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Beyond Perfection - The Pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli


Release Date: 09/25/2020 
Label:  C Major   Catalog #: 755208  
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsClaude Debussy
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli – even among fellow pianists this name almost evokes reverence, because it stands for the highest perfection, for a cult of beauty that perhaps no other master pianist has ever practiced. But it also stands for concert cancellations at short notice and artist’s neuroses, which the media spread with delight. “Beyond Perfection - Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli” is the result of a 30-year search for traces, which has not only led to interesting contemporary witnesses, but in particular has brought to light a wealth of new archive material: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli has never been seen and, above all, never heard like this before. Thus one can experience at first hand how the severely stricken maestro fights his Read more way back to his old perfection after a heart attack. This is the first comprehensive and multi-faceted portrait of the legendary pianist. “A whole lifetime only just suffices to learn to do something well.” (Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Variations (28) for Piano on a theme by Paganini, Op. 35 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862-1863; Austria 
2.
Images for Piano, Set 1: no 1, Reflets dans l'eau by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; France 

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