O conceituado pianista de origem italiana Maurizio Pollini fez hoje, 5 Janeiro, 70 anos.
The Guardian | Culture escreveu:
"There aren't many pianists whose CV runs from left-wing political activism to winning one of the worlds' most prestigious competitions, from commissioning and championing the rawest bleeding edges of contemporary music to building a reputation as one of the classics' and romantics' most coruscating interpreters. Yet Pollini has done all that, and more. He also, incidentally, has an no-holds-barred addiction to coffee and cigarettes which once landed him, the BBC, and me in a spot of bother: interviewing him at one of London's poshest hotels, he flagrantly defied the warnings not to smoke in the rooms, risking landing himself on the streets and the production team with a hefty fine. Maurizio didn't care and chain-smoked and espresso-ed his way through the interview." Ler mais aqui
Foto: Jennifer Taylor | The New York Times
É um dos meus intérpretes favoritos! Desde os discos de vinil aos actuais CDs tenho muita da sua obra publicada.
Uma das interpretações de Pollini que mais aprecio: Brahms, concerto para piano e orquestra nº 2. Como maestro, Claudio Abbado, um outro grande nome da música que muito aprecio também.
Poderá ler ainda "Maurizio Pollini: a life in music" aqui
"It doesn't matter if you play these pieces all the time, or go for years without playing them at all, which often happens to me. They are always there in your mind."
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