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Benedetti Michelangeli, Arturo

 

Born Jan. 5, 1920, in Brescia. Italian pianist. In 1934 he graduated from the Milan Conservatory (he was a pupil of G. Anfossi), and in 1939 he received first prize at the International Competition of Performing Musicians in Geneva. He was a professor of the Bologna and Venice conservatories. He now directs the school of piano in Bolzano and annually conducts a special course in Arezzo which is attended by young pianists from many countries. He is one of the greatest contemporary pianists. In 1964 he performed on tour in the USSR.

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Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (The Artistry of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, London CS 6446 [1965], TP; reissued on compact disc by various labels).
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli was arguably one of the most compelling, individualistic, and mysterious pianists of the twentieth century.
In the late 1950S Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli invited him to his informal school in Arezzo--Moravec fondly recalls the "3 x 40 minutes" of tutelage at the piano with the genial Italian, plus the copious vino.
Rasmussen inevitably compares Richter's views on music and mannerisms with those of other famous pianists of his generation, from Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli to Artur Rubinstein and Van Cliburn, but his preferred foil is the Canadian pianist Glenn Gould, whom he refers to as Richter's "antipode" (p.
The works included span music history from Monteverdi to Part, in performances by some of the world's most highly respected musicians: the legendary Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau singing Schubert's Winterreise, the preludes of Debussy performed by famed pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Martha Argerich in a signature performance of Chopin's preludes, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with Herbert von Karajan, Le Sacre du Printemps conducted by Pierre Boulez, the Piano Concerto #2 by Rachmaninoff played by Sviatoslav Richter, Leonard Bernstein conducting his own West Side Story, and so many more memorable performances of music by the world's preeminent composers.