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100th Anniversary Edition: Dinu Lipatti (10 CDs)

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Dinu Lipatti is one of those almost mythical figures of the piano cosmos. His star shone briefly, but with incredible intensity- and its lingering aura threatened at times to obscure the view of playing. Conductor Herbert von Karajan (1908-1989) was repeatedly quoted: “It was no longer piano playing, it was music, released from all earthly weight, music in its purest form, in a harmony that can be imparted only by one who was no longer of this world.” Karajan is Lipatti’s partner in the 1948 recording of Robert Schumann’s A minor Concerto, widely hailed as the “everlasting” benchmark recording, which is correspondingly included in this release. The year 2017 marks the centenary of Lipatti’s birth, and at the same time the 67th anniversary of his death- and the fascination of Lipatti is appreciated more than ever. One should however keep the necessary distance in approaching his achievement, modest in size but of immeasurable wealth, in order to prepare oneself for closeness to its creator.

includes
Bach, J S:
Partita No. 1 in B flat major, BWV825: Allemande
Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV1052
arr. Busoni
Bartók:
Piano Concerto No. 3, BB 127, Sz. 119
Brahms:
Intermezzo in B flat minor, Op. 117 No. 2
Intermezzo in E flat minor, Op. 118 No. 6
Waltzes (5) for two pianos, Op. 39 (Nos. 1, 2, 11, 14 & 15 from the full set)
Intermezzo in A minor, Op. 116 No. 2
Intermezzo in E flat major, Op. 117 No. 1
Busoni:
Toccata
Chopin:
Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58
Nocturne No. 8 in D flat major, Op. 27 No. 2
Waltz No. 2 in A flat major 'Grande Valse Brillante', Op. 34 No. 1
Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11
Waltzes Nos. 1-14
Mazurka No. 32 in C sharp minor, Op. 50 No. 3
Enescu:
Piano Sonata No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 24/1: Presto vivace
Piano Sonata No. 3 in D major, Op. 24/3
Violin Sonata No. 1 in D major, Op. 2
Suite No. 2 in C, Op. 20: Bourrée
Fauré:
Après un rêve, Op. 7 No. 1
Grieg:
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
Hess, M:
Jesus bleibet meine Freude
(two recordings)
Lipatti:
Concertino en style classique, Op. 3
(two recordings)
Sonatine for the left hand
Roumanian dances
Liszt:
Gnomenreigen, S145 No. 2
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S124
Sonetto 104 del Petrarca (Années de pèlerinage II, S. 161 No. 5)
La leggierezza - Étude de concert No. 2, S144
Mozart:
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K467 'Elvira Madigan'
Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K310
Ravel:
Alborada del gracioso (Miroirs No. 4)
Vocalise-étude en forme de habanera
Rimsky Korsakov:
Flight of the Bumble Bee
arr. for cello and piano
Scarlatti, D:
Keyboard Sonata K387 in F minor
Keyboard Sonata K380 in E major
Keyboard Sonata K413 in G major
Schubert:
Impromptu in E flat major, D899 No. 2
Impromptu in G flat major, D899 No. 3
Schumann:
Études symphoniques, Op. 13 No. 9
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54