Chopin : Etudes

Chopin : Etudes


Chopin : Etudes Op. 10 & 25

Maurizio Pollini

Testament SBTLP 1473

Testament Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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This outstanding recording featuring Maurizio Pollini performing the complete Chopin Études is being offered for the first time by Testament. It was made by EMI at Abbey Road a few months after Pollini had won the Chopin Competition in Warsaw. Peter Andry, who produced the recording, later recalled Pollini's play-through of the first set as a spine-tingling experience. This was pianism of the very finest kind, he said. Rarely had I heard such perfection. He seemed to play these demanding works effortlessly. I remember the occasion even now as one of my greatest musical experiences. The recording reproduces with striking immediacy and clarity a performance that captures the 18-year-old pianist s sensitive and sympathetic emotional response to these works. This is a superb addition to Pollini s extensive recorded catalogue and shows this great artist at the very beginning of his professional career as a musician of the highest calibre.

Recorded in September 1960 by EMI at Abbey Road Studios.