piano Concerto No.2 in B Flat Major, Op.83

Maurizio Pollini, Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado

Total Playing Time 1:44:27

DVD 58: De main de maître

Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928 - 2007)
1.
53:38

Maurizio Pollini

Total Playing Time 53:38

. . . [the takeaway from Pollini's recordings is] staggering yet mindful virtuosity, intellectual rigor and uncompromising musicianship . . . a live 1974 Prokofiev Third Concerto with Maxim Shostakovich conducting the NHK Symphony Orchestra appears for the first time, and preserves a terrific performance . . . plus Bruno Monsaingeon's excellent 2015 documentary about the pianist . . . You'll never hear the two Luigi Nono works ("Como una ola de fuerza y luz" and ". . . sofferte onde serene . . .") played better . . . Pollini's fusion of power and poetry in the Brahms First Concerto with Karl Böhm always held its own . . . while the Brahms Piano Quintet collaboration with the Quartetto Italiano defines the old adage "opposites attract" in an unexpected and rewarding meeting of minds . . . [Pollini's late Schubert are] among this pianist's warmest, most communicative and lyrically inspired recordings . . . [his recordings of Beethoven's 32 sonatas] are remarkably consistent in regard to technical aplomb, stylish intelligence, seriousness of purpose and airtight structures . . . At 67, Pollini's brash, uninhibited finger work in the three Op. 2 sonatas provides a fascinatingly humane spin upon the 30-something pianist's loftier, laser-like perfection in Op. 111's chains of trills, Op. 101's treacherous leaps, and Op. 106's daunting fugal writing . . . there's no questioning Pollini's high level of achievement, his reputation for greatness, and that his best recordings are here to stay.

An inspiring, intellectual performer . . . Pollini has throughout his long career shown an exceptional grasp of complex musical structures, championing the piano repertoire's most ambitious and substantial works . . . Pollini's rhythmic acuity and fearsome accuracy, along with luscious tone and sensitivity in such works as Chopin's Études and Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor, seemed too good to last . . . Few modern pianists have so clearly given the impression of meditating personal or historical tragedies through performances of Beethoven's late sonatas, or combined passionate force and delicacy in Mozart concertos. Pollini also has a preternatural grasp of structured ballets, as in Stravinsky's Three Movements from "Petrushka". In such works he expresses rhythmic focus and detail with improbable exactitude, like a supreme dancer able to negotiate daunting choreography with aplomb . . . Pollini surveys the world and its music from a solitary peak.

. . . superb . . . let me start by celebrating greatness. No more precise or fiercely articulate performance of Stravinsky's "Petrushka" Movements exists, with every thorny challenge surmounted with an ease bordering on nonchalance. And then there's his newly released performance of Prokofiev's Third Concerto -- the most glittering of all . . . [and] Pollini's incomparable skill in the music of Boulez, Stockhausen and Nono . . . who else has played the Polonaises with a less wilting, more arresting authority? Few musicians have shown a more single-minded integrity. Exploring his art once more in this wealth of recordings opens up new perspectives whether in the well-tried and familiar, in his take on jealously guarded assumptions and traditions . . . his prodigious command is undeniable. He remains an extraordinary and unique figure.

  • Maurizio Pollini - Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon (Trailer)

    Celebrating his 75th birthday in 2017, this 55CD set presents Maurizio Pollini’s complete recordings on Deutsche Grammophon with their original covers, including the first ever release of Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto with the NHK Symphony Orchestra under Maxim Shostakovich (recorded in Tokyo in 1974). Also included are 3 bonus DVDs.