The Art of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Part 2

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Wikipedia Commons)

This week on Reflections from the Keyboard, David Dubal continues his exploration of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli’s tireless search for perfection at the piano. A man of mystery, like Paganini and Liszt before him, the deeply introverted Benedetti played by his own rules, often disappearing from the public eye and cancelling concerts. But when he did play, his acute intellect and his sharp musical instincts kept his audiences rapt. He believed that being a pianist was not a profession, but a philosophy, and that it must be based in the spirit of sacrifice.

On this program, we hear Benedetti in music by Chopin, Brahms, Beethoven, and more. Tune in on Thursday at 8pm or Sunday at 10pm to explore and enjoy the profound artistry of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli.


Brahms: Ballade No. 2 in D Major
-- Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano

Schumann: Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Scherzino and Intermezzo
-- Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano

Chopin: Mazurka in A Minor
-- Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”), II. Adagio un poco moto
-- Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano

Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 16 in A Minor, IV. Rondo. Allegro Vivace
-- Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano
Chopin: Ballade in G Minor
-- Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano

Debussy: Prelude No. 8, La fille aux cheveaux de lin
-- Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano

Debussy: Reflets dans l’eau

-- Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano



Comments [1]

Lena Lampert from Brussels, Belgium

It is particularly intriguing to merge with great artist's giant romantic spectrum, where personalization and the world of imagination reaches its apogee. This hardly describable experience took place in the most magnetizing program of Prof. David Dubal which was part 2 dedicated to Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli.

Mar. 18 2017 08:05 AM

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