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New Release: “Chopin - Late Works”

Pianist Maurizio Pollini presents some of the later works by Frederic Chopin. These include Op. 59 through Op. 64, written between 1845 and 1849. Richard Morrison from The London Times states “Pollini’s approach is elegant rather than flamboyant but turbulence lurks beneath the surface . . . Without tearing apart the fabric, he is constantly underlining elements that destabilize: chromatic meandering, disruptive trills, the tension between lyricism and meter. Fascinating, and the virtuosity is still there.”

  1. Mazurka No. 2, Op. 59
  2. Nocturne No. 1, Op. 61
  3. Valse No. 1, Op. 64