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Playlist of Dinu Lipatti

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  • Chopin - 14 Waltzes & More + Presentation

    1:4:38

    Frédéric François Chopin (1810-1849) - 14 Valses - Barcarolle - Nocturne n°8 - Mazurka n°32
    Click to activate the English subtitles for the presentation (00:00-04:57)
    Waltz #1 In E Flat, Op. 18, « Grande Valse Brillante » (00:00)
    Waltz #2 In A Flat, Op. 34/1, « Valse Brillante » (4:38)
    Waltz #3 In A Minor, Op. 34/2, « Grand Valse Brillante » (9:13)
    Waltz #4 In F, Op. 34/3, « Valse Brillante » (14:04)
    Waltz #5 In A Flat, Op. 42, « Two Four » (16:17)
    Waltz #6 In D Flat, Op. 64/1, « Minute » (20:00)
    Waltz #7 In C Sharp Minor, Op. 64/2 (21:46)
    Waltz #8 In A Flat, Op. 64/3 (24:54)
    Waltz #9 In A Flat, Op. 69/1, « L’Adieu » (27:50)
    Waltz #10 In B Minor, Op. 69/2 (32:18)
    Waltz #11 In G Flat, Op. 70/1 (35:52)
    Waltz #12 In F Minor, Op. 70/2 (37:48)
    Waltz #13 In D Flat, Op. 70/3 (40:33)
    Waltz #14 In E Minor, CT 222 (43:07)

    Barcarolle In F Sharp, Op. 60, B 158 (45:52)
    Nocturne #8 In D Flat, Op. 27/2, CT 115 (54:23)
    Mazurka #32 In C Sharp Minor, Op. 50/3, CT 82 (1:00:14)

    Piano : Dinu Lipatti
    Recorded in 1950, 1948 & 1947

    COMMENTAIRE COMPLET : VOIR PREMIER COMMENTAIRE.
    Constantin Lipatti, appelé depuis son plus jeune âge Dinu, est né en 1917 à Bucarest dans une famille de musiciens, d'une mère pianiste et d'un père violoniste. Le compositeur Georges Enesco accepte d'être son parrain. ll travaille le piano et la composition avec Mihail Jora pendant trois ans avant de rejoindre le Conservatoire de Bucarest, où il étudie auprès de Florica Musicescu.

    La mère de Dinu, Anna Lipatti, est une forte femme qui, balayant toutes les objections et bravant même l'opposition de son mari, a décidé d'emmener ses deux fils à Paris : elle y débarque au début d'août 1934 et, leur fortune aidant, s'installe dans un confortable appartement donnant sur un square, au 9 de la rue Saint-Romain.

    Anna Lipatti a une passion pour Dinu, et c'est pour lui et sa carrière, qu'elle a choisi Paris : Cortot, qui avait découvert Dinu au concours International de piano de Vienne, l'année précédente (il n'a pas caché sa colère que le trop jeune Roumain n'ait eu que le 2eme prix !), l'a invité à venir travailler avec lui. Anna va saisir cette chance.

    Dès la rentrée de 1934 elle inscrit son fils à l'Ecole Normale dans la classe de Cortot (qui le confie d'abord à sa répétitrice, Yvonne Lefébure) et dans celle de Paul Dukas pour la composition, ainsi que dans celle de Charles Munch pour la direction d'orchestre. Partout il stupéfie par ses dons, sa technique déjà très assurée, sa musicalité. Et aussi par sa simplicité, qu'il conservera toujours.

    Paul Dukas, après un premier trimestre, estime qu'il « n'a besoin que de produire pour acquérir, par des expériences personnelles, la pleine possession d'un talent presque formé »... et meurt brutalement quelques mois plus tard, le 17 mai 1935. Sa classe est aussitôt confiée à Nadia Boulanger, qui « hérite » ainsi de Lipatti — qu'elle poussera au premier rang après avoir découvert à son tour ses dons exceptionnels.

    Il naîtra entre ce nouveau Maître et ce nouvel élève une amitié à peu près unique, même si, au cours de sa très longue carrière, Nadia Boulanger a suscité des liens réciproques d'une rare profondeur avec bon nombre de musiciens, qu'ils fussent ou non ses disciples. Dinu Pour sa part la considérera comme sa « mère spirituelle » - et ce n'était, ni pour lui ni pour elle, une simple formule.

    Cortot était un professeur extrêmement exigeant. Il faisait jouer à son élève les mêmes études pendant des semaines avant de passer à une autre pièce. Lipatti a adopté la discipline mentale de son professeur et s’est imposé pour habitude de ne jamais jouer une œuvre en public avant de l’avoir entièrement comprise. Il étudiait des œuvres pendant des années avant de la présenter en concert.

    La maladie a fixé les limites d'un répertoire que Lipatti mûrissait lentement. Dans un premier temps, il se la jouait en imagination, par cœur, en envisageant tous les styles possibles ; ensuite il la disséquait mesure par mesure, sans aucun souci expressif. Enfin, il faisait la synthèse du travail technique et de son alchimie personnelle. Des mains très longues et solides (avec un petit doigt aussi développé que les autres et, comme eux, parfaitement indépendant) et des épaules de lutteur, contrastant avec la fragilité de l'homme, lui permettaient de doser les attaques et les touchers, de nuancer le son jusqu'à l'impalpable, et d'habiller son émotion de l'apparence la plus pure.

    Dinu Lipatti  (1917-1950) fait partie de la triste famille de ces artistes disparus trop tôt, emporté par la maladie à l’âge de 33 ans. Sa notoriété est un cas unique dans l’histoire de l’interprétation: elle repose presque exclusivement sur ses enregistrements, peu nombreux certes, mais salués comme de l’or pur.

