Who is Maurizio Pollini?

Maurizio Pollini (born January 5, 1942) is an Italian pianist. He is known for performances of compositions by Chopin and Debussy, among others.

What is Pollini’s opinion on piano?

Pollini regards the piano as a “neutral” instrument that can be transformed into a vehicle for limitless expression. “To see how this instrument reacts and yields to whatever you want to do … is something quite extraordinary,” he observed in 2014. “This is why I am still so happy to be a pianist.”

When did Maurizio Pollini write Chopin’s music?

January 2019 saw the release of Maurizio Pollini – Chopin, featuring the Nocturnes Op.55, Mazurkas Op.56, Berceuse Op.57 and Piano Sonata in B minor Op.58, all written in 1843 or 1844.

When did Maurizio Pollini’s Yellow Label come out?

The yellow label marked the pianist’s 75th birthday with the release in October 2016 of Maurizio Pollini – Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, a special edition comprising 55 CDs and 3 DVDs.

Where did Pollini play in 2014?

In 2014, Pollini played on a tour including the Salzburg Festival and his debut at the Rheingau Musik Festival, playing in the Kurhaus Wiesbaden Chopin’s Preludes (Op. 28) and Book 1 of Debussy’s Preludes. Pollini is father of the pianist and conductor Daniele Pollini.

What did Pollini do in the 1960s?

During the 1960s and 1970s, Pollini was a left-wing political activist. He collaborated with Luigi Nono in such works as Como una ola de fuerza y luz (1972), which was to mourn the accidental death of Luciano Cruz, a leader of the Chilean Revolutionary Front.

What did Pollini record on Deutsche Grammophon?

Pollini’s first recordings for Deutsche Grammophon in 1971 included Stravinsky’s Trois mouvements de Petrouchka and Prokofiev’s Seventh Sonata and are still considered a landmark of twentieth century piano discography. He recorded Chopin’s Etudes, Opp. 10 and 25, also under Deutsche Grammophon.