The Art of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Part 1

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Thursday, March 09, 2017

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Wikipedia Commons)

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (1920-1995) was one of the supreme pianists of the 20th century, and yet he remains a great mystery. As an artist, he strove for perfection in every performance and recording, and he often cancelled his engagements at the last moment. Eccentric and deeply curious, Michelangeli sought out unknown and neglected music to play, turning his polished pianistic craft to every note.

In 2016, Deutsche Grammophon released a 10-CD set including all of Michelangeli’s recordings on the Yellow Label. On this program, we hear his interpretations of works by Mozart, Debussy, Chopin and more. Over the next four weeks, host David Dubal will explore the genius and artistry of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli. Tune in on Thursday at 8pm or Sunday at 10pm for Reflections from the Keyboard.

Claude Debussy: Poissons d’or from Images
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano
Deutsche Grammophon

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 15 in B-flat Major, III. Allegro
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano; Cord Garben, conductor; North German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Deutsche Grammophon

Frédéric Chopin: Prelude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 45
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano
Deutsche Grammophon

Robert Schumann: Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26, V. Höscht lebhaft
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano
Deutsche Grammophon

Frédéric Chopin: Mazurka in G-sharp Minor, Op. 22, No. 1
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano
Deutsche Grammophon

Claude Debussy: Ce qu’a vu le vent d’Ouest
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano
Deutsche Grammophon

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concert No. 3 in C Minor, III. Rondo. Allegro
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano; Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor; Wiener Symphoniker
Deutsche Grammophon

Domenico Scarlatti: Piano Sonata in A Major, K. 322
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano

Comments [5]

Lena Lampert from Hello from Brussels!

It was way beyond the boarder of just magically captivating program.
We all profoundly glad there is a continuation!
One could find a harmony between components of history, superb performing artistry and this uniquely crafted esthetics's which is always intertwined with Prof. Dubal's poetry of presentation.

Mar. 12 2017 07:49 PM
Rebecca from nyc

Wonderful program! Can't wait the remaining series.

Mar. 10 2017 08:31 AM
Meredith from nyc

Loved the concerto 3, and especially the Scarlatti---just wonderful. Thanks.

Mar. 09 2017 09:06 PM
Bonnie Large from Red Bank, New Jersey

Wonderful program this evening!

Thank you!

Mar. 09 2017 09:04 PM
Lloyd Ferguson from Belize

hi from Belize very relaxing my family is falling asleep

Mar. 09 2017 08:24 PM

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