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listen  1. Piano Concerto No.1 In C Major, Op.15 - 1. Allegro Con Brio - Cadenza: Ludwig Van BeethovenBerliner Philharmoniker17:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Piano Concerto No.1 In C Major, Op.15 - 2. LargoBerliner Philharmoniker11:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Piano Concerto No.1 In C Major, Op.15 - 3. Rondo (Allegro Scherzando)Berliner Philharmoniker 8:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Piano Concerto No.2 In B Flat Major, Op.19 - 1. Allegro Con Brio - Cadenza: Ludwig Van BeethovenBerliner Philharmoniker13:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Piano Concerto No.2 In B Flat Major, Op.19 - 2. AdagioBerliner Philharmoniker 8:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Piano Concerto No.2 In B Flat Major, Op.19 - 3. Rondo (Molto Allegro)Berliner Philharmoniker 6:31$0.99  Buy MP3 


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listen  1. Piano Concerto No.3 In C Minor, Op.37 - 1. Allegro Con Brio - Cadenza: BeethovenBerliner Philharmoniker16:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Piano Concerto No.3 In C Minor, Op.37 - 2. LargoBerliner Philharmoniker10:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Piano Concerto No.3 In C Minor, Op.37 - 3. Rondo (Allegro)Berliner Philharmoniker 9:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Piano Concerto No.4 In G, Op.58 - 1. Allegro Moderato - Cadenza: Ludwig Van BeethovenBerliner Philharmoniker17:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Piano Concerto No.4 In G, Op.58 - 2. Andante Con MotoBerliner Philharmoniker 5:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Piano Concerto No.4 In G, Op.58 - 3. Rondo. Vivace - Cadenza: Ludwig Van BeethovenBerliner Philharmoniker10:00$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 3:

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listen  1. Piano Concerto No.5 In E Flat Major Op.73 - ''Emperor'' - 1. AllegroBerliner Philharmoniker20:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Piano Concerto No.5 In E Flat Major Op.73 - ''Emperor'' - 2. Adagio Un Poco MossoBerliner Philharmoniker 7:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Piano Concerto No.5 In E Flat Major Op.73 - ''Emperor'' - 3. Rondo (Allegro)Berliner Philharmoniker10:35$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Perhaps more of an advocate for contemporary music than any other major pianist essentially rooted in traditional repertory, Maurizio Pollini was born in Milan, Italy. He learned quickly and was given piano lessons from Carlo Lonati from an early age, making his public debut at the age of nine. Enrolling in the Milan Conservatory, he studied with Carlo Vidusso. In 1957 he performed a recital ... Read more in Amazon's Maurizio Pollini Store

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  • Performer: Maurizio Pollini
  • Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Composer: L.V. Beethoven
  • Audio CD (February 14, 1995)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • ASIN: B000001GLK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #154,145 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Pierre-Louis on April 11, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I totally agree with Antonio Perci for his commentary about the fourth concerto. Having listened to Pollini and Abbado, I tried Arrau who used to be my favorite, then Zimerman and Kempf. As often it happens to me with Pollini, when I go back to my ancient favorites I realize how difficult it is to rival his art made of precision, balance, clarity, fidelity to the scores.
Really, you should listen to the fourth and the magic of the first movement. I have one regret. The second movement of the fifth, although quite impressive when compared with other interpretations, does not match the standards that Pollini himself established in 1979 with Bohm. But Pollini does make up for the fourth.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Johnathan Flanders on October 22, 2005
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This is how the Beethoven concertos should be played - with majesty and grandeur. After buying this Pollini recording, I find other recordings lacking in these aspects. If you are going to buy one recording of the concertos, this should be it. The live aspect, I think, is not really noticeable. Maybe one or two audience coughs but that is to be expected. These interpretations of Pollini are too good to turn down based on the fact that it's a live recording. This set includes the DEFINITIVE recording of the 4th Concerto. I challenge anyone to find a better performance. Pollini knows Beethoven, trust me. I've listened to over 20 different interpretations and in my opinion Pollini's performances here come the closest to the composer's intentions. The Berlin Philharmonic does an excellent job with the accompaninent as well. Not to be missed!
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26 of 33 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 8, 2000
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As a pianist, I have played one of the Beethoven Piano Concertos and have heard all of them performed many times. This recording is one of the best I have heard. I particularly recommend Pollini's interpretation of the Emperor Concerto (No. 5) -- he plays with majestic abandon, and the effect is inspiring.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Maestro Italiano on March 30, 2006
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This recording is A MUST for all Beethoven concerti lovers. You have tha Italian musicality of two performers (Pollini/Abbado) with the perfect sound of a German (THE German) orchestra.

