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    Question Pollini's Beethoven sonata cycle....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
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    I have his late sonatas with are stunningly played. Perhaps that standard didn't quite keep up throughout his cycle

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    I have try a lot of Pollini CD, really I was always disappointed (Schubert, Brahms, Beethoven included sonatas ...)
    Of course, it is a great pianist, but his playing does not appeal to me.
    There is for me only one exception of what I know:
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    The other sonatas of his cycle are really not of my taste.
    His technique is exceptional but I feel no emotion and find the interpretation as "cold"

    This is only my humble opinion
    Last edited by Over the Rainbow; Oct-26-2018 at 17:50.

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