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DG has marked the 60th birthday of pianist Maurizio Pollini with this remastered, 13-disc set of some of his greatest ventures into the recording studio or onto the world's concert stages.
Beginning with the Chopin that thrust him onto the world stage more than 40 years ago to the works of Boulez and Nono, this set underscores the importance of Pollini in the musical pantheon. An added imprimatur is the fact that the master himself selected the recordings and performances to be included in the retrospective. Have there been showier musicians who've taken to the stage? Yes, but none is more refined, more content to let the composer and his music flow through the performer than Pollini is. That's not to say that he's got ice in his veins and no soul -- far from it. It's just that Pollini is happy to be the medium through which Schumann or Chopin speaks to audiences of today.
Needless to say, as with virtually all DG discs, the sound and recording are impeccable.