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Arturo Benedetti -Michelangeli

Arturo Benedetti -Michelangeli

Arturo Benedetti -Michelangeli

*5 I 1920 Brescia, †12 VI 1995 Lugano

Italian pianist, one of the greatest pianists of the XXth century. In 1930 he began studying piano, violin (Renzo Francesconi) with  and composition (with Giovanni Anfossi) in the Conservatory in Milan. He finished his studies in 1933.

In 1939 he won a prestigious first prize in the International Piano Competition in Geneva, where he was named "the new Liszt" by Alfred Cortot. After this first great success he gave concert in Rome and became also professor of music in the Conservatory in Bologna and Venice.

After the second world war he gave concerts in England, USA, South America and South Africa. In 1949 he took part in the special cycle of concerts "Tutto Chopin" in Rome, commemorating the 100th anniversary of Chopin's death.

In 1955 he was a juror of the 5th International Chopin Piano Competition.

In 1988 he survived a heart attack but in 1989 he was back on stage giving concerts. His last public performance took place in Hamburg on 7th of May 1993.


 
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Benedetti -Michelangeli Arturo Ballade in G minor,
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Benedetti -Michelangeli Arturo Ballade in G minor,
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Benedetti -Michelangeli Arturo Fantasy F minor
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Benedetti -Michelangeli Arturo Mazurka in B minor, Op. 33 No. 4
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Benedetti -Michelangeli Arturo Mazurka in G sharp minor, Op. 33 No. 1
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Benedetti -Michelangeli Arturo Prelude in C sharp minor,

Recorded during a concert in Prato on 28th of June 1967. 

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Benedetti -Michelangeli Arturo Sonata in B flat minor,  1st movement 1'00''
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Benedetti -Michelangeli Arturo Sonata in B flat minor,  3rd movement
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Benedetti -Michelangeli Arturo Waltz in E flat major

The Warsaw Recital 1955.

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