Monday 1 March 2010

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Maurizio Pollini, piano

Chopin Birthday Concert 2

Fryderyk Chopin: 24 Preludes, Op.28
Interval
Fryderyk Chopin: Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23
Fryderyk Chopin: 2 Nocturnes, Op.27
Fryderyk Chopin: Etude in A flat, Op.25 No.1
Fryderyk Chopin: Etude in F minor, Op.25 No.2
Fryderyk Chopin: Etude in F, Op.25 No.3
Fryderyk Chopin: Etude in A minor, Op.25 No.4
Fryderyk Chopin: Etude in C sharp minor, Op.25 No.7
Fryderyk Chopin: Etude in B minor, Op.25 No.10
Fryderyk Chopin: Etude in A minor, Op.25 No.11
Fryderyk Chopin: Etude in C minor, Op.25 No.12

Maurizio Pollini is undoubtedly one of the greatest pianists alive today. This season marks the 50th anniversary of his first prize at the renowned Chopin Competition in 1960, and since that time he has been strongly associated with the composer's music. Pollini's most recent Chopin disc for DG drew universal accolades, praising his 'sublime technical mastery and exquisite poetic subtlety' (BBC Music Magazine). Along with Krystian Zimerman's recital, this second special Chopin birthday concert promises to be a highlight of the season.

Level 5 Function Room at 6.15pm - Pre-concert talk by Lady Rose Cholmondeley, President of The Chopin Society. Chopin's visit to Britain. With readings from Chopin's letters. Admission free.

Young Persons' Platform tickets for just £7 are available for those aged between 15 and 25. Please note, these are only available by phoning the Ticket Office on 0844 875 0073.

Related Links
Edition Peters Chopin Anniversary 2010