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Nikita Magaloff, Pianist & Teacher - A Film By Therry Benizeau

Release Date: 07/12/2011 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 9909040  
Composer:  Frédéric ChopinFranz SchubertRobert SchumannIgor Stravinsky
Performer:  Nikita Magaloff
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 0 Hours 54 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In this programme organised like a filmed notebook, the pianist, in the intimate surroundings of his home, modestly recounts episodes from his life, and gives three lessons for the camera. Thus we see him curbing the virtuoso excesses of a Japanese girl student and tactfully correcting one of his pupils at the Geneva Conservatoire (where he succeeded Dinu Lipatti in 1949), reminding her that the pedal must be used with moderation, the tempo flexible, the rubato controlled, and the phrasing analysed precisely. All this is communicated with charm, simplicity, and above all the tact of an experienced artist who has thought long and hard and has played almost everything. A man with an open mind: the twentieth century has no secrets for him. Read more Close to Stravinsky, Bartók, and Prokofiev, interested in Boulez and Stockhausen. Whatever the period or style, his interpretation always combines rigour and refinement.

A movie proposed by François Manceaux & Olivier Bernager.
Directed by Thierry Bénizeau.

Patricia Pagny - Piano
Nikita Magaloff - Piano
Hiroko Sakagami - Piano
Philippe Cassard - Piano

1 DVD - 54 minutes
NTSC, Format 4/3
All zones
English + German subtitles
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Works on This Recording

Ballade for Piano no 2 in F major/a minor, B 102/Op. 38 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Nikita Magaloff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Vom Mitleiden Mariä, D 632 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Nikita Magaloff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1818; Vienna, Austria 
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90: Excerpt(s) by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Nikita Magaloff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Phantasiestücke (8) for Piano, Op. 12: no 7, Traumes Wirren by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Nikita Magaloff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1832; Germany 
Tango by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Nikita Magaloff (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USA 
Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Nikita Magaloff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France 

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