6), probably the only Galuppi sonata that claims some fame owing to a superb, crystalline rendition by ?Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (The Artistry of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
, London CS 6446 , 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.
'He was Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
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.
The finest middle-aged pianists I ever heard--each vastly different--are Solomon, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
and the redoubtable Sviatoslav Richter.
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.