Michelangeli Performs.



Michelangeli plays Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, and Brahms.

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli was born on January 5, 1920 in Brescia, Italy, and he died on June 12, 1995, in Lugano, Switzerland. Although I never heard him in a live performance, I have great respect for what he achieved as an artist.

The number of his recordings is limited with essentially works by Debussy and Ravel and a few of Beethoven. And these amazing recordings demonstrate his unique touch that is easily recognizable by its nature and sound.

On this new recording we get to listen to the following:


  • Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op. 2 No. 3


  • Variations on a theme by Paganini in A minor, Op. 35


  • Transcription of Bach’s Partita BWV 1004: Chaconne



All performed by Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano)

Here is Schumann’s “Faschingsschwank aus Wien” as performed by Mr. Michelangeli:



And next, here is Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli in a wonderful concert of over an hour in length, playing the following selections:

  • Beethoven Sonata № 12 Op. 26, and the Sonata № 11 Op. 22
  • Schubert Sonata a moll D 537
  • Brahms 4 ballades op.10



Finally, let’s hear the Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat major (Emperor), with Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano, and the Wiener Symphoniker conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini:



Tags: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Busoni, Schumann