The Complete Warner Recordings / Michelangeli

Release Date: 7/10/2015
Catalog Number: 550576
Number of Discs: 14

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$49.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
If Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (1920-1995) remains an enigmatic figure, the elevated beauty and poetry of his playing – and its superhuman precision – are never in any doubt. This 14-CD collection, which includes three previously unreleased tracks and a wealth of rare photos, gathers recordings made between 1939 (the year of Michelangeli’s momentous victory at the Geneva Piano Competition) and 1975. The repertoire, spanning the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, encompasses works by all the composers who defined Michelangeli’s art: Bach/Busoni, Chopin, Beethoven, Schumann, Debussy and more.
Works on This Recording
1. Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 5th movement, Chaconne by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1720 ; Cöthen, Germany
2. Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 9/L 413 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1738 ;
3. Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 11/L 352 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Baroque
4. Sonata for Harpsichord in B flat major by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Classical
5. Sonata for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 2 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1794-1795 ; Vienna, Austria
6. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 68: no 2 in A minor, B 18 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1827 ; Poland
7. Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837 ; Paris, France
8. Waltzes (2) for Piano, Op. 69: no 1 in A flat major, B 95 "L'adieu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1835 ; Paris, France
9. 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
10. Lyric Pieces (7), Book 4, Op. 47: no 5, Melancholy by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1885-1888 ; Norway
11. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 9, Op. 68: no 5, Cradle song by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1898 ; Norway
12. Recuerdos de Viaje, Op. 71: no 9, Malagueña by Isaac Albeniz
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1887 ; Madrid, Spain
13. 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
14. Danzas (12) españolas for Piano, Op. 37: no 5, Andaluza by Enrique Granados
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892-1900 ; Spain
15. Canción y Danza no 1 by Antonio Ruiz-Pipó
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
16. Fantasque for Piano by AndréFrançois Marescotti
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1939 ; Switzerland
17. Concerto for Piano no 13 in C major, K 415 (387b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Conductor: Franco Caracciolo
Orchestra/Ensemble: Alessandro Scarlatti Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1782-1783 ; Vienna, Austria
18. Concerto for Piano no 15 in B flat major, K 450 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Conductor: Ettore Gracis
Period: Classical
Written: 1784 ; Vienna, Austria
19. Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Conductor: Franco Caracciolo
Orchestra/Ensemble: Naples Scarlatti Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
20. Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26 by Robert Schumann
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1839-1840 ; Germany
21. Carnaval, Op. 9 by Robert Schumann
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1833-1835 ; Germany
22. Images for Piano, Set 2: no 2, Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fût by Claude Debussy
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1907 ; France
23. 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
24. Images for Piano, Set 1: no 2, Hommage à Rameau by Claude Debussy
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1905 ; France
25. 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
26. Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1841 ; Paris, France
27. Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831-1835 ;
28. Cançons i dansas (14): no 6, Original by Federico Mompou
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1942 ; Spain
29. Waltz for Piano in E minor, B 56 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830 ; Poland
30. Concerto for Piano in G major by Maurice Ravel
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Conductor: Ettore Gracis
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1929-1931 ; France
31. Concerto for Piano no 4 in G minor, Op. 40 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Conductor: Ettore Gracis
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926/1941 ; USA
32. Concerto for Keyboard in D major, H 18 no 11 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Conductor: Edmond de Stoutz
Orchestra/Ensemble: Zurich Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: by 1784 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary
33. Concerto for Keyboard in G major, H 18 no 4 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Conductor: Edmond de Stoutz
Orchestra/Ensemble: Zurich Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: by 1781 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary
34. Album für die Jugend, Op. 68: no 37, Matrosenlied by Robert Schumann
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1848 ; Germany
35. Album für die Jugend, Op. 68: no 38, Winterszeit no 1 by Robert Schumann
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1848 ; Germany
36. Album für die Jugend, Op. 68: no 39, Winterszeit no 2 by Robert Schumann
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1848 ; Germany
37. Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54 by Robert Schumann
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1841-1845 ; Germany
38. Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16 by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868/1907 ; Norway
39. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43: no 5, Erotic by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886 ; Norway
40. Italian Concerto, BWV 971 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1735 ; Leipzig, Germany
41. Allegro by Pellegrino Tomeoni
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 18th Century ; Italy
42. Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 96/L 465 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 18th Century ;
43. Sonata for Harpsichord in B minor, K 27/L 449 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1738 ;
44. Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844 ; Paris, France
45. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 115/Op. 33: no 4 in B minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837-1838 ; Paris, France
46. Children's Corner by Claude Debussy
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1906-1908 ; France
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