    Frédéric François Chopin PLAYLIST (reference recordings)

  • Dinu Lipatti plays Mozart Sonata in A Minor, K310, at his last recital

    14:32

    Dinu Lipatti's performance of Mozart's Sonata in A Minor, K310, at his last public recital, which took place at the Besancon International Music Festival on September 16, 1950. Included in this video are some photographs taken at the rehearsal in the Salle de Parlement that morning, as well as some pictures from the actual performance which were taken by Michel Meusy (who is at the time of this writing 102 years old). Also included is a previously unpublished picture of his hands which (along with all Besancon pictures) is featured in the upcoming documentary 'Le Recital de Besancon' on Sunless Films, directed by Philippe Roger.

    Feel free to join the Dinu Lipatti Society fan page on Facebook to be kept informed of Lipatti news and events (including information on the recent tributes to Lipatti's recital at the 2010 Besancon International Music Festival).

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  • Dinu Lipatti plays J.S. Bach - Cantata BWV 147

    9:55

    Choral Jesus bleibet meine Freude from Cantata Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147 (arr. Hess) recorded in Geneva, 1950,
    Siciliana from Sonata No. 2 for Flute and Harpsichord, BWV 1031 (arr. Kempff) recorded in Geneva, 1950.

    Dinu Lipatti
    (born 19th March, 1917, in Bucharest - died 2nd December, 1950, in Geneva)

    ...Lipatti: an artist filled with divine spirituality. F. Poulenc

    How I envy you for your talent. It should go to the devil. Why should you have so much talent and I so little? Is that justice on earth? Clara Haskil

    ...(he is) the epitomy of a spirit world, untouched by pain and suffering. Yehudi Menuhin

  • Dinu Lipatti plays Chopin Sonata No. 3 in B Minor Op. 58

    25:05

    Dinu Lipatti's March 1 and 4, 1947 recording of Chopin's Sonata No. 3 in B Minor Op. 58, recorded at EMI's Abbey Road Studio No. 3 on Steinway 299.

    1. Allegro maestoso 0:00
    2. Scherzo 8:49
    3. Largo 11:22
    4. Finale. Presto ma non tanto 20:15

    This is the only large-scale solo composition that Lipatti recorded at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, the rest being shorter works that fit on one or two sides of a single 78rpm disc. In the post-war period, due to material shortages even established artists (Cortot, Moiseiwitsch, Schnabel) were recording an average of one solo multi-disc work and a larger number of shorter works per year. This is most unfortunate as Lipatti had in his repertoire at the time Beethoven's Waldstein Sonata, Schumann's Etudes symphoniques, and Ravel's Le tombeau de Couperin (he would play these three in a single recital together with four Bach Preludes & Fugues).

    This performance of Chopin's Third Sonata captures Lipatti's pianism at its most vibrant and dynamic. While he was already suffering from Hodgkin's Disease, it had not yet strengthened its grip and Lipatti was still playing with tremendous force and vitality. His full-bodied sonority, burnished singing line, poised voicing, and subtle nuancing are more clearly discernible in this excellent 1999 transfer effected by Bryan Crimp on the APR label, which used vinyl pressings from the original metal masters.

    Harold C Schonberg had not written much about Lipatti in his book The Great Pianists (the first edition featured a single sentence, the second giving more detail and adulation), but on hearing these transfers wrote that he could finally grasp the full nature of Lipatti's majestic and refined artistry. American Columbia LPs were very poorly transferred so Lipatti's artistry was generally not well represented on US pressings. Additionally, EMI has used the same transfer since their very first LPs (one can tell because of a 'surge' mid-chord from a poorly effected side join between the first and second sides in the first movement) - despite claims of new remasterings, none has returned to the source material as has this APR transfer. While the disc is discontinued, it is well worth searching out and it is hoped that it will once again enter the catalogue.

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  • Dinu Lipatti plays Bach Partita No.1 BWV 825 at his last recital

    7:49

    Dinu Lipatti performing the first half of the Bach Partita No.1 in B-Flat, BWV 825 at his last public performance, at the Besancon International Music Festival on September 16, 1950.

  • Dinu Lipatti plays Schubert Impromptu in G-Flat Major

    5:25

    A recording of Dinu Lipatti's playing Schubert's Impromptu in G-Flat Major D.899 (Op.90) No.3 at his legendary final recital at the Besançon International Music Festival on September 16, 1950. EMI first issued Lipatti's performance of two Schubert Impromptus from the recital on a 5-LP French Columbia set in 1955 and then the complete recital in 1957, first on French Columbia and Angel Records (in the US) and when the performance received such universal acclaim it was released worldwide. Particularly noted was the fact that Lipatti played warm-up arpeggios (preluding) prior to the Bach and Mozart works in the program - however, EMI never released (for reasons completely unknown) Lipatti's preluding prior to the Schubert Impromptus or the Chopin Waltzes, despite these having been recorded and existing on the original Radiodiffusion Française broadcast recording.

    Presented here is the applause and preluding prior to Lipatti's performance of the G-Flat Major Impromptu, complete with the Schubert Impromptu as issued. It should be noted, however, that the performance as broadcast and released is not exactly how Lipatti played it: there is a sudden edit with several bars missing from the broadcast tape, and in 2015 the reason why became clear when my colleague Werner Unger and I located and transferred an original Radiodiffusion Française transcription disc of this sole work from the recital. On this original disc we can hear Lipatti hit a wrong note in the left hand, which for some reason was edited out of the broadcast performance by cutting out several measures of music (it took place during a repeated musical subject). Because EMI only had access to the broadcast tape and not the unedited transcription disc, they took the same music from a later part of the score and edited it seamlessly into the performance. The complete as-played performance has still not been aired or issued in its entirety.

    But here we can hear finally hear the warm applause and exquisitely beautiful arpeggios that Lipatti played prior to his heartfelt reading of this marvellous work by Schubert, which he plays with a soaring melodic line, phrasing that truly breathes, wonderfully poised layering of voices, natural timing, and a burnished sonority that truly sings.

    The photographs used in this video were taken by Besançon-based photographer Michel Meusy during the recital and are used with the permission of his family.

