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Bach, Mozart, Scarlatti, Schubert: Piano Works / Lipatti


Release Date: 05/04/1999 
Label:  Emi Great Recordings Of The Century Catalog #: 67003   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachDomenico ScarlattiWolfgang Amadeus MozartFranz Schubert
Performer:  Dinu Lipatti
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"All that glitters is not gold; but all that is gold, glitters. If I were forced to sum up Dinu Lipatti’s life and achievements in one sentence, that would be it. He was the first post-modern pianist, the link between Schnabel, Rubinstein, and Cortot on the one hand and Gulda, Pollini, McDermott, and O’Conor on the other. His style combined old-world elegance and terraced dynamics with a new-world approach to structure and balance. He was the bridge that most modern pianists, even Glenn Gould, crossed to get from point A to point B. Only five years older than Noel Mewton-Wood and William Kapell, he was considered a more finished artist than either, a pianist who immersed himself so deeply in the music that his spirit came out the other Read more side of the keyboard; yet he smoldered with a cooler intensity, a blue or orange flame rather than red...Lipatti was a special case. Nothing he did was ordinary, not ever, and none of it was predictable. He was in his own way what Jelly Roll Morton called jazz: “The sound of surprise.”

FANFARE: Lynn René Bayley
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Works on This Recording

1.
Orgelbüchlein: Nun komm'der Heiden Heiland, BWV 599 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Dinu Lipatti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1713-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1950 
Venue:  Studio no 2, Radio Geneva, Switzerland 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Ferruccio Busoni 
2.
Orgelbüchlein: Ich ruf'zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Dinu Lipatti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1713-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1950 
Venue:  Studio no 2, Radio Geneva, Switzerland 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Ferruccio Busoni 
3.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Dinu Lipatti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1950 
Venue:  Studio no 2, Radio Geneva, Switzerland 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Myra Hess 
4.
Sonata for Harpsichord in E major, K 380/L 23 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Dinu Lipatti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Date of Recording: 09/27/1947 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 3, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
5.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 9/L 413 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Dinu Lipatti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
Date of Recording: 02/20/1947 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 3, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
6.
Sonata for Piano no 8 in A minor, K 310 (300d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Dinu Lipatti (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 07/1950 
Venue:  Studio no 2, Radio Geneva, Switzerland 
Length: 13 Minutes 36 Secs. 
7.
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90: no 3 in G flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Dinu Lipatti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/16/1950 
Venue:  Parliament Hall, Besançon, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
8.
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90: no 2 in E flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Dinu Lipatti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/16/1950 
Venue:  Parliament Hall, Besançon, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
9.
Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Dinu Lipatti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1950 
Venue:  Studio no 2, Radio Geneva, Switzerland 
Length: 17 Minutes 18 Secs. 
10.
Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in E flat major, BWV 1031 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Dinu Lipatti (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1734; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1950 
Venue:  Studio no 2, Radio Geneva, Switzerland 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Wilhelm Kempff 

Sound Samples

Partita No. 1 in B flat BWV 825 (1999 Digital Remaster): Prelude
Partita No. 1 in B flat BWV 825 (1999 Digital Remaster): Allemande
Partita No. 1 in B flat BWV 825 (1999 Digital Remaster): Courante
Partita No. 1 in B flat BWV 825 (1999 Digital Remaster): Sarabande
Partita No. 1 in B flat BWV 825 (1999 Digital Remaster): Menuets I & II
Partita No. 1 in B flat BWV 825 (1999 Digital Remaster): Gigue
Chorale Prelude: Nun kom', der Heiden Heiland, BWV. 599 (Arr. Busoni) (1999 Digital Remaster)
Chorale prelude "Ich Ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ" BWV. 639 (arr. Bussoni) (1999 Digital Remaster)
Chorale "Jesu Bleibet meine Freude" (from Cantata 147, BWV 147) (arr. Hess) (1999 Digital Remaster)
Sonata No. 2 for Flute and Keyboard, BWV 1031: Second movement: Siciliana (arr. Kempff) (1999 Digital Remaster)
Sonata in E major Kk 380/L 23 (1999 Digital Remaster)
Sonata in D minor Kk 9/L 413, "Pastorale" (1999 Digital Remaster)
Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor K310/K300d (1999 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro maestoso
Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor K310/K300d (1999 Digital Remaster): II. Andante cantabile con espressione
Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor K310/K300d (1999 Digital Remaster): III. Presto
Impromptus D.899 : N°2 En Mi Bémol Majeur (Remasterisé En 1999)
Impromptu In G Flat Major/en Sol Bémol Majeur/Ges-Dur D.899 N°3 (Remasterisé En 1999)

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 One of the greatest ever. October 20, 2013 By Dr. Mitchell Gurk (Spencer, MA) See All My Reviews "Lipati is a previously unknown (to me) genius, who in this collection presents definitive performance of surpassing clarity and deftness. Compared Mozart Son. 8 with Uchida's from her set. The contemporary expert gives us virtuoso fireworks, seems to hurry thru it. Lipatti opens all the inner voices, giving us a full sense of the composer's heart and mind. With Mozart, intellect always serves passion. Same is true of the Bach pieces. Scarlatti is played with complete joy, deconstructed as it is pulled together. Same for the Schubert. In all, must find more of this artist." Report Abuse
 Keyboard Feast May 14, 2013 By Mark Fitzgerald (Pittsburgh, PA) See All My Reviews "I sometimes really enjoy CD's, such as this one, which contain and nuance the works of multiple composers. This is no exception. The entire CD is actually very relaxing, and pleasing to the mind in a pure way, like baroque music itself. I think the Bach pieces are very well rendered (these start the progression) and the others: Scarlatti, Mozart, and Schubert follow logically and heighten the artistic ambiance. The simplicity of the chosen works is something I further appreciate, and the Mozart sonata seems to me the most complex one here. The recording itself is of good quality, and the piano's sound is un-compromised. I think this is a good CD for anyone who likes Baroque and Classical music, even to understand the early evolution from one to the other (and beyond)." Report Abuse
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