Maurizio Pollini - Chopin: Polonaises (1976) [Reissue 2003] MCH SACD ISO

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Maurizio Pollini - Chopin: Polonaises (1976) [Reissue 2003] MCH SACD ISO

Maurizio Pollini - Chopin: Polonaises (1976) [Reissue 2003]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 62:31 minutes | Scans (PDF) | 4,43 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel Surround Sound

Maurizio Pollini is an Italian pianist. He is known for performances of compositions by Chopin and Debussy, among others. Maurizio Pollini makes it virtually impossible to imagine Chopin's Polonaises played with greater clarity, force and resolution. Not for him the odd approximation or slip of the finger: everything is ruthlessly, indeed frighteningly, concentrated and of the essence.

Here is Pollini in all his early glory, in performances expertly transferred from 1976. Shorn of all virtuoso compromise or indulgence, the majestic force of his command is indissolubly integrated with the seriousness of his heroic impulse. Never have I been compelled into such awareness of the underlying malaise beneath the outward and nationalist defiance of the Polonaises. The tension and menace at the start of No. 2 are almost palpable, its storming and disconsolate continuation made a true mirror of Poland’s clouded history. The C minor Polonaise’s denouement, too, emerges with a chilling sense of finality, and Pollini’s way with the pounding audacity commencing at 3'00'' in the epic F sharp minor Polonaise is like some ruthless prophecy of every percussive, anti-lyrical gesture to come. At 7'59'' Chopin’s flame-throwing interjections are volcanic indeed, and if there is ample poetic delicacy and compensation (notably in the Polonaise-fantaisie, always among Chopin’s most profoundly speculative masterpieces), it is the more elemental side of his genius, his ‘canons’ rather than ‘flowers’ that are made to sear and haunt the memory.

Tracklist:

01. Polonaise No.1 cis-moll op.26: No.1
02. Polonaise No.2 es-moll op.26: No.2
03. Polonaise No.3 A-dur op.40: No.1
04. Polonaise No.4 c-moll op.40: No.2
05. Polonaise No.5 fis-moll op.44
06. Polonaise No.6 As-dur op.53
07. Polonaise No.7 As-dur op.61 "Polonaise-Fantaisie"

Produced by Rainer Brock. Engineered by Jurgen Bulgrin.
Recorded in November 1975 at Musikverein, Grosser Saal, Vienna.
New Multichannel & Stereo Mix by Andrew Wedman.

foobar2000 1.5.1 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1

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Analyzed: Maurizio Pollini / Chopin: Polonaises
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR15 -7.11 dB -30.02 dB 8:28 01-Polonaise in C sharp minor, op. 26 no. 1. Allegro appassionato
DR13 -7.21 dB -28.50 dB 8:42 02-Polonaise in E flat minor, op. 26 no. 2. Maestoso
DR14 -5.59 dB -26.23 dB 5:28 03-Polonaise in A major, op. 40 no. 1. Allegro con brio
DR15 -7.42 dB -29.85 dB 8:07 04-Polonaise in C minor, op. 40 no. 2. Allegro maestoso
DR14 -6.70 dB -28.10 dB 11:02 05-Polonaise in F sharp minor, op. 44. Tempo di Polacca - doppio movimento, tempo di Mazurka - Tempo I
DR14 -6.85 dB -26.68 dB 7:11 06-Polonaise in A flat major, op. 53. Maestoso
DR15 -6.98 dB -30.08 dB 13:33 07-Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat major, op. 61. Allegro maestoso
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Number of tracks: 7
Official DR value: DR14

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 176400 Hz
Channels: 6
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 16934 kbps
Codec: DST64
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Analyzed: Maurizio Pollini / Chopin: Polonaises
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR16 -6.10 dB -26.97 dB 8:28 01-Polonaise in C sharp minor, op. 26 no. 1. Allegro appassionato
DR14 -5.84 dB -25.26 dB 8:42 02-Polonaise in E flat minor, op. 26 no. 2. Maestoso
DR14 -5.36 dB -21.98 dB 5:28 03-Polonaise in A major, op. 40 no. 1. Allegro con brio
DR15 -5.65 dB -25.94 dB 8:07 04-Polonaise in C minor, op. 40 no. 2. Allegro maestoso
DR14 -5.54 dB -24.37 dB 11:02 05-Polonaise in F sharp minor, op. 44. Tempo di Polacca - doppio movimento, tempo di Mazurka - Tempo I
DR14 -5.26 dB -22.73 dB 7:11 06-Polonaise in A flat major, op. 53. Maestoso
DR15 -6.61 dB -26.91 dB 13:33 07-Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat major, op. 61. Allegro maestoso
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Number of tracks: 7
Official DR value: DR14

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 176400 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DST64


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