The Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini, captured in a 1968 portrait. He turns 70 years old today. Erich Auerbach/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Erich Auerbach/Getty Images Deceptive Cadence Happy Birthday, Mr. Pollini — And Mr. Brendel (And You, Mr. Michelangeli!) January 5, 2012 Celebrating three of the world's great pianists — who happen to share a January 5th birthday.