DG is proud to announce the new album of icon Maestro Pollini, coinciding with the Debussy Year 2018
With this recording Pollini is closing the circle of Debussy Preludes with the long anticipated recording of the 2nd book – 18 years after he recorded Book 1, which is an evergreen in his discography
The album is completed by ‘En blanc et noir’, which makes for a unique musical encounter between the Maestro and his son Daniele Pollini – a very refined and accomplished young pianist and conductor with a growing profile
“A magical set delivered with 360-degree Vision . . . Pollini's Debussy has both poetry and muscle, his involuntary exhalations sounding like distant radio interference.”
– Concert review at Royal Festival Hall London, Nick Kimberley, Evening Standard, Feb 2014
Pollini is "one of the world's most admired recitalists. . . If the Chopin was special, Debussy's second book of Préludes was even better.
Pollini showed complete mastery of all the nuances of these delicate, and occasionally witty, miniatures."
– Concert review at Royal Festival Hall London / Concert of the Week, David Mellor, Daily Mail (London), Feb 2017