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  • Dinu Lipatti - Chopin Nocturne Op. 27, No.2 in D flat Major

    5:51

    Dinu Lipatti - Chopin Nocturne No2 op 27 in D flat Major
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  • Dinu Lipatti in Zurich in 1950: 3 solo works by Chopin

    11:23

    Dinu Lipatti's February 7, 1950 concert performance of 3 solo works by Chopin:

    0:20 Nocturne No.8 in D-Flat Major Op.27 No.2
    6:24 Etude in E Minor Op.25 No.5
    9:37 Etude in G-Flat Major Op.10 No.5 'Black Keys'

    Lipatti played the Chopin E Minor Concerto at this symphonic concert, with Otto Ackerman conducting the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, and after the intermission these three solo works were programmed; the works were in fact on the printed programme, not played as an encore as some have believed, though it is certainly unusual to have solo works officially included in an orchestral concert. One can hear Lipatti preluding prior to his performance of the Chopin Nocturne.

    The material for these performances comes from three sources:

    - Dr Marc Gertsch's amateur recording of another collector's broadcast tape, which he recorded with a handheld microphone in 1951

    - a privately-pressed white-label LP of the entire concert (with a section missing from the first movement and some radio interference throughout) that circulated in a very closed network and was never released. I obtained this from Lipatti pupil Charles Reiner in 1990, who had received it years earlier from a friend in California.

    - a small reel tape of the two etudes (minus the first notes of the E Minor Etude) that was found in Gertsch's collection, ostensibly from the collector who claimed to have the entire concert in wonderful hi-fi sound but refused to copy the entire thing for Madeleine Lipatti and Walter Legge.

    The final notes of the Nocturne were missing from Gertsch's tape - on the Turnabout Vox LP that featured these solos alongside the 1947 Amsterdam performance of the Bach-Busoni D Minor Concerto, these were filled in from the same passage from commercial disc - and in this current transfer, those notes were replaced with the actual Zurich performance from the other unpublished tape source on the white-label privately-pressed LP. This source was additionally used for the first notes of the E Minor Etude before switching to the hi-fi tape, which captures Lipatti's tone with exquisite fidelity.

    Edwin Fischer was at this concert and noted how magnificent the entire performance was, and indeed Lipatti's playing in these solos is extraordinarily beautiful. The Nocturne is taken at a more spacious tempo than his official recording of the work, perhaps a combination of no time constraints on a commercial 78rpm disc plus the suffering he had gone through in the 3 years between his studio account and this concert, with gloriously arched phrasing and marvellous rubato. The two Etudes are played with sparkling tone, remarkably refined articulation, stunning rhythmic vitality, and exquisite clarity of voicing. The middle section of the E Minor Etude features a melodic line that is exquisitely shaped, as if sung by the most skilled singer in one breath, while the 'Black Keys' Etude demonstrates Lipatti's stunning virtuosity fused with refined musicality, eschewing empty showmanship while being technically of the highest standard.

    This photograph was taken at Lipatti's final solo recital in Besancon, France on September 16, 1950, by local photographer Michel Meusy.

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  • Dinu Lipatti plays Bach-Hess Chorale Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring, rarer 1947 version

    3:34

    While Lipatti is famous for his performance of the Bach-Hess Chorale Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring, the version widely released on CD is his 1950 recording from Geneva, which was recorded in a small radio studio with a boxy acoustic. This rarer recording from September 24, 1947 was the 6th of 7 attempts that year, and was never released on LP, appearing on CD for the first time in 1999 on the APR label, and now available on the Japanese label Opus Kura. Recorded at EMI's Abbey Road Studios on the same Steinway #299 as Lipatti's other solo recordings from London, this recording has a broader acoustic and one can hear a wider tonal range, a more reverberant bass. There is a significant interpretative difference in the coda, where Lipatti highlights a treble voice from 2:56 to 3:04.

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  • Bach/Kempff - Siciliano from BWV 1031 - Dinu Lipatti

    3:05

    Dinu Lipatti (1917-1950), piano
    Rec. 1950

  • Dinu Lipatti plays Liszts Gnomenreigen - new source material

    2:43

    A new source has been obtained of some early test recordings of Lipatti: a cassette that had belonged to Madeleine Lipatti in the collection of one of her cousins, located by researcher Orlando Murrin. The sound quality is superior to the reel-to-reel tape which I had helped locate in the early 1990s and had released in 1995, without the pitch fluctuations that required extensive repair work and with greater overall sonic fidelity. My colleague Werner Unger, with whom I co-produced the original release of this performance, transferred the cassette, and I adjusted the pitch and removed a few of the more extraneous clicks.

    This performance was recorded on April 28, 1941 in Bucharest, at which time Lipatti appears to have made a series of 'test recordings'. The circumstances of these performances - exactly where and why they were made - is not clear, no documentation or correspondence having yet been located that discusses these recordings. The 25cm disc apparently used to exist at the 'Radiodiffusion roumaine' with the catalogue number 3473a, according to Grigore Bargauanu's biography and discography of Lipatti, but the original disc has since been lost (I checked on this during my visit to Bucharest in 2016).

    The playing is thoroughly remarkable, demonstrating Lipatti's fusion of technical proficiency and musicality. His sparkling tone, dazzling fingerwork, and rhythmic vitality are very impressive, as is his tremendously clear voicing throughout the work. Particularly notable is his left-hand highlighting of figurations that truly sound like the 'dance of the dwarves' at 2:12, and his accelerated tempo at the coda at 2:21. A stunning performance that reveals the tremendous virtuosity and power found in Lipatti's playing before Hodgkin's Disease had strengthened its grip in his final years.

