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  Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 4, Chopin: Sonata No. 2 - Michelangeli, Gracis
  Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 4
Chopin: Sonata No. 2; Ballade No. 1; Valse No. 17; Fantasie in F minor

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano
Philharmonia Orchestra
Ettore Gracis
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  Classical - Instrumental
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Review by JJ September 27, 2014 (1 of 2 found this review helpful)
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This third volume of the “Reminiscences” series from the label Praga Digitals is devoted to the Italian pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli and unites a Chopin recital that includes the Sonata N°2, the Ballade N°1, the Waltz N°17, as well as the Fantasy Op.49, along with the Concerto for Piano N°4 in G minor Op.40 by Serge Rachmaninov with the London Philharmonia that Ettore Gracis conducts. This ultimate concerto, states André Lischke, “reflecting the first influence of 20th century Western music on the composer, has remained the least popular of the series because of a certain disparity of ideas and intermittent inspiration of which the two earlier concertos did not suffer.” Arturo Bennedetti Michelangeli’s pianistic perfection here is a wonder, providing nothing less than an absolute reference. Music lovers take note.

Jean-Jacques Millo
Translation Lawrence Schulman

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Works: 5  

Frederic Chopin - Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
Frederic Chopin - Fantaisie in F minor, Op. 49
Frederic Chopin - Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35
Frederic Chopin - Waltz in E flat major, Op. P1 No. 15
Sergei Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40