Earlier this year Maurizio Pollini, one of the greatest pianists of our time, celebrated his 80th birthday. Having made landmark recordings of Beethoven’s final five sonatas in the 1970s, he decided a few years ago to revisit the works and elicit their last secrets in new interpretations. Featuring the Sonata in A major Op. 101 and the “Hammerklavier” Sonata Op. 106, this album completes Pollini’s recent survey of the five works, which began with the successful 2020 release of Beethoven – The Last Three Sonatas.