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  • Dinu Lipatti - His Last Recital

    1:23:21

    Dinu Lipatti
    (March 10, 1917 – December 02, 1950)

    His last Recital
    (Festival International de BesanÇon, Septemer 16, 1950)

    The program

    JOHANN-SEBASTIAN BACH
    01 – Partita No. 1 in B-flat major, BWV 825

    WOLFGANG-AMADEUS MOZART
    02 – Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K 310

    FRANZ SCHUBERT
    03 – Impromptu Op. 90 No. 3
    04 – Impromptu Op. 90 No. 2

    FREDERIC CHOPIN
    05 – Waltz No. 5 in A flat major, Op. 42
    06 – Waltz No. 6 in D flat major, Op. 64, No. 1, Minute
    07 – Waltz No. 9 in A flat major, Op. 69, No. 1, L'adieu
    08 – Waltz No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64, No. 2
    09 – Waltz No. 11 in G flat major, Op. 70, No. 1
    10 – Waltz No. 10 in B minor, Op. 69, No. 2
    11 – Waltz No. 14 in E minor
    12 – Waltz No. 3 in A minor, Op. 34, No. 2, Grande Valse brillante
    13 – Waltz No. 4 in F major, Op. 34, No. 3, Grande Valse brillante
    14 – Waltz No. 12 in F minor, Op. 70, No. 2
    15 – Waltz No. 13 in D flat major, Op. 70, No. 3
    16 – Waltz No. 8 in A flat major, Op. 64, No. 3
    17 – Waltz No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 18, Valse brillante

  • Dinu Lipatti plays Brahms -- Intermezzo Op. 117 No. 1

    3:16

    The great Dinu Lipatti (1917-1950) plays Johannes Brahms's Intermezzo in E flat major Opus 117 no. 1.
    Recording from the Romanian Radio Archives, probably made in 1941.
    Unfortunately, there is a small gap in the recording around 1:41, and just before the end it breaks off.

  • Chopin Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor op.11. Dinu Lipattis great interpretation.

    36:46

    Dinu Lipatti plays Chopin Piano Concerto no.1 in E minor op.11. Beautiful performance.

    0:00 I. Allegro maestoso
    17:27 II. Romance. Larghetto
    27:15 III. Rondo. Vivace

    Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
    Otto Ackermann

  • Dinu Lipatti - Sonată pentru omul bun

    46:04

    Este cel mai mare pianist, după Frédéric Chopin, a spus Yehudi Menuhin despre Dinu Constantin Lipatti.

    „Lipatti- Sonată pentru omul bun” creionează un portret emoţionat al celui care a fost compozitorul violonistul şi pedagogul Dinu Constantin Lipatti. Documentarul aduce la lumină, din Arhiva încă bogată a TVR, interviuri antologice cu Florica Musicescu, cu Nadia Boulanger, cu cei doi biografi ai lui Lipatti, Grigore Bărgăuanu şi Dragoş Tănăsescu, cu Menuhin.

    Urmăriţi un documentar semnat Ruxandra Ţuchel




  • Dinu Lipatti - Scarlatti sonata k9

    3:24

    Dinu Lipatti - Scarlatti sonata k9
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  • Bach-Piano Concerto in d minor BWV 1052

    24:09

    Dinu Lipatti: piano-Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam-Eduard van Beinum: conductor-1947-Allegro-Adagio-Allegro

  • Dinu Lipatti - Mozart Concerto No. 21 in C K 467

    28:57

    1. Allegro maestoso (Cadenza: Lipatti)
    2. Andante (15:15)
    3. Allegro vivace assai (Cadenza:Lipatti) (22:30)

    Lucerne Festival Orchestra
    Herbert von Karajan

    live, 1950

  • Bach / Busoni / Dinu Lipatti, 1950: Ich ruf zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ

    3:16

    #Bach #JSBach #Baroque #ClassicalMusic

    Dinu Lipatti (1917-1950) is soloist in this recording, released in the US on the Columbia label in 1953, of Ich ruf' zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ, as transcribed for piano by Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924). This work is contained in Busoni's Ten Chorale Preludes, KiV B27/3. I created this music video from the LP shown above, serial number ML 4633.

    I have included in this video (starting at about 0:34) the May 2, 1953 Billboard magazine review of this LP. At the close of this video are images from the reverse side of the jacket, including the full text of the notes about Lipatti and his performance.

    Also from this LP:

    Bach / Busoni / Dinu Lipatti, 1950: Nun komm der heiden Heiland (After BWV 659) -

    Bach / Kempff / Dinu Lipatti, 1950: Siciliana (From Flute Sonata No. 2 in E flat) -
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    More Bach transcriptions:

    Alfred Brendel - Nun komm der heiden Heiland - (Even though I uploaded this video, it does not appear to be available for viewing in the US.)

    Bach/ Busoni: Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639, Wilhelp Kempff -

    In dir ist Freude, BWV 615 (Bach, Busoni), Paul Jacobs:

    Komm, Gott, Schopfer! (Bach / Busoni), Jacobs:

    Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Bach / Busoni), Jacobs:
    David Hertzberg

  • The Music Treasury: Dinu Lipatti tribute with Mark Ainley

    2:1:56

    A March 19, 2017 broadcast of the KZSU Stanford radio program The Music Treasury with host Dr. Gary Lemco, featuring guest Mark Ainley in a tribute to the pianist Dinu Lipatti to celebrate his centenary on the calendar date of his birth (Lipatti was born March 19, 1917 - however, the calendar used by Romania at the time would make his birthday today actually April 1).

    Historical recordings specialist and Lipatti researcher Mark Ainley has been researching Lipatti since the late 1980s and has uncovered some 3 hours worth of unpublished recordings of the legendary pianist. In this program, he presents a selection of Lipatti's official studio recordings alongside published and unpublished concert and test recordings while discussing the qualities of Lipatti's playing that has made him such a beloved figure in the pantheon of great pianists. This video of the radio broadcast features images of Lipatti and the recordings being played, including rare photographs, concert programs, and EMI documents from Mark Ainley's private collection. Featured in this tribute is the only known recording of Lipatti playing Beethoven: an excerpt of his 1947 test recording with cellist Antonio Janigro of Beethoven's Cello Sonata No.3 Op.69.

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  • Dinu Lipatti - Mozart Piano Concerto No.21 Mov 2

    7:15

    Dinu Lipatti - Mozart Piano Concerto No.21 Andante
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  • Alfred Cortot spoken tribute to Dinu Lipatti

    5:22

    A previously-unpublished tribute to Dinu Lipatti by his former professor Alfred Cortot (now issued in EMI's anniversary box set of Alfred Cortot), recorded on March 19, 1959. Introduced by Bernard Gavoty, Cortot lavishes praise upon his former pupil in the most eloquent French, praising him as 'one of the most luminous stars of the Pleiades of musical interpreters of our time'.

