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  • Schubert Sonata a moll D 537 47:27 Brahms 4 ballades op.10 1:12:38 Show less Show more 204 Comments Sort comments Sort by Top comments Newest first Add a public comment... Autumn Leaves 1 year ago (edited) • Bravissimo Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (1920-1995). I would love to have heard him live. I was just watching another YouTube video of him playing in 1964, a stellar performance of Beethoven's great Opus 111 sonata. He fascinates me. He didn't like applause at the end of concerts, believing that it was the composers who deserved the applause. Apparently he would practise for 8 to 10 hours a day, perfecting his technique on a piece first and then working on the interpretation. He had been a pilot during the Second World War and when captured by the Germans late in the war, after Italy had been re-taken by the Allies, Michelangeli's plane was shot down. He said that the Germans who held him prisoner whipped his hands when they found out he was a pianist, his career having started before the war. He had quite a few health problems. Michelangeli was a fine teacher, Pollini being one of his pupils. You have to admire the seriousness and dedication. A true artist and I hope he is still revered in Italy, even if he left that country in the late 1960s. This happened because a recording label which he co-owned had gone bust and the authorities confiscated two of Michelangeli's grand pianos. He never forgave his fellow countrymen and would only perform in the Vatican thereafter, it seems he was deeply religious. In his will he requested that the nature of his final illness be kept a secret and he didn't even have a gravestone in the small Swiss churchyard where he was buried. A fascinating character to be sure. Show less Read more 1 year ago (edited) 40 40 Reply View 2 replies Hide 2 replies Show more replies Steven Yourke 1 year ago (edited) • Perfection! Genius musician. Impeccable technique. A totally absorbed perfectionist. He’s totally focused on the music. It’s rather funny how he does not even smile or bow to the audience. He just nods his head briefly as if to say to them, “Oh, are you still here?” He looks like he can barely contain his revulsion when he has to acknowledge them! He did not like giving concerts. A very very great artist! Show less Read more 1 year ago (edited) 22 22 Reply View 3 replies Hide 3 replies Show more replies Numa P 3 years ago • Grazie Arturo di averci onorato cosi tanto, In un paese che NON si merita Show less Read more 3 years ago 55 55 Reply View 9 replies Hide 9 replies Show more replies MisembriBogey 3 years ago • le sue ballades brahmsiane sono innarrivabili. Show less Read more 3 years ago 18 18 Reply TheEleatic 3 years ago • Incredible? Fantastic? Amazing? Spectacular? Beautiful? Perfection? I'll settle on sublime. Show less Read more 3 years ago 32 32 Reply View 2 replies Hide 2 replies Show more replies Uli Widmaier 3 years ago • Gosh, this brings back memories. I heard him many times in Munich in the 70s and 80s, where he played almost every year. The first time I heard him was a shock. His pianistic perfection was downright distracting. I had no idea a piano could sound so smooth, that such control was possible, that such polished sound surfaces could be produced. And his demeanor! Seemingly disdainful of the audience, I'm tempted to say arrogant. But it was obvious that he labored under the weight of his absolute artistic standards. Is there anybody alive today who is so completely committed to an artistic vision? Show less Read more 3 years ago 87 87 Reply View 20 replies Hide 20 replies Show more replies T42B19 2 years ago (edited) • Michelangeli was the kind of pianist who would have far too many imitators, if imitating him were even remotely possible. Show less Read more 2 years ago (edited) 11 11 Reply asdf asdf 1 year ago (edited) • 1:39:46 , 1:40:03 LOL! WHAT A LEGEND! Great pianist. Show less Read more 1 year ago (edited) 11 11 Reply Highinsight7 5 years ago • This guy was JUST Amazing... Show less Read more 5 years ago 27 27 Reply Memory Lane Videos 4 years ago • Had the pleasure of hearing him in person in Washington DC in the late sixties. The audience had to wait outside the auditorium for half an hour because he was still practicing. Some of us students were listening and peeping through a crack in the door. Fantastic playing! Show less Read more 4 years ago 18 18 Reply View 2 replies Hide 2 replies Show more replies Marco Bi 3 years ago • L' assoluto. Show less Read more 3 years ago 12 12 Reply Christine Horand-Haberecht 5 years ago • Was für ein grossartiger Pianist !!! So jemanden wird es so schnell nicht wieder geben. Show less Read more 5 years ago 14 14 Reply Dr. Brian Jude de Lima, PhD 11 months ago • Pure genius Show less Read more 11 months ago 10 10 Reply Piero Graziani 2 years ago • Un genio, unto dal Signore Show less Read more 2 years ago 8 8 Reply giorgio scriabin 3 years ago • MIchelangeli...... I