Maurizio Pollini

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Chopin: Late Works CD review – intense focus on harmonic daring

Andrew Clements

26, Jan, 2017 @3:00 PM

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Maurizio Pollini review – glimpses of greatness amid the gloom
Schumann’s Fantasy lacked the usual magisterial control, but Chopin fared better and Schoenberg’s Six Little Pieces were the perfect tribute to Boulez

Andrew Clements

03, Mar, 2016 @3:41 PM

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Maurizio Pollini; The Rake’s Progress review – nuance, detail and fire
Maurizio Pollini delivers a masterclass, while a student Rake’s Progress captivates

Fiona Maddocks

22, Mar, 2015 @8:00 AM

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Maurizio Pollini – review
Occasionally the focus blurred, but the intellectual coherence of the pianist's Chopin and Debussy was never in doubt, writes Andrew Clements

Andrew Clements

19, Feb, 2014 @12:50 PM

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Happy birthday Maurizio Pollini!

The great Italian pianist is 70 today. We celebrate - and listen to - his legacy as pianist, musician, and advocate of contemporary music.

Tom Service

05, Jan, 2012 @8:47 AM

Chopin: Etudes Opp 10 and 25 – review
Pollini's performances of the Studies show a freshness of approach that surpasses his later renditions, writes Andrew Clements

Andrew Clements

20, Oct, 2011 @7:30 PM

Maurizio Pollini – review
Pollini's clarity – you might even say austerity – speaks volumes in Chopin, where where the pianist's refusal to emote exposes tremendous depths of feeling, writes Tim Ashley

Tim Ashley

29, Jun, 2011 @6:21 PM

Maurizio Pollini – review

Pollini finally played Stockhausen's piano pieces in London, and caught their finesse perfectly, writes Andrew Clements

Andrew Clements

26, May, 2011 @5:26 PM

Maurizio Pollini – review
Tackling Schubert's final three sonatas, Maurizio Pollini needed to take his foot off the metaphorical pedal, writes Martin Kettle

Martin Kettle

28, Feb, 2011 @10:30 PM

Maurizio Pollini – review
In this peerless performance, Pollini conceived each of Beethoven's last trilogy of sonatas as a single evolving musical organism, writes Andrew Clements

Andrew Clements

16, Feb, 2011 @6:18 PM

Maurizio Pollini – review
This was a curious start to Maurizio Pollini's series featuring most of the composers the pianist has played over the last 40 years, writes Andrew Clements

Andrew Clements

30, Jan, 2011 @6:15 PM

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Maurizio Pollini: a life in music

A life in music: Nicholas Wroe talks to Maurizio Pollini

Nicholas Wroe

01, Jan, 2011 @12:04 AM

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