Jorge Bolet

Biography

Born: November 15, 1914; Havana, Cuba   Died: October 16, 1990; Mountain View, CA  
Virtuoso pianist Jorge Bolet began his keyboard studies at the age of nine. His progress excited his local teachers and he received a scholarship at the age of 12 to study in the United States, at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. There his piano teacher was David Saperton. Beginning in 1932 he studied with Leopold Godowsky and Moritz Rosenthal, and, briefly, with Rudolf Serkin. He won the Naumburg Prize in 1937 and the Josef Hofmann Read more Award in 1938. He became Rudolf Serkin's teaching assistant at the Curtis Institute in 1939. In 1942 he joined the United States armed forces. After the end of the war he was a part of the U.S. cccupying forces in Japan. There, he conducted the first performance in that country of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado. He resumed his piano career after taking private lessons with Abram Chasins. Over a period of a few years he developed a reputation as a virtuoso player of astonishing power, able to play the most difficult works by Liszt with an impression of natural ease that left the feeling that there was no limit to his pianistic range. He became the head of the piano faculty at Curtis, and also was on the piano faculty of Indiana University at Bloomington. While in the United States he preferred the pronunciation "George" for his first name.

Until nearly the end of his life he maintained a major performing and recording career. His recordings were primarily for the Decca (London) company. He produced many estimable performances, notably those of the major piano works by Franz Liszt, as well as concertos and other works. As exciting as some of these recordings were, he was an artist whose full range of brilliance was not caught by the microphone. Read less