    Photographs of the young Lipatti taken from the as-yet-unissued documentary 'Le Recital de Besancon' by Philippe Roger

    In English

    It is with deep emotion and appreciation that, on behalf of the Ecole Normale de Musique, I welcome the culturally sympathetic gesture of the Romanian Government which your Excellency most kindly suggested, and which bestows upon us the effigy destined to perpetuate here, in the very concert hall where he held his first pianistic triumphs, the memory so dear to our hearts of the magnificent messenger of music that was our beloved and unforgettable Dinu Lipatti. His image, assuming its place here next to that of George Enescu - that most illustrious musical exponent of your great country, who, alongside other masters you just named: Nadia Boulanger and Paul Dukas, Yvonne Lefébure and Charles Münch, will have nurtured and enriched the development of Dinu's exceptional gifts that linked him to our school during his five-year stay in Paris from 1934 to 1939 - shall stand for us the most convincing symbol of studious diligence in service of the highest artistic aspirations.

    I will personally always remember how, ever since his arrival in Switzerland, fatefully coinciding with mine, and right up to the climax of a cruelly interrupted career that ought to have made of him one of the brightest stars in the galaxy of musical interpreters of our times, he modestly preserved the touching habit of acquainting me first with the scrupulously faithful translations of musical texts meant to expand his repertoire, thus granting me the privilege of being first to applaud the fervent interpretations he gave to the masterpieces of our art. For I could do nothing other than marvel at his innate gift, on par with that, in a distant past, of a teenaged Franz Schubert, whose master proclaimed: There is no secret of music to teach him that he hasn't already devined or grasped in its deepest essence.

    Dear Dinu, your ephemeral existence amongst us would not only have unanimously placed you at the top tier of pianists of your generation, it also leaves those who approached and listened to you with the certainty that, had Destiny been less rapacious of your time here, your name would have been engraved in the gallery of legends, of whose memory nourishes the aspirations of all young virtuosi, and whose transcendent example have glorified the demanding exercise of the artistic mission they dedicate themselves to, with its indispensable nobility and dignity. It is in this spirit of affinity and spiritual encouragement will surround, in this place once familiar to you, your image, which gives us the illusion of your continued wordly presence, .

    At last, your Excellency, allow me to once again thank you for having so sensitively understood the importance to our school of the touching offering that you entrust to us for times to come.

  • Dinu Lipatti: Bach, ‘Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ’ BWV639

    2:58

    Dinu Lipatti (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈdinu liˈpati]; 1 April [O.S. 19 March] 1917 -- 2 December 1950) was a Romanian classical pianist and composer whose career was cut short by his death from Hodgkin's disease at age 33. He was elected posthumously to the Romanian Academy. He entered the 1933 Vienna International Piano Competition but finished second, because the jury considered him too young. Alfred Cortot, who thought Lipatti should have won, resigned from the jury in protest. Lipatti subsequently studied in Paris under Cortot, Nadia Boulanger (with whom he recorded some of Brahms's Waltzes Op. 39), Paul Dukas (composition) and Charles Munch (conducting). He gave his first concert, at the École Normale, on 20 May 1935. However, three days before the concert, Paul Dukas died; in memory of Dukas, Lipatti's first piece at his concert, and the piece he first publicly performed as an adult pianist, was J. S. Bach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring. Lipatti's career was interrupted by World War II. Although he continued to give concerts throughout Europe, including Nazi-occupied territories, he eventually fled his native Romania in 1943 and settled with his wife (Madeleine Cantacuzene, also a concert pianist) in Geneva, Switzerland, where he accepted the position as piano professor at the conservatory. It was at this time that the first signs of his illness emerged. At first, doctors were baffled, but in 1947 he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease. As a result, his public performances became considerably less frequent after the war. Lipatti gave his final recital, which was recorded, on 16 September 1950 in Besançon, France. Despite severe illness, he gave unmatched performances of Bach's Partita in B flat major, Mozart's A minor Sonata, Schubert's G flat major and E flat major Impromptus, and thirteen of Chopin's Waltzes. He excluded No. 2, which he was too exhausted to play; he offered instead Myra Hess's transcription of Bach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, the piece with which he had started his professional career as a pianist in 1935. He died less than 3 months later, in Geneva. Lipatti is buried at the cemetery of Chêne-Bourg next to his wife Madeleine, a noted piano teacher. Lipatti's piano playing was, and is, widely appreciated for the absolute purity of his interpretations, at the service of which he used a masterful pianistic technique. Lipatti is particularly noted for his interpretations of Chopin, Mozart and Bach, but he also made recordings of Ravel's Alborada del Gracioso, Liszt, Enescu, and the Schumann and Grieg piano concertos. His recording of Chopin's Waltzes has remained in print since its release and has long been a favorite of many classical music-lovers. Dinu Lipatti's legacy to new generations of musicians consists of numerous recordings of his concerts worldwide; the power, beauty and sincerity of his recordings continue to inspire and uplift pianists and music lovers. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to classical music interpretation and composition he was posthumously elected in 1997 as a member of the Romanian Academy...



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  • Dinu Lipatti - Ravel - Alborada del gracioso

    5:57

    Dinu Lipatti - Ravel - Alborada del gracioso
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  • Dinu Lipatti - Franz Liszt La Leggierezza,

    4:39

    Rare recording: La leggierezza, étude de concert of Franz Liszt by Dinu Lipatti. BBC Recording (London, september 25, 1947) This copy of La Leggierezza is not complete (missing the first two bars).
    Bad sound quality but the performance is a miracle.

  • Dinu Lipatti | Schubert: Impromptu in G-flat major, Op. 90 No. 3

    4:59

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  • Dinu Lipatti Chopin Concerto #1 1st mvt. - Better sound!

