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Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 9/L 413
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in C minor, K 11/L 352
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 2 no 3
>Brahms, Johannes : Variations (28) for Piano on a theme by Paganini, Op. 35
>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (7), Book 4, Op. 47
>Grieg, Edvard : Bådnlåt (At the Cradle), lyric piece for piano, Op. 68/5
>Mompou, Federico : Cançons i dansas no 1, for piano ("La Filla del carmesí - Danse de Castellterçol")
>Albéniz, Isaac [Composer] : Recuerdos de viaje, pieces (7) for piano, Op. 71, B. 18
>Granados, Enrique : Danse espagnole, Op. 37/5
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 13 in C major, K 415 (387b)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 15 in B flat major, K 450
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Concerto for Keyboard in D major, H 18 no 11
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Concerto for Keyboard in G major, H 18 no 4
>Schumann, Robert : Carnaval, Op. 9
>Ravel, Maurice : Concerto for Piano in G major
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Concerto for Piano no 4 in G minor, Op. 40
>Schumann, Robert : Album für die Jugend (Album for the Young) for piano, Op. 68
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 47 in A minor, Op. 68/2, CT. 97
>Chopin, Frédéric : Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 9 in A flat major ("L'adieu") Op. 69/1, CT. 215
>Debussy, Claude : Images for Piano, Set 1
Performer Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (1920–1995) was regarded as one of the most commanding and individual piano virtuosi of the 20th century. This 4-CD set brings together many of Michelangeli's EMI recordings in a wonderful and wide range of works, including his seminal takes on Schumann, Ravel, Rachmaninov, and more!



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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 :: Chaconne
  • Performers: Arturo Michelangeli (Piano); Arturo Michelangeli (Piano)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 9/L 413
  • Performers: Arturo Michelangeli (Piano); Arturo Michelangeli (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738-1739

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in C minor, K 11/L 352
  • Performers: Arturo Michelangeli (Piano); Arturo Michelangeli (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738-1739

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 2 no 3
  • Performers: Arturo Michelangeli (Piano); Arturo Michelangeli (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1794-95.
  • Running Time: 21 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1794-1795

>Brahms, Johannes : Variations (28) for Piano on a theme by Paganini, Op. 35 :: Theme
  • Performers: Arturo Michelangeli (Piano); Arturo Michelangeli (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1862-1863

>Brahms, Johannes : Variations (28) for Piano on a theme by Paganini, Op. 35 :: Book 1. Variations 1-8
  • Performers: Arturo Michelangeli (Piano); Arturo Michelangeli (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1862-1863

>Brahms, Johannes : Variations (28) for Piano on a theme by Paganini, Op. 35 :: Book 1. Variations 10-12
  • Performers: Arturo Michelangeli (Piano); Arturo Michelangeli (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1862-1863

>Brahms, Johannes : Variations (28) for Piano on a theme by Paganini, Op. 35 :: Book 2. Variations 1-2
  • Performers: Arturo Michelangeli (Piano); Arturo Michelangeli (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1862-1863

>Brahms, Johannes : Variations (28) for Piano on a theme by Paganini, Op. 35 :: Book 2. Variations 5-8
  • Performers: Arturo Michelangeli (Piano); Arturo Michelangeli (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1862-1863

>Brahms, Johannes : Variations (28) for Piano on a theme by Paganini, Op. 35 :: Book 2. Variations 10-13
  • Performers: Arturo Michelangeli (Piano); Arturo Michelangeli (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1862-1863

>Brahms, Johannes : Variations (28) for Piano on a theme by Paganini, Op. 35 :: Book 2. Variations 3-4
  • Performers: Arturo Michelangeli (Piano); Arturo Michelangeli (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1862-1863

>Brahms, Johannes : Variations (28) for Piano on a theme by Paganini, Op. 35 :: Book 1. Variations 13-14
  • Performers: Arturo Michelangeli (Piano); Arturo Michelangeli (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1862-1863

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (7), Book 4, Op. 47
  • Performers: Arturo Michelangeli (Piano); Arturo Michelangeli (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1886-1888

>Grieg, Edvard : Bådnlåt (At the Cradle), lyric piece for piano, Op. 68/5
  • Performers: Arturo Michelangeli (Piano); Arturo Michelangeli (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1897-1899

