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Schumann, Debussy / Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli


Release Date: 11/10/2009 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001347102   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Robert SchumannClaude Debussy
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Deutsche Grammophon is very excited to release two recordings of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli that have never been released before. Recorded by Deutsche Grammophon in Paris in 1984, this live performance of the Schumann Piano Concerto, with the Orchestre de Paris under Daniel Barenboim, was never approved by the maestro, a notorious perfectionist. 25 years after the recording, his widow, Madame Giuliana, has graciously granted permission.

In addition, DG was able to locate more unreleased Michelangeli tapes—this time of solo works recorded in Paris in 1982, apparently during a pause in the set-up for a televised recording of the Ravel Piano Concerto in G. It seems incredible, but Michelangeli simply played through four of the
Read more Debussy Images—which he had famously recorded for DG in 1971. These are single, live takes of “Reflets dans l’eau,” “Hommage à Rameau,” “Cloches à travers les feuilles” and “Poissons d’or”: poised, marvelously virtuosic performances.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841-1845; Germany 
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 
3.
Images for Piano, Set 1: no 2, Hommage à Rameau by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; France 
4.
Images for Piano, Set 2: no 1, Cloches à travers les feuilles by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; France 
5.
Images for Piano, Set 2: no 3, Poissons d'or by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; France 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54: 1. Allegro affettuoso
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54: 2. Intermezzo (Andantino grazioso)
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54: 3. Allegro vivace
Six Images: 1. Reflêts dans l'eau (Andantino molto)
Six Images: 2. Hommage à Rameau (Lent et grave)
Six Images: 4. Cloches à travers les feuilles (Lent)
Six Images: 6. Poissons d'or (Animé)

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