Shortly after 18-year-old Maurizio Pollini won the 1960 Chopin Competition, EMI gave him a contract and they recorded Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1. Pollini then recorded the two sets of etudes, Op. 10 and Op. 25, that same year, but would not let EMI release the recording, partly because he did not want to be pigeonholed as an interpreter of just Chopin. Of course, he would later go on to record all of Chopin's music for Deutsche Grammophon with great acclaim, doing the etudes in 1972. In 2012, the Testament label remastered those original EMI tapes
14. No. 2 In F Minor. Chopin, Maurizio Pollini - Maurizio Pollini Plays Chopin Études, Opp 10 & 25 (CD, Album). Frédéric Chopin, Maurizio Pollini. Frédéric Chopin, Maurizio Pollini - Études, Opp.
12 Etudes Op. 25. B1. Nr. 1 As-dur: Allegro Sostenuto.
Here, remarkably, are Maurizio Pollini’s first thoughts on the Chopin Etudes. Recorded by EMI in 1960, the genesis of this disc is outlined by Tony Locantro in his accompanying essay, where he tells of an increasingly fraught situation. Even when the easy majority of great artists (Lipatti, Ashkenazy, Brendel, Larrocha and Gérard Souzay come to mind) are often dismissive of their earliest recorded efforts, it is surely astonishing that Pollini could reject his early superfine brilliance, his aristocratic musicianship, his patrician ideal in the Chopin Etudes. Yet his rejection was adamant. Chopin Études, O. 0, O. 5. First publication for the Etudes Pollini didn’t like. View record and artist details. Record and Artist Details. Composer or Director: Fryderyk Chopin.
I am obsessed with most of them, but none as much as the Opus 9, number 3. My only criticism is his sometimes heavy breathing comes through a bit strongly, but that's minor. Revel in the music, and in Pollini's interpretation. The right hand plays the tune, but there is only one note per second. At one minute, 20 seconds into the piece, the mood shifts to a series of thunderous arpeggios (arpeggia?) in the lower register, with rattling chords in the higher register. Later on, the beginning part of the piece is repeated, but a bit louder, and as before, the right hand plays only one note per second. This piece is too "pretty" for my tastes, and the tune is not an interesting one.
After Maurizio Pollini won the Warsaw International Chopin Competition in 1960 at the age of 19, he signed a contract with EMI. The immediate upshot of the arrangement was his outstanding recording of Chopin's First Piano Concerto, with Paul Kletzki conducting, that has stayed in the catalogue since it was first released. In fact, another eight years would elapse before Pollini made his only other disc for EMI, a Chopin recital. Soon afterwards, EMI terminated Pollini's contract and he signed with Deutsche Grammophon, with whom, among other works, he recorded the Chopin Studies in the 70s. They are superb performances, but very different in style and approach from that earlier EMI recording, which Testament has at last been able to remaster and release.
In 1960, Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini won the International Chopin Piano Competition. EMI instantly took him to the recording studio, where he made a famous recording of Chopin’s E-Minor Piano Concerto with conductor Paul Kletzki. It has never left the catalogue. As music lovers and recording executives began rubbing their hands in anticipation, Pollini recorded the two sets of Chopin Études – but the young artist was not ready to be drawn into this whirlwind. Further sessions produced personality clashes, and Pollini abandoned recording for ten years
Download Chopin: Etudes by Maurizio Pollini in high-resolution audio at ProStudioMasters. N. 0 In B Minor Frédéric Chopin; Maurizio Pollini. Maurizio Pollini earned international recognition following the 1973 release of this album, one of the pianist's first for the Deutsche Grammophon label and still considered among the greatest recordings of these Chopin pieces ever made. BBC Music Magazine called this "the perfect performance. 96 kHz, 24-bit PCM – DG Studio Masters.
10: No. 1 in C Major - Maurizio Pollini. 2. Etudes, Op. 10: No. 2 in A Minor - Maurizio Pollini. 3. 3 in E Major - Maurizio Pollini. 4. 4 in C-Sharp Minor - Maurizio Pollini. 5 in G-Flat Major - Maurizio Pollini. 6. 6 in E-Flat Minor - Maurizio Pollini. 7. 7 in C Major - Maurizio Pollini. 8. 8 in F Major - Maurizio Pollini. 9. 9 in F Minor - Maurizio Pollini. 25: No. 1 in A-Flat Major, "Aeolian Harp" - Maurizio Pollini. 14. 2 in F Minor - Maurizio Pollini. 15. 3 in F Major - Maurizio Pollini. Listen to Maurizio Pollini Plays Chopin in full in the this site app. Play on this site.
|1||No. 1 In C||1:58|
|2||No. 2 In A Minor||1:25|
|3||No. 3 In E||4:13|
|4||No. 4 In C Sharp Minor||2:06|
|5||No. 5 In G Flat||1:38|
|6||No. 6 In E Fat Minor||4:13|
|7||No. 7 In C||1:32|
|8||No. 8 In F||2:20|
|9||No. 9 In F Minor||2:14|
|10||No. 10 In A Flat||2:06|
|11||No. 11 In E Flat||2:16|
|12||No. 12 In C Minor||2:40|
|13||No. 1 In A Flat||2:26|
|14||No. 2 In F Minor||1:29|
|15||No. 3 In F||1:53|
|16||No. 4 In A Minor||1:46|
|17||No. 5 In E Minor||3:02|
|18||No. 6 In G Sharp Minor||2:03|
|19||No. 7 In C Sharp Minor||5:34|
|20||No. 8 In D Flat||1:09|
|21||No. 9 In G Flat||1:04|
|22||No. 10 In B Minor||4:18|
|23||No. 11 In A Minor||3:38|
|24||No. 12 In C Minor||2:28|
- Record Company – EMI
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Testament
- Copyright (c) – Testament
- Remastered At – Re:Sound
- Composed By – Chopin*
- Engineer – Neville Boyling
- Performer – Maurizio Pollini
- Producer – Peter Andry
- Remastered By – Paul Baily
NotesRecorded 5-7, 9, 11-16 September, 1960, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 749677147327
|JSBT 8473||Chopin*, Maurizio Pollini||Chopin*, Maurizio Pollini - Études, Opp. 10 & 25 - Previously Unpublished (CD, Album)||Testament||JSBT 8473||Japan||2011|
|SBTLP 1473||Frédéric Chopin, Maurizio Pollini||Frédéric Chopin, Maurizio Pollini - Études, Opp. 10 & 25 - Previously Unpublished (LP, Album)||Testament||SBTLP 1473||UK||2012|