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Chopin: Nocturnes

Maurizio Pollini

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He is human, so breathing is actually kind of necessary

Come on people; do not write a review if you are totally ignorant on the subject. Breathing for a pianist is as important as it is for say a marathon runner. Pianist time and control their breathing, it is part of being a virtuoso. You can hear breathing on at least 90% of classical solo piano albums if you listen, you can hear them breath just the same in a recital, and if you sit close enough you'll hear them at the symphony. Pollini is known to grunt, much like Glenn Gould was. While some people choose to ignore his grunting, some deal with it because he is such an amazing virtuoso, and others find charm in it. If you want to complain at least complain about something that virtuosos are not supposed to do, like his grunting. Don't complain about hearing a virtuoso pianist play like a virtuoso pianist. Pollini is one of the great virtuosos alive today, and he plays these Nocturnes magnificently. Do not let the ignorant deter you from listening to one of the great interpretations of Chopin's Nocturnes.

The Creepy Breathing

The Creepy Breathing as someone called it is simply a musician involving himself totally in the music. I think its beautiful. If you don't like human interaction with music then listen to techno. Anyone ever listen to the 1980 recording of Yo-Yo Ma doing Bach's 6 Piano Concertos? He does alot of "creepy breathing" there too. If you pay close attention to the breathing you can totally feel the music as the musician feels it. Sorry dude, but humans have to breathe.

Grammy Winner

Mr. Pollini won a grammy for this album, which beats everything good I could say about it. Embarce, and enjoy!

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Chopin: Nocturnes, Maurizio Pollini
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  • $19.99
  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: Sep 26, 2005

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