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Maurizio Pollini. Still one of the greatest pianists alive / The Independent

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There's never a spare seat at pianist Maurizio Pollini's London recitals, but in recent years they have all followed the same pattern. He comes on looking as though he would rather be anywhere than where he is, rushing into his first piece and making a hash of it, then gradually settling down and beginning to play with increasing conviction until by the encores he's playing like a god. 

This time was different. Skipping the usual opening nerves, he launched into Schumann's Arabeske in C major Opus 18 with such delicately nuanced persuasiveness that one willingly joined him in this charming exploration of colour, texture, and mood.

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