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MICHELANGELI, Arturo Benedetti: Early Recordings, Vol. 1 (1939-1948)

Michelangeli’s first recordings were made for HMV in Milan in 1939, following his win at the Geneva International Piano Competition. In Granados’s Andaluza Michelangeli uses a soulful singing tone to great advantage, while his phenomenal virtuoso technique can be heard in Marescotti’s Fantasque, one of the test pieces for the Geneva Competition. These and the 1948 recordings of Bach, Galuppi and Brahms demonstrate that as a young man Michelangeli was already a consummate artist. As a critic wrote about the recording of the Brahms Paganini Variations: ‘What a pianist! Technically, the playing is astonishing: interpretatively, here is a very great musician…. altogether this is the most exciting piano performance and recording I have heard for many a long day.’


Bach, Johann Sebastian

  Concerto in the Italian Style, BWV 971, "Italian Concerto"
1.   Play with flash player I. Allegro 00:03:48
2.   Play with flash player II. Andante 00:04:38
3.   Play with flash player III. Presto 00:03:27

Bach, Johann Sebastian
Busoni, Ferruccio, arranger(s)

  Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: V. Ciaccona (Chaconne) (arr. F. Busoni for piano)
4.   Play with flash player Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: V. Ciaccona (Chaconne) (arr. F. Busoni for piano) 00:13:40

Tomeoni, Pellegrino

  Allegro in G Major
5.   Play with flash player Allegro in G Major 00:02:45

Galuppi, Baldassare

  Presto in B-Flat Major
6.   Play with flash player Presto in B - Flat Major 00:04:13

Scarlatti, Domenico

  Keyboard Sonata in D Major, K.96/L.465/P.210
7.   Play with flash player Keyboard Sonata in D Major, K.96/L.465/P.210 00:05:09
  Keyboard Sonata in B Minor, K.27/L.449/P.83
8.   Play with flash player Keyboard Sonata in B Minor, K.27/L.449/P.83 00:02:49
  Keyboard Sonata in C Minor, K.11/L.352/P.67
9.   Play with flash player Keyboard Sonata in C Minor, K.11/L.352/P.67 00:03:05
  Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, K.9/L.413/P.65
10.   Play with flash player Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, K.9/L.413/P.65 00:03:20

Brahms, Johannes

  28 Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 35: Book 1 (excerpts)
11.   Play with flash player Theme 00:00:31
12.   Play with flash player Variation I 00:00:25
13.   Play with flash player Variation II 00:00:28
14.   Play with flash player Variation III 00:00:29
15.   Play with flash player Variation IV 00:00:48
16.   Play with flash player Variation V 00:00:40
17.   Play with flash player Variation VI 00:00:25
18.   Play with flash player Variation VII 00:00:24
19.   Play with flash player Variation VIII 00:00:28
20.   Play with flash player Variation X 00:01:17
21.   Play with flash player Variation XI 00:01:08
22.   Play with flash player Variation XII 00:00:53
23.   Play with flash player Variation I 00:00:42
24.   Play with flash player Variation II 00:00:25
25.   Play with flash player Variation V 00:00:21
26.   Play with flash player Variation VI 00:00:20
27.   Play with flash player Variation VII 00:00:20
28.   Play with flash player Variation VIII 00:00:27
29.   Play with flash player Variation X 00:00:41
30.   Play with flash player Variation XI 00:00:31
31.   Play with flash player Variation XII 00:01:08
32.   Play with flash player Variation XIII 00:00:44
33.   Play with flash player Variation III 00:00:32
34.   Play with flash player Variation IV 00:01:11
35.   Play with flash player Variation XIII 00:00:34
36.   Play with flash player Variation XIV 00:00:40

Granados, Enrique

  12 Danzas españolas (Spanish Dances), Op. 37: No. 5. Andaluza (Playera)
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Marescotti, Andre-Francois

  Fantasque
38.   Play with flash player Fantasque 00:04:21

Albéniz, Isaac

  Recuerdos de viaje, Op. 71: No. 8. Rumores de la Caleta, Malagueña
39.   Play with flash player Recuerdos de viaje, Op. 71: No. 8. Rumores de la Caleta, Malagueña 00:03:53

Mompou, Federico

  Canco i dansa No. 1
40.   Play with flash player Canco i dansa No. 1 00:03:00

Total Playing Time: 01:19:42






Composer(s):
Albéniz, Isaac; Bach, Johann Sebastian; Brahms, Johannes; Galuppi, Baldassare; Granados, Enrique; Marescotti, Andre-Francois; Mompou, Federico; Scarlatti, Domenico; Tomeoni, Pellegrino

Arranger(s):
Busoni, Ferruccio

Artist(s):
Michelangeli, Arturo Benedetti

Label: Naxos Historical

Series: Great Pianists

Genre: Instrumental

Period: 20th Century; Baroque; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111351

Barcode: 0747313335121

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Release Date: 11/2008

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