love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!! Show less Read more 3 years ago 9 9 Reply Zanin Dante 4 years ago • Lang Lang deve solo imparare da Michelangelo. Show less Read more 4 years ago 10 10 Reply View 6 replies Hide 6 replies Show more replies mightysmeagol 5 years ago • Thank you sooo much for uploading this wonderfull gem & the very best wishes to you, Bavo Show less Read more 5 years ago 19 19 Reply arturo zeballos 5 years ago • Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (5 de enero de 1920 - 12 de junio de 1995) fue un pianista italiano. Es considerado como uno de los grandes virtuosos del piano del siglo XX. También se le considera el pianista italiano más importante después de Ferruccio Busoni. Nació en Brescia, en el norte de Italia. Sus primeras clases de música le fueron impartidas a los 3 años, al principio con el violín, que pronto cambió por el piano. A los diez años entró al Conservatorio de Milán. En 1938, a sus 18 años, comenzó su carrera musical internacional al concurrir al concurso Eugène-Ysaÿe celebrado en Bruselas, donde acabó en 7 posición (Arthur Rubinstein era miembro del jurado y quien otorgaba los premios. Dio el primer premio a Emil Gilels, y de Michelangeli dijo que su interpretación fue insatisfactoria, pero que mostró una técnica impecable). Un año después ganó el primer premio en el Festival Internacional de Ginebra donde fue aclamado como un nuevo Liszt por el pianista y presidente del jurado Alfred Cortot. Michelangeli fue conocido por sus perfectas interpretaciones en cuanto a las notas se refiere. El crítico musical Harold Schonberg dijo de él: Sus dedos no pueden errar al golpear una tecla o emborronar un pasaje al igual que una bala no puede cambiar de dirección cuando ya ha sido disparada. Lo misterioso de Michelangeli es que en muchas piezas románticas, él parece inseguro emocionalmente, ya que su indefectuosa técnica perturba el fluir musical. El profesor y comentarista David Dubal añade que fue el mejor con las primeras obras de Beethoven pero que parecía inseguro interpretando Chopin y diabólico en obras como la Chaconne de Bach-Busoni o en las Variaciones Paganini de Brahms. Entre sus discípulos se destaca la argentina Martha Argerich quien estudió con él en 1960. Su repertorio era notablemente pequeño para un pianista con su prestigio. Debido a su obsesivo perfeccionamiento muy pocas de sus grabaciones fueron sacadas al mercado durante su vida, pero fueron aumentadas por numerosas grabaciones no autorizadas de sus conciertos en directo. Sus grabaciones autorizadas más destacadas fueron sus interpretaciones en directo en Londres del Gaspard de la Nuit de Ravel, la Sonata para piano nº2 en si bemol menor de Chopin, el Carnaval op.9 de Robert Schumann y Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26. Benedetti Michelangeli era un gran divulgador de la etnomusicología y estimador de la canto oral como origen de la canción popular de la tradición oral (es decir la genuina música folclórica ), esto particularmente en vista de su gran pasión por las áreas rurales montañosas del área trentina (allí aún resuenan los ecos del yodel suizo-tirolés). Los diecinueve armonizaciones de las canciones populares que dedicaron al coro de la S.A.T. de Trento representan su solamente actividad como compositor: una producción pequeña, en la cual pero la elegancia inmensurable del estilística está todo el incluido que la tiene siempre contraddistinto. Michelangeli fue hipocondríaco y también famoso por cancelar algunos de sus recitales en el último minuto. Su último concierto fue el 7 de mayo de 1993 en Hamburgo. Después murió tras una larga enfermedad en Lugano el 12 de junio de 1995. Show less Read more 5 years ago 20 20 Reply View reply Hide reply Show more replies Eduardo Wagner 4 years ago • Momento raro de ver e ouvir um dos maiores pianista da história. Show less Read more 4 years ago 13 13 Reply CziffraTheThird 1 year ago • There is just something that hit me so deeply with that camera shot at 1:32:19...from a distance, being in the audience you can not understand how much work a concert artist must invest in to get to such a unearthly high point as this. Just as how you also could not see the perspiration on his face from the audience, where that drop of sweat symbolizes how much is demanded of you, and close up, only Arturo knew that for himself. And he hit it, he was beyond successful. Show less Read more 1 year ago 7 7 Reply Mix - Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Concert in Lugano,1981 (complete)YouTube1 / undefined ▶ 1:40:43 Now playing Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Concert in Lugano,1981 (complete) Andrii Lunov 4:48 Now playing Mozart: Piano Sonata No.12 in F, K.332 - 2. Adagio András Schiff - Topic 4:37 Now playing Michelangeli plays Chopin Berceuse Op. 57 D Flat Major rachmaninoff1990 6:23 Now playing HOROWITZ AT CARNEGIE HALL 4-Scarlatti Sonata in E & G hubanj 2:56 Now playing Debussy: Préludes / Book 1, L. 117 - 8. 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