    17:31

    A new remastering I made of the only known complete tape of Lipatti's fabled 1950 Zurich performance of the Chopin E Minor Concerto with Otto Ackermann conducting, based on a remastering I assisted with in 1999 which was published on the German label 'archiphon' in 2000. The sound is much clearer than the EMI release, and the piano sound is more faithfully represented. One can hear Lipatti's huge dynamic range, warm singing sound, clean articulation, and most surprisingly his incredibly vigorous delivery of virtuosic passages, all the more amazing considering how seriously ill he was at the time of this concert.

    I am uploading this in one complete clip as YouTube is now allowing me to do clips longer than 15 minutes; this transfer was previously viewable in two clips.

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  • Dinu Lipatti - Barcarolle for piano in F sharp Major op 60

    8:36

    Dinu Lipatti - Chopin Barcarolle for piano in F sharp major op 60 B 158
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  • Dinu Lipatti plays Schubert Impromptu in E-flat major Op. 90 No. 2

    4:16

    Dinu Lipatti, piano
    LP, Angel, SBR 3800, 1972

  • Dinu Lipatti plays Grieg Concerto in A minor Op. 16

    29:01

    I. Allegro molto moderato (00:00)
    II. Adagio (12:33)
    III. Allegro moderato e marcato (18:57)

    Philarmonia Orchestra
    Alceo Galliera
    rec. 1947

  • Dinu Lipatti plays Bach - Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring

    3:35

    NOTICE: Error on video label: It is in fact Cantata BWV 147 and NOT Prelude BWV 639.

    Arrangement: Dame Myra Hess DBE (25 February 1890 -- 25 November 1965) was a British pianist.

    Dinu Lipatti (1 April 1917 -- 2 December 1950) was a Romanian classical pianist and composer whose career was cut short by his death from Hodgkin's disease at age 33. My most admired classical Pianist.

  • Dinu Lipatti - Concertino for piano and orchestra Op. 3

    17:27

    Dinu Lipatti is regarded as a legend among 20th century pianists. Alfred Cortot thought Lipatti's playing perfection, while Clara Haskil once wrote to him, How I envy your talent. The devil take it. Why must you have so much talent and I so little? Is this justice on earth? Was it justice that such a talented musician had such a short life? Both Lipatti's parents were musicians: his father was a violinist who had studied with Sarasate and Flesch, his mother a pianist. They, and Lipatti's godfather Georges Enescu, nurtured his talents early. Lipatti attended the Bucharest Conservatory, working with Floria Musicescu from 1928 to 1932. Cortot was one of the judges at the 1934 Vienna International Piano Competition, where Lipatti was awarded second prize. Cortot, who thought Lipatti should have won first prize, resigned from the jury and took Lipatti to Paris to study with him and his assistant Yvonne Lefébure. Lipatti also studied conducting with Charles Münch and composition with Nadia Boulanger and Paul Dukas. Lipatti recitals and concerts in Paris in the late 1930s secured his reputation as a performer. He was known for his self-discipline and thoroughness, taking years to learn a concerto before performing it in public. Those who heard him play assumed that either he had studied the music with a composer's eye or he instinctively knew how to make whatever he played sound so obviously what the composer intended, whether it was Bach or Schubert or Ravel. He returned to Bucharest in 1939 to spend the war years teaching, composing, and writing criticism. Just before the end of the war, he was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. His illness was relieved somewhat by new medicines in 1946, enough for him to make recordings for Columbia at his home in Geneva. He took a post teaching at the Geneva Conservatory in 1949 and also recorded the Schumann Piano Concerto with Herbert von Karajan in London. The next year, however, he had to cancel tours of Australia and North and South America and cut back his European performance engagements. Just three months before his death at the age of 33, he gave one last recital in Besançon, fortunately recorded for posterity, his playing still unsurpassed despite his illness.

    (AllMusic)

    Please take note that the audio AND sheet music ARE NOT mine. Change the quality to a minimum of 480p if the video is blurry.

    Original audio:
    (Performance by: Felicja Blumental at the piano, accompanied by the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Rudolf Schwarz CBE)
    Original sheet music:

  • George Enescu and Dinu Lipatti - Enescu Violin Sonata no.3 - I

    7:28

    legendary recording of the composer playing his own piece with an equally brilliant pianist!

  • Dinu Lipatti - Scarlatti sonata kk 380

    2:45

    Dinu Lipatti - Scarlatti sonata kk 380
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  • Dinu Lipatti - Chopin Valse Op. 64 n. 2 in C sharp minor

    3:09

    Dinu Lipatti, piano.
    Frédéric Chopin: Valse Op. 64 n. 2 in C sharp minor n. 7
    Genava, studio recording of 1950
    (not from Besançon).

  • Dinu Lipatti - Schubert Impromptu in G flat Major

    4:59

    Dinu Lipatti - Schubert Impromptu in G flat Major
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  • Dinu Lipatti - Schubert - Impromptu In G Flat, D.899 No.3

    5:01

    Label: EMI Classics – CDH 7 69800 2
    Format: CD, Compilation, Remastered, Mono
    Country: Europe
    Released: 1999
    Genre: Classical
    Style: Baroque, Classical, Romantic

    Record Company – EMI Records Ltd.
    Phonographic Copyright (p) – EMI Records Ltd.
    Copyright (c) – EMI Records Ltd.
    Remastered At – Abbey Road Studios

    Recorded in Genève 1950; London 1947; Besançon 1950
    Made In Germany

  • Carl Orff - Carmina Burana, Orchestra Colegiului National de Arte ”Dinu Lipatti” 25 martie 2015

    13:29

    Orchestra și Corul Colegiului Național de Arte „Dinu Lipatti”
    Dirijor: Andrei Racu
    Dirijor Cor: Lăcrămioara Pauliuc
    Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi „O Fortuna” și „Fortune plango vulnera” reprezentând primele două scene ale primei mișcări a lucrării Carmina Burana de Carl Orff, prezentate în cadrul concertului de gală „Omagiu lui Lipatti” din 25 martie 2015 la Ateneul Român.