>Mompou, Federico : Cançons i dansas no 1, for piano ("La Filla del carmesí - Danse de Castellterçol")
  • Performers: Arturo Michelangeli (Piano); Arturo Michelangeli (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1921

>Albéniz, Isaac [Composer] : Recuerdos de viaje, pieces (7) for piano, Op. 71, B. 18 :: no 8. Malagueña
  • Performers: Arturo Michelangeli (Piano); Arturo Michelangeli (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>Granados, Enrique : Danse espagnole, Op. 37/5 :: 2
  • Performers: Arturo Michelangeli (Piano); Arturo Michelangeli (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888-1890

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 13 in C major, K 415 (387b)
  • Performers: Arturo Michelangeli (Piano); Arturo Michelangeli (Piano)
  • Conductor: Franco Caracciolo
  • Ensemble: Alessandro Scarlatti Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1783.
  • Running Time: 26 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1783

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 15 in B flat major, K 450
  • Performers: Arturo Michelangeli (Piano); Arturo Michelangeli (Piano)
  • Conductor: Ettore Gracis
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Notes: Milan, Italy (06/26/1951-06/27/1951)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1784

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488
  • Performers: Arturo Michelangeli (Piano); Arturo Michelangeli (Piano)
  • Conductor: Franco Caracciolo
  • Ensemble: Alessandro Scarlatti Orchestra
  • Notes: Conservatorio San Pietro a Majella, Naples, Italy (11/23/1953-11/24/1953)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1786

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Concerto for Keyboard in D major, H 18 no 11
  • Performers: Arturo Michelangeli (Piano); Arturo Michelangeli (Piano)
  • Conductor: Edmond Stoutz
  • Ensemble: Zurich Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: Johanneskirche, Thun, Switzerland (01/22/1975-01/24/1975)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1784

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Concerto for Keyboard in G major, H 18 no 4
  • Performers: Arturo Michelangeli (Piano); Arturo Michelangeli (Piano)
  • Conductor: Edmond Stoutz
  • Ensemble: Zurich Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: Johanneskirche, Thun, Switzerland (01/22/1975-01/24/1975)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: circa 1768

>Schumann, Robert : Carnaval, Op. 9
  • Performers: Arturo Michelangeli (Piano); Arturo Michelangeli (Piano)
  • Notes: Johanneskirche, Thun, Switzerland (01/15/1975-01/21/1975)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1833-1835

>Ravel, Maurice : Concerto for Piano in G major
  • Performers: Arturo Michelangeli (Piano); Arturo Michelangeli (Piano)
  • Conductor: Ettore Gracis
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (03/07/1957-03/08/1957)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1929-1931

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Concerto for Piano no 4 in G minor, Op. 40
  • Performers: Arturo Michelangeli (Piano); Arturo Michelangeli (Piano)
  • Conductor: Ettore Gracis
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (03/07/1957-03/08/1957)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1926

>Schumann, Robert : Album für die Jugend (Album for the Young) for piano, Op. 68 :: no 38. Winterzeit
  • Performers: Arturo Michelangeli (Piano); Arturo Michelangeli (Piano)
  • Notes: Johanneskirche, Thun, Switzerland (01/15/1975-01/21/1975)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1848

>Schumann, Robert : Album für die Jugend (Album for the Young) for piano, Op. 68 :: no 37. Matrosenlied
  • Performers: Arturo Michelangeli (Piano); Arturo Michelangeli (Piano)
  • Notes: Johanneskirche, Thun, Switzerland (01/15/1975-01/21/1975)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1848

>Schumann, Robert : Album für die Jugend (Album for the Young) for piano, Op. 68 :: no 39. Winterlied 2
  • Performers: Arturo Michelangeli (Piano); Arturo Michelangeli (Piano)
  • Notes: Johanneskirche, Thun, Switzerland (01/15/1975-01/21/1975)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1848

>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 47 in A minor, Op. 68/2, CT. 97
  • Performers: Arturo Michelangeli (Piano); Arturo Michelangeli (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1827

>Chopin, Frédéric : Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31
  • Performers: Arturo Michelangeli (Piano); Arturo Michelangeli (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837

>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 9 in A flat major ("L'adieu") Op. 69/1, CT. 215
  • Performers: Arturo Michelangeli (Piano); Arturo Michelangeli (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Debussy, Claude : Images for Piano, Set 1 :: 1. Reflets dans l'eau
  • Performers: Arturo Michelangeli (Piano); Arturo Michelangeli (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1905