These 5 concerti were recorded live in Germany. At times you hear the pianist singing along with his phrasing. The recording is nearly perfect, thanks to the 4D technology used by Deutsche Grammophon during live performances.

The concerti are a wonderful example of what Beethoven could create: a "classical" man with a "romantic" heart.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Antonio Percci on July 20, 2000
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This set is one of the best examples of Beethoven's music. With a great sound by th BPO, a good conduction from Abbado (the best complement of Pollini) with a glorious playing of Maurizio Pollini. Hear him in the three moods of the 4th concerto, or the spirit in "emperor" and the misterius touch in the 3th. With profundity and plenitude these artist joined the best of them and give us an excellent recording. One but: Why them don't record th choral fantasy?. Listen them. The best: 4th concerto. Listen it
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tom Brody VINE VOICE on November 4, 2014
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This compares the recording by Maurizio Pollini with the Berliner Philharmoniker, directed by Claudio Abbado, with the recording by Rudolf Serkin with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, directed Seiji Ozawa. Both recordings are excellent, in terms of artistry and in terms of sound engineering. But this much, one might expect, in view of the fact that both pianists are legends.

I have always preferred Mr. Pollini's recordings, because in his recordings, the piano usually has a greater treble emphasis, and the speed is somewhat faster, than in recordings by other artists. I was pleased that the speed of Mr. Pollini's present recording is on the fast side, as compared to Mr. Serkin's recording. In comparing the timings that are on the booklet, each of the longer movements was about 60 seconds shorter, while each of the shorter movements, was about 30 seconds shorter, than the corresponding movements performed by Mr. Serkin. However, I do not consider this difference to be of much consequence. It is certainly not a "game changer."

What I found disappointing in the Pollini recording, is that at the end of each piano concerto, the recording includes about ten seconds of applause. To my mind, this disrupts the mood. The score does NOT require any applause, or any similar sound that takes the form of "white noise," occurring at the end of each concerto. I find the applause, which is basically identical to what is known as "white noise," and which is quite similar to the sounds of ocean waves or freeway traffic, to be annoying.

I did side-by-side comparisons of parts of the third and fifth piano concertos. In listening to the fifth, it was apparent that the Pollini recording had a brighter sound than Serkin recording.
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By Bernard Michael O'Hanlon on December 18, 2014
Format: Audio CD
Bernard: "Secret Agent 86 - thanks for your time. I know you've been busy."

Max: "That's quite alright, Chief - I mean Bernard. I hope I wasn't out of line with that crack about your `hair-supplement matt'! Now, we must use the Cone of Silence if we are to continue this conversation!"

B: "Max, the Cone of Silence never works. You know it too!"

M: "Still we must use it."

[The Cone of Silence lowers over us.]

B: "Can you hear me?"

M: "What?"

I lost patience and retracted that dreadful device.

B: "Max, stop this tomfoolery at once! I need your help! It's the end of the year. I'm out of gas. The Devil - the true boss of KAOS - is making me review yet another lame-arse effort by Abbado in Beethoven - you know, his bloodless cycle of the Piano Concertos with an out-of-sorts Pollini and a toothless Berlin Philharmonic. It's only 1994 and the Klang is extinct! Nor do I have the stamina to pay any sort of attention to those first two concertos - the most over-recorded works in the repertoire."

M: "Oh, yes, the old Maestro Abbado all purpose anti-personnel pocket pistol under the toupee trick. I've already fallen for it three times this month!"

He lost me at that point. Before I could regain my composure, Max spoke up again:

M: "By the way, I'm a big music lover. Would you believe that I once listened to three weeks of Messiaen? Would you believe it? Three weeks!"

B: "I find that quite hard to believe."

M: "Would you believe . . . two weeks of CPE Bach?"

B: I don't think so."

M: "Would you believe . . . Pachelbel's Canon on a harmonica?"

B: "Enough of this! FFS - what are your thoughts regarding Abbado & Pollini? Put me out of misery!
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