  • Schumann: Piano Concerto, Lipatti & Karajan シューマン ピアノ協奏曲 リパッティ

    29:54

    Robert Alexander Schumann (1810-1856)
    Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

    (00:05) 1. Allegro affettuoso (A minor)
    (14:27) 2. Intermezzo: Andantino grazioso (F major)
    (19:52) 3. Allegro vivace (A major)

    Dinu Lipatti (1917-1950), Piano
    Herbert von Karajan (1908-1989), Conductor
    Philharmonia Orchestra

    Rec. 1948

    ロベルト・シューマン
    ピアノ協奏曲 イ短調 作品54

    ピアノ:ディヌ・リパッティ
    指揮:ヘルベルト・フォン・カラヤン
    フィルハーモニア管弦楽団

    録音:1948年

  • Dinu Lipatti - Chopin Valse Op. 69 n. 2 in B minor

    3:34

    Dinu Lipatti, piano.
    Frédéric Chopin: Valse Op. 69 n. 2 in B minor n. 10 (Fontana)
    Genava, studio recording of 1950
    (not from Besançon).

  • Dinu Lipatti 1917-1950 Schumann & Grieg Pianoconcerti ea.wmv

    1:51:19

  • Concert Aniversar 70 ani - Colegiul Național de Arte Dinu Lipatti 2019

    2:12:58

    Ateneul Roman 24 martie 2019, ora 11
    Coru, Orchestra de suflători și Orchestra simfonică a Colegiului Național de Arte „Dinu Lipatti” din București.

    Dirijori:
    Lăcrămioara Pauliuc
    Marcel Pețanca
    Nicolae Racu
    Andrei Racu

    Soliști:
    Viniciu Moroianu - pian
    Cristina Anghelescu - vioară
    Formația „Distinto” - Marius Olteanu, Octavian Dobrotă, Mihai Radu

    Au luat cuvântul:
    Ecaterina Andronescu
    Ionel Florian Lixandru
    Ioana Mihaela Neacșu

    Directori:
    Venera Babeș
    Veronica Zbenghe

    În program:
    1. Imnul Colegiului Național de Arte „Dinu Lipatti” - Vivat Musica -Valentin Mandric/Tudor Paladi
    2. Festival Sanctus - John Leavitt
    3. Cavaleria ușoară - Franz von Suppe
    4. Valurile Dunării - Iosif Ivanovici
    5. Arii din Muntenia - Alfred Mendelsohn
    6. Preludiu - Dinu Lipatti - solist - Viniciu Moroianu
    7. Preludiu în do# minor - Tudor Dumitrescu
    8. Dans Spaniol - Manuel de Falla - vioară - Cristina Anghelescu pian - Viniciu Moroianu
    9. Simfonia a V-a, partea I - Ludwig van Beethoven
    10. O sole mio - Eduard di Capua - formația „Distinto”
    11.Home to Mama - Luigi Denza / Patrizio Buanne - formația „Distinto”
    12. Tablouri dintr-o expoziție: Promenada și Marea Poartă a Kiev-ului - M.P.Musorgski / M. Ravel
    13. Requiem - Dies Irae, Confutatis, Lacrimosa - W.A.Mozart
    14. Carmina Burana - Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi - Carl Orff

  • Lipatti & Ansermet - Schumann Concerto in A minor Op. 54

    31:02

    1. Allegro affettuoso
    2. Intermezzo: Andantino grazioso (15:32)
    3. Allegro vivace (20:26)

    Dinu Lipatti, piano
    Ernest Ansermet conducting the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
    live - Geneva, February 22, 1950

  • Fryderyk Chopin Sonata in si minore op. 58 pianista Dinu Lipatti

    25:22

    Fryderyk Chopin Sonata in si minore op. 58 pianista Dinu Lipatti

  • Dinu Lipatti plays Scarlatti Sonata in G Minor K.450

    3:24

    A private recording, probably home-made, of the legendary pianist Dinu Lipatti playing Scarlatti's Sonata in G Minor K.450, available on

    A series of private discs that came from a Geneva estate ended up in the hands of a collector in Brooklyn around 2007. In early 2008, Lipatti expert Mark Ainley was told of these records by Allan Evans and a few months later visited the collector with International Piano Archives co-founder Gregor Benko, but they were not able to obtain copies at the time. When the collector died a few years later, his and Benko's mutual friend Joseph Ganun of Academy Records arranged for Benko to make copies with master transfer engineer Ward Marston, and the performances were secured for issue on that label's Landmarks of Recorded Pianism Vol.1

    Unfortunately, of the several discs in the collection, only five titles could be rescued in total, as several discs had deteriorated beyond repair. Of these works, several titles were new to Lipatti's discography, among them this particular Scarlatti Sonata. It is estimated that the recordings were made in the 1945-46 season: the solo works found in this collection were in Lipatti's solo programmes that year, and in this collection with matching labels was a broadcast transcription of the world premiere concert performance of Lipatti's Danses Roumaines, from an October 10, 1945 broadcast.

    Lipatti recorded two Scarlatti Sonatas for EMI in 1947, but regrettably these particular ones were not works that lend themselves to particularly creative interpretative possibilities, and therefore they did little to reveal Lipatti's imagination and pianistic mastery. This particular Sonata in G Minor K.450, however, demonstrates Lipatti's musical genius and technical mastery to a remarkable degree: the pianist uses transparency of voicing, mindful use of articulation, rhythmic vitality, and marvellous interplay between left and right hands to highlight shifts in harmonic structure and contrapuntal writing.

    We also hear Lipatti playing much more freely here than in his studio recordings - and this is certainly the case in the two Brahms titles rescued from these private discs (another one uploaded on this channel and available on the same CD set).

  • Dinu Lipattis Last Recital: Besançon, September 16, 1950

    1:13:10

    A transfer of the legendary 2-LP set of the great Romanian pianist Dinu Lipatti's final public concert appearance, at the third International Besançon Festival, on September 16, 1950. The pianist was extremely ill with Hodgkin's Disease at the time, and came very close to cancelling the concert but insisted on playing. He was receiving injections in a room off the side of the stage between works and managed to get through most of the recital, but he was unable to play the last of the 14 Chopin Waltzes he had programmed. He died two and a half months later.

