Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 4, Chopin: Sonata No. 2 - Michelangeli, Gracis
Praga Digitals Reminiscences PRD/DSD 350 110
Classical - Instrumental
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 4
Chopin: Sonata No. 2; Ballade No. 1; Valse No. 17; Fantasie in F minor
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano
A third recital tribute to the immaculate art of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli. Praga Digitals do him proud in these new remasters which resurrect his classicism and perfection of touch, illuminated by the tremendous pallette of colours subtly arrayed in intensity for Chopin, as in his Debussy. The Italian pianist was a legend in his own lifetime - renowned for his beautifully polished sound, clarity of execution, strict fidelity to the composer and awardness of harmonic subtleties. Everything was planned to the highest degree of musical and technical perfection. He played the way he was - with a seemingly unshakeable aristocratic reserve.