Maurizio Pollini – Chopin Late Works

Deutsche Grammophon, 2016

Buy from Amazon

 

Description

Maurizio Pollini – Chopin Late Works – From our review:

The present recording brings together Chopin’s late works: the Barcarolle in F sharp major, Three Mazurkas opp. 59 and 63, a Polonaise-Fantaisie op. 61, Two Nocturnes op. 62, 3 Valses op. 64 and finally a Mazurka op. posth. 68, exemplifying many kinds of compositions that the Polish composer wrote throughout his life. They are performed by pianist Maurizio Pollini, whose lifelong acquaintance with Chopin gave hope for the outcome of this recording, especially considering that some of his greatest successes are connected with performances or recordings of Chopin’s piano works. These successes are however only pale remembrances when compared with the result of this album.

Read our review

Maurizio Pollini – Chopin Late Works – Tracklist:

  1. Chopin: Barcarolle In F Sharp Major, Op. 60
  2. Chopin: 3 Mazurkas, Op. 59 – No. 1 In A Minor. Moderato
  3. Chopin: 3 Mazurkas, Op. 59 – No. 2 In A Flat Major. Allegretto
  4. Chopin: 3 Mazurkas, Op. 59 – No. 3 In F Sharp Minor. Vivace
  5. Chopin: Polonaise-Fantaisie In A Flat Major, Op. 61
  6. Chopin: 2 Nocturnes, Op. 62 – No. 1 In B Major. Andante
  7. Chopin: 2 Nocturnes, Op. 62 – No. 2 In E Major. Lento
  8. Chopin: 3 Mazurkas, Op. 63 – No. 1 In B Major. Vivace
  9. Chopin: 3 Mazurkas, Op. 63 – No. 2 In F Minor. Lento
  10. Chopin: 3 Mazurkas, Op. 63 – No. 3 In C Sharp Minor. Allegretto
  11. Chopin: 3 Valses, Op. 64 – No. 1 In D Flat Major. Molto vivace
  12. Chopin: 3 Valses, Op. 64 – No. 2 In C Sharp Minor. Tempo giusto
  13. Chopin: 3 Valses, Op. 64 – No. 3 In A Flat Major. Moderato
  14. Chopin: Mazurka In F Minor, Op. Posth. 68 – No. 4 Andantino

Recording location: Munich, Herkulessaal, 5 & 9/2015; 5/2016