Maurizio Pollini

Maurizio Pollini - elder statesman and eternal champion of new music.

Maurizio Pollini With Christian Thielemann And The Dresden Staatskapelle – 2011 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Maurizio Pollini
Maurizio Pollini – elder statesman and eternal champion of new music.

Maurizio Pollini, Piano – Dresden Staatskapelle – Christian Thielemann, cond. June 12, 2011 – Radio France

To Dresden this week for a concert by the celebrated Staatskapelle Dresden led by Christian Thielemann and featuring the legendary Maurizio Pollini as soloist. The concert was given on June 12, 2011 at the Semper Opera House in Dresden and recorded by WDR and relayed to Radio France Musique. The concert consists of works by Brahms and Max Reger. Beginning with the Tragic Overture by Brahms and then a performance of Romantic Suite for Orchestra after a Poem by Joseph von Eichendorf opus 125. and concludes with the Piano Concerto Number 1 by Brahms with Maurizio Pollini as soloist.

Celebrated for music-making of matchless sophistication, unshakeable concentration and adamantine integrity, Maurizio Pollini occupies a special place among the ranks of today’s great pianists. The Italian artist has been hailed by Gramophone as “a towering musical presence”, a description supported by six decades of critical and public acclaim for the power and beauty of his artistry. Pollini’s nobility of expression and total technical command of the keyboard combine to create interpretations that reveal profound insight into works from past and present.
Pollini caused a sensation in 1972 with the release of his first studio album for Deutsche Grammophon. His recording of Stravinsky’s Trois mouvements de Petrouchka and Prokofiev’s Seventh Piano Sonata set new standards for the performance of contemporary music; it also signaled his intention to explore wide repertoire horizons. He has since remained an exclusive DG artist and created a discography of remarkable depth and breadth, embracing everything from the complete piano sonatas of Beethoven and much of Chopin’s output to works by Boulez, Nono, Schoenberg and Webern.

Grab a comfy chair, press Play and take the night off.


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