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Maurizio Pollini - Beethoven: Sonatas, Opp. 31 & 49 (2014) {HD Tracks}

3-06-2015, 10:24
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Maurizio Pollini - Beethoven: Sonatas, Opp. 31 & 49  (2014) {HD Tracks}

Artist: Maurizio Pollini
Title Of Album: Beethoven: Sonatas, Opp. 31 & 49
Year Of Release: 2014
Label: DG
Genre: Classical
Quality: FLAC (Tracks)/MP3
Bitrate: Lossless {24bit/96kHz}/320 kbps
Time: 01:15:20 min
Total Size: 1,2 Gb/177 mb
WWW: allmusic

This is the final installment in a Beethoven sonata cycle (now also available as a box set) begun by Maurizio Pollini in the 1970s. As such, listeners might think it would differ from cycles recorded as a single creative statement, but in fact Pollini's output over his long career has been remarkably stable, especially in regard to Beethoven. The group, Nos. 16-20, released in 2014, contains some of the least-recorded items among Beethoven's sonatas, namely the highly transitional Piano Sonata No. 16 in G major, Op. 31/1, and the two student pieces, the Piano Sonata No. 19 in G minor, Op. 49/1, and Piano Sonata No. 20 in G major, Op. 49/2. Pollini in no way tosses off these minor pieces; his readings have all the virtues and, some would say, flaws of his recordings of the bigger sonatas. He can seem emotionless, but nobody can make a movement of Beethoven sound like a single large gesture, with each note precisely controlled and smoothly inserted into the whole, like Pollini can. His Beethoven is commanding without being especially dramatic, and that's quite a trick. His approach seems a bit overdone in the two Op. 49 sonatas, which work best when they're done in a simple, limpid way. But the Op. 31 group is coherent and controlled, with little outbursts of temper bursting through, and a bit of warmth allowed into the pastoral Op. 31/3. Those who have admired Pollini's Beethoven in the past will be very satisfied with this capstone to his Beethoven efforts.

Maurizio Pollini - Beethoven: Sonatas, Opp. 31 & 49  (2014) {HD Tracks}
Piano Sonata No.16 In G, Op.31 No.1
01. 1. Allegro vivace (5:52)
02. 2. Adagio grazioso (8:53)
03. 3. Rondo (Allegretto) (5:21)

Piano Sonata No.17 In D Minor, Op.31 No.2 -'Tempest'
04. 1. Largo - Allegro (7:59)
05. 2. Adagio (7:13)
06. 3. Allegretto (5:56)

Piano Sonata No.18 In E Flat, Op.31 No.3 -'The Hunt'
07. 1. Allegro (7:19)
08. 2. Scherzo (Allegretto vivace) (4:42)
09. 3. Menuetto (Moderato e grazioso) (3:45)
10. 4. Presto con fuoco (4:15)

Piano Sonata No.19 In G Minor, Op.49 No.1
11. 1. Andante (3:56)
12. 2. Rondo (Allegro) (3:00)

Piano Sonata No.20 In G, Op.49 No.2
13. 1. Allegro ma non troppo (4:06)
14. 2. Tempo di Menuetto (3:03)

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tiger   User offline   4 June 2015 16:05

Thank you for MP3.

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