The great Italian pianist presents a first half of Chopin favourites, some of the most wonderful music ever written for the piano, featuring a wealth of beautiful melodies and breathtaking virtuosity.
In the second half he returns to Debussy with Book 2 of the Preludes. These descriptive miniatures conjure up a magical soundworld where mists, fireworks and moonlit terraces are all suggested by the composer’s atmospheric writing.
Maurizio Pollini, piano
Fryderyk Chopin: 2 Nocturnes, Op.27
Fryderyk Chopin: Ballade No.3 in A flat, Op.47
Fryderyk Chopin: Ballade No.4 in F minor, Op.52
Fryderyk Chopin: Berceuse in D flat, Op.57
Claude Debussy: Préludes, Book 2
Fryderyk Chopin: Scherzo No.1 in B minor, Op.20
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