The lasting and exclusive relationship between Maurizio Pollini and Deutsche Grammophon began in 1971, eleven years after the pianists victory in the 1960 International Chopin Competition in Warsaw at the age of eighteen. With the exception of the Chopin works he set down immediately thereafter, Pollini's entire recording career has been with DG.
During the course of this amazing collaboration, Pollini has produced an abundance of albums which continue to be viewed as benchmarks from Bach, Schumann and Schubert to Chopin and the modernists, to his beloved Beethoven sonatas and great concerto recordings with Abbado, Bohm and Thielemann.
In anticipation of his 75th birthday in 2017, this luxurious 55CD set presents Maurizio Pollini's complete recordings on Deutsche Grammophon with their original covers, including the first ever release of Prokofiev's Third Piano Concerto with the NHK Symphony Orchestra under Maxim Shostakovich (recorded in 1974).
Also included are three bonus DVDs: great concerto recordings with Bohm and Abbado as well as Bruno Monsaingeon's acclaimed documentary film De main de maitre (2015). The set comes complete with a 200-page booklet featuring new liner notes by longtime Pollini companion Paolo Petazzi, extensive text by Pollini's foremost producer for DG, Christopher Alder and numerous rare photographs.