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A pianist poised between technique and poetry

Maurizio Pollini (pictured in Carnegie Hall last year) will perform with the BSO next week. Maurizio Pollini (pictured in Carnegie Hall last year) will perform with the BSO next week. (Jennifer taylor for the new york times/file)
By David Weininger
Globe Correspondent / October 10, 2008

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How much of a musician's art is technique, and how much imagination? It's a question that has special significance when it comes to Maurizio Pollini, one of the sovereign pianists of his generation. An aura began to form around Pollini soon after he won the International Chopin Competition in 1960, when he was 18. One of the judges was Arthur ... (Full article: 754 words)

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