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Michelangeli: Complete EMI Recordings - EMI Italy 5 67041 2 (6CD box set)

$165.00 USD

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Slipcase EX / rest NM

This beautiful and now quite rare 6CD box set from EMI Italy (5 67045 2, made in Italy, ADD mono/stereo, two double-wide jewel cases in a slipcase, long out-of-print) entitled "Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli · The Complete EMI Recordings" features the legendary pianist in a wealth of remarkable performances, handsomely packaged in a superb set (slipcase with two "double-wide" jewel cases + the booklet).

The complete contents of the set are as follows:

CD 1

Bach/Busoni Chaconne BWV 1004 (rec. in London, 27 October 1948)

Scarlatti: Piano Sonata in D minor Kk9/L413 "Pastorale"

Scarlatti: Piano Sonata in C minor Kk11/L352

Galuppi: Piano Sonata in B-flat Major (rec. in Milan in 1941)

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 3 in C Major Op. 2 No. 3

Chopin: Mazurka in A minor Op. 68 No. 2

Chopin: Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor Op. 31

Chopin: Waltz in A-flat Major Op. 69 No. 1

 

CD 2

Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Paganini Op. 35 (rec. in London, 26 October 1948)

Grieg: Melancholy Op. 47 No. 5, from Lyric Pieces

Grieg: At the Cradle Op. 68 No. 5, from Lyric Pieces

Albeniz: Malagueña (Rumores de la caleta) Op. 71 No. 8

Debussy: Reflets dan l’eau (rec. in Milan, 1941)

Granados: Andaluza (Playera · Danzas Españolas) Op. 37 No. 5

Mompou Cancion y Danza No. 1

Marescotti: Fantasque

 

CD 3

Piano Concerto No. 13 in C Major K. 415

> rec. with conductor Franco Caracciolo and the Orchestra Alessandro Scarlatti

 

Piano Concerto No. 15 in B-flat Major K. 450

> with conductor Ettore Gracis and the Orchestra Sinfonica da Camera dell’Ente de ‘I Pomeriggi Musicall de Milano,’ Ettore Gracis again on the podium (rec. in Milan 26-27 June 1951)

 

Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major K. 488

> rec. with conductor Franco Caracciolo and the Orchestra Alessandro Scarlatti

 

CD 4

Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Major

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor Op. 40

> both works with conductor Ettore Gracis and the Philharmonia Orchestra (rec. in London in March 1957)

 

CD 5

Haydn: Piano Concerto No. 11 in D Major Hob. XVIII: 11

Haydn: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major Hob. XVIII: 4

> both works with conductor Edmond de Stoutz and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra

 

CD 6

Schumann: Carnival

Schumann: Matrosenlied (No. 37), Winterszeit I (No. 38), and Winterszeit II (No. 38), from Album für die Jugend Op. 68

A treasure trove of pianistic riches, boasting a number of landmark performances. The transfers are exemplary, reproducing the originals in sound of great presence and impact.

 

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