Chopin: Late Works

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Chopin: Late Works



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27th Jan 2017




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Chopin: Late Works


Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60

Mazurkas (3), Op. 59

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Polonaise No. 7 in A flat major, Op. 61 'Polonaise-fantaisie'

Two Nocturnes Op. 62

Mazurkas (3), Op. 63

Waltz No. 6 in D flat major, Op. 64 No. 1 'Minute Waltz'

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Waltz No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64 No. 2

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Waltz No. 8 in A flat major, Op. 64 No. 3

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Mazurka No. 49 in F minor, Op. 68 No. 4



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After winning the International Chopin Competition over half a century ago, Maurizio Pollini adds an important new chapter to his ongoing interpretation with some of the composer's most famous late works. On this album, the “grand master” (BBC music magazine) interprets some of Chopin’s largescale masterpieces, including six Mazurkas and three Waltzes that he has never recorded before. "I'm in love with Chopin – his music never ceases to amaze me." – Maurizio Pollini

Frédéric Chopin: Barcarolle In F Sharp Major, Op. 60

Barcarolle In F Sharp Major, Op. 60

Frédéric Chopin: 3 Mazurkas, Op. 59

No. 1 In A Minor. Moderato

No. 2 In A Flat Major. Allegretto

No. 3 In F Sharp Minor. Vivace

Frédéric Chopin: Polonaise-Fantaisie In A Flat Major, Op. 61

Polonaise-Fantaisie In A Flat Major, Op. 61

Frédéric Chopin: 2 Nocturnes, Op. 62

No. 1 In B Major. Andante

No. 2 In E Major. Lento

Frédéric Chopin: 3 Mazurkas, Op. 63

No. 1 In B Major. Vivace

No. 2 In F Minor. Lento

No. 3 In C Sharp Minor. Allegretto

Frédéric Chopin: 3 Valses, Op. 64

No. 1 In D Flat Major. Molto vivace

No. 2 In C Sharp Minor. Tempo giusto

No. 3 In A Flat Major. Moderato

Frédéric Chopin: Mazurka In F Minor, Op. Posth. 68

No. 4 Andantino

BBC Music Magazine

April 2017


“All the Pollini hallmarks are here too: chiselled structure, aristocratic demeanour and lucid lines. It’s a serious approach, which isn’t to the detriment of these miniatures. He also judges the rubato and tempos beautifully, and draws a cool, liquid tone from his Steinway that sparkles in the Minute Waltz and sings in the two Nocturnes, Op. 62”

Gramophone Magazine

February 2017

“Pollini is attempting to show that late Chopin should be stripped of the usual attributes of pianistic flair and allowed to speak unencumbered by personal intervention, trusting that it will weave its own spell without all that baggage”

The Guardian

26th January 2017


“It’s easy to understand why Pollini should have been drawn back to these late pieces, with their harmonic daring and structural subtleties. He gives a fascinating account of the Barcarolle, austere and detached, but also intensely focused.”

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