Biography

Born: November 15, 1914; Havana, Cuba   Died: October 16, 1990; Mountain View, CA  
Virtuoso pianist Jorge Bolet began his keyboard studies at the age of nine. His progress excited his local teachers and he received a scholarship at the age of 12 to study in the United States, at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. There his piano teacher was David Saperton. Beginning in 1932 he studied with Leopold Godowsky and Moritz Rosenthal, and, briefly, with Rudolf Serkin. He won the Naumburg Prize in 1937 and the Josef Hofmann Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Adagietto
Adagietto
Adagietto
Adagietto
Adagietto
Adagietto
Elegy For The Left Hand Alone
Elegy For The Left Hand Alone
Elegy For The Left Hand Alone
Elegy For The Left Hand Alone
Elegy For The Left Hand Alone
Elegy For The Left Hand Alone
Étude Op.1, No.2
Étude Op.1, No.2
Étude Op.1, No.2
Étude Op.1, No.2
Étude Op.1, No.2
Étude Op.1, No.2
In Autumn, Op.36, No.4
In Autumn, Op.36, No.4
In Autumn, Op.36, No.4
In Autumn, Op.36, No.4
In Autumn, Op.36, No.4
In Autumn, Op.36, No.4
La Jongleuse, Op.52, No.4
La Jongleuse, Op.52, No.4
La Jongleuse, Op.52, No.4
La Jongleuse, Op.52, No.4
La Jongleuse, Op.52, No.4
La Jongleuse, Op.52, No.4
Nocturne in F Sharp Major, Op.15, No.2
Nocturne in F Sharp Major, Op.15, No.2
Nocturne in F Sharp Major, Op.15, No.2
Nocturne in F Sharp Major, Op.15, No.2
Nocturne in F Sharp Major, Op.15, No.2
Nocturne in F Sharp Major, Op.15, No.2
Nocturne No.2 in E Flat, Op.9 No.2
Nocturne No.2 in E Flat, Op.9 No.2
Nocturne No.2 in E Flat, Op.9 No.2
Nocturne No.2 in E Flat, Op.9 No.2
Nocturne No.2 in E Flat, Op.9 No.2
Nocturne No.2 in E Flat, Op.9 No.2
Rondo capriccioso, Op.14
Rondo capriccioso, Op.14
Rondo capriccioso, Op.14
Rondo capriccioso, Op.14
Rondo capriccioso, Op.14
Rondo capriccioso, Op.14
Rosamunde, D.797
Rosamunde, D.797
Rosamunde, D.797
Rosamunde, D.797
Rosamunde, D.797
Rosamunde, D.797
Ständchen, Op.17, No.2
Ständchen, Op.17, No.2
Ständchen, Op.17, No.2
Ständchen, Op.17, No.2
Ständchen, Op.17, No.2
Ständchen, Op.17, No.2
Tango, Op.165, No.2
Tango, Op.165, No.2
Tango, Op.165, No.2
Tango, Op.165, No.2
Tango, Op.165, No.2
Tango, Op.165, No.2
Waltz No.14 in E Minor, Op.Posth.
Waltz No.14 in E Minor, Op.Posth.
Waltz No.14 in E Minor, Op.Posth.
Waltz No.14 in E Minor, Op.Posth.
Waltz No.14 in E Minor, Op.Posth.
Waltz No.14 in E Minor, Op.Posth.
Waltz No.6 in D Flat, Op.64 No.1- "Minute Waltz"
Waltz No.6 in D Flat, Op.64 No.1- "Minute Waltz"
Waltz No.6 in D Flat, Op.64 No.1- "Minute Waltz"
Waltz No.6 in D Flat, Op.64 No.1- "Minute Waltz"
Waltz No.6 in D Flat, Op.64 No.1- "Minute Waltz"
Waltz No.6 in D Flat, Op.64 No.1- "Minute Waltz"
1. Allegro
2. Andantino
3. Scherzo (Allegro vivace)
4. Rondo (Allegretto)
1. Allegro giusto
2. Andante
3. Allegro vivace
Prelude No. 1 in E Minor, MWV U116
Fugue No. 1 in E Minor, MWV U66
I. Allegro assai
II. Andante con moto -
III. Allegro ma non troppo - Presto
I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allegro con spirito
II. Andantino semplice - Prestissimo - Tempo I
III. Allegro con fuoco
Liszt: 3 Etudes de Concert, S.144 - No. 1 in A flat "Il lamento" (A capriccio - Allegro cantabile)
Liszt: 3 Etudes de Concert, S.144 - No. 2 in F minor "La leggierezza" (A capriccio - Quasi allegretto)
Liszt: 3 Etudes de Concert, S.144 - No. 3 in D flat "Un sospiro" (Allegro affettuoso)
Liszt: Consolation No.1, Andante con moto
Liszt: Consolation No.2, S.172 - Un poco piů mosso
Liszt: Consolation No.3, S.172 - Lento placido
Liszt: Consolation No.4, Quasi Adagio
Liszt: Consolation No.5, Andantino
Liszt: Consolation No.6, S.172 No.6, Allegretto sempre cantabile
Liszt: O lieb, so lang du lieben kannst, S.298
Liszt: O lieb, so lang du lieben kannst, S.298
Liszt: O lieb, so lang du lieben kannst, S.298
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30 - 1. Allegro ma non tanto
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30 - 2. Intermezzo (Adagio)
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30 - 3. Finale (Alla breve)
Schubert: Fantasy in C Major "Wanderer" - Arr. Liszt for Piano & Orchestra - 1. Allegro con fuoco
Schubert: Fantasy in C Major "Wanderer" - Arr. Liszt for Piano & Orchestra - 2. Adagio
Schubert: Fantasy in C Major "Wanderer" - Arr. Liszt for Piano & Orchestra - 3. Presto
Schubert: Fantasy in C Major "Wanderer" - Arr. Liszt for Piano & Orchestra - 4. Allegro
Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op.24 - Theme & Variations
Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op.24 - Fugue
Schumann: Fantasie in C, Op.17 - 1. Durchaus fantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen - Im Legenden-Ton
Schumann: Fantasie in C, Op.17 - 2. Mäßig. Durchaus energisch - Etwas langsamer - Vielbewegter
Schumann: Fantasie in C, Op.17 - 3. Langsam getragen. Durchweg leise zu halten - Etwas bewegter
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18 - 1. Moderato
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18 - 2. Adagio sostenuto
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18 - 3. Allegro scherzando
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor, Op.23 - 1. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allegro con spirito
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor, Op.23 - 2. Andantino semplice - Prestissimo - Tempo I
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor, Op.23 - 3. Allegro con fuoco
1. Allegro molto moderato
2. Adagio
3. Allegro moderato molto e marcato - Quasi presto - Andante maestoso
1. Allegro affettuoso
2. Intermezzo (Andantino grazioso)
3. Allegro vivace
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11 - 1. Allegro maestoso
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11 - 2. Romance (Larghetto)
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11 - 3. Rondo (Vivace)
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21 - 1. Maestoso
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21 - 2. Larghetto
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21 - 3. Allegro vivace
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11 - 1. Allegro maestoso
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11 - 2. Romance (Larghetto)
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11 - 3. Rondo (Vivace)
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21 - 1. Maestoso
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21 - 2. Larghetto
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21 - 3. Allegro vivace
Liszt: Liebestraum No.3
Liszt: Liebestraum No.3 in A flat, S.541 No.3


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