    After the first publication of the 2 Schubert Impromptus from this recital in a 5-disc Columbia set (FCX 491-495) issued in 1955 for the 5th anniversary of the pianist's death, the recital was issued in the US on EMI’s Angel label (Angel 3556 B) and on French Columbia (33FCX 698-699) in early 1957. The international branches of EMI were reluctant to issue the live performance, which largely featured repertoire already recorded in the studio by Lipatti in better sound, but the set was so critically acclaimed – it was the cover feature of the 27 April 1957 issue of the Saturday Review magazine in the US – that it was soon after released internationally on EMI (33CX 1499-1500) and has been lauded as one of the most important classical recordings ever issued.

    Missing from the records was Lipatti’s failed attempt at beginning the last Waltz he had programmed and the Bach he played afterwards. It has now come to light that Lipatti may have played as many as three Bach encores: the Bach-Hess ‘Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring’, the Bach-Kempff ‘Siciliano’, and one of his own arrangements, likely the Malinconico from a Pastorale he had recently transcribed. Testimonials by surviving attendees of the concert as to the number of encores have been inconsistent, but a contemporary newspaper account speaks of three Bach encores. The recital was not transmitted live because of fears around Lipatti’s health so it is unclear if that part of the performance was ever broadcast and if a recording exists.

    There is surviving unissued audio from the recital that includes Lipatti’s exquisitely beautiful ‘preluding’ arpeggios to the Schubert and Chopin, which are not included on the records (for unknown reasons, given that the applause and preluding before the Bach and Mozart were released), as well as extra moments of applause and ambient noise. Unfortunately, most CD reissues of the recital have left out the preluding found on the LP and some applause. The performance as issued here is what was found on the original 1957 LP set.

    The program:

    Bach: Partita No.1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825
    Mozart: Piano Sonata No.8 in A Minor, K 310
    Schubert: Two Impromptus D.899
    - No.3 in G-Flat Major
    - No.2 in E-Flat Major
    Chopin: 13 Waltzes
    - No.5 in A-Flat Major Op.42
    - No.6 in D-Flat Major Op.64 No.1
    - No.9 in A Major Op.69 No.1
    - No.7 in C-Sharp Minor Op.64 No.2
    - No.11 in G-Flat Op.70 No.1
    - No.10 in B Minor Op.69 No.2
    - No.14 in E Minor Op.Posth
    - No.3 in A Minor Op.34 No.2
    - No.4 in F Major Op.34 No.3
    - No.12 in F Minor Op.70 No.2
    - No.13 in D-Flat Major Op.70 No.3
    - No.8 in A-Flat Major Op.64 No.3
    - No.1 in E-Flat Op.18

    It is worth noting that the order of the waltzes here is different than that of the commercial 78s and LPs, though both that version and this live performance are not in chronological order but another sequence of Lipatti's choosing. The pianist stated that because Chopin's Waltzes were not written as a set but rather over an extended period of time, when playing them together it made more sense to present them in a different order. The sequence on the commercial recording was most likely impacted by the length of the original 78rpm records, whereas there would have been no such constraints in this concert performance.

    The images shown in the video are:

    Bach - the concert program of Lipatti's recital, as reproduced in the original LP set
    Mozart - a picture taken the morning of the recital as Lipatti rehearsed in the Salle de Parliament
    Schubert and Chopin - two images that local photographer Michel Meusy had taken of Lipatti during the course of the recital.

    Lipatti plays a Gaveau piano in this recital

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  • Dinu Lipatti - Chopin Valse n° 13 in D flat major

    2:35

    Dinu Lipatti - Chopin Valse n° 13 in D flat major
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  • Dinu Lipatti - Rare Recordings, Bucharest

    9:18

    Rare Recording (1941) Test Recording Bucharest
    Brahms, Intermezzo Op. 116 No. 2 in A minor
    Bach, Chorale in G major Jesus bleibet meine Freude
    Scarlatti, Sonata in G major L. 387
    Chopin, Etude in G flat major Op. 10 No. 5
    (Compare Bach and Chopin with later recording of 1950)

  • Bach / Busoni / Dinu Lipatti, 1950: Nun komm der heiden Heiland - Original LP

    5:45

    #Bach #JSBach #Baroque #ClassicalMusic

    Dinu Lipatti (1917-1950) is soloist in this recording, released in the US on the Columbia label in 1953, of Nun komm der heiden Heiland, after Bach's BWV 659, and as transcribed for piano by Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924). This work is contained in Busoni's Ten Chorale Preludes, KiV B27/3. I created this music video from the LP shown above, serial number ML 4633.

    I have included in this video (at 2:38) the May 2, 1953 Billboard magazine review of this LP. At the close of this video (starting at 4:04) are images from the reverse side of the jacket, including the full text of the notes about Lipatti and his performance. Generally speaking, I rely principally on images of the the LP (1:43) and LP jacket (3:13) in order to remove any doubt about the provenance, as well as to document the authenticity, of historically important recordings such as these.

    Also from this LP:

    Bach / Kempff / Dinu Lipatti, 1950: Siciliana (From Flute Sonata No. 2 in E flat) -
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    More Bach transcriptions:

    Alfred Brendel - Nun komm der heiden Heiland - (Even though I uploaded this video, it does not appear to be available for viewing in the US.)

    Bach/ Busoni: Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639, Wilhelp Kempff -

    In dir ist Freude, BWV 615 (Bach, Busoni), Paul Jacobs:

    Komm, Gott, Schopfer! (Bach / Busoni), Jacobs:

    Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Bach / Busoni), Jacobs:

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    Dinu Lipatti (1917-1950) este solist în această înregistrare, lansat în SUA pe etichetă Columbia în 1953, de der komm Nun Heiden Heiland, după ce lui Bach BWV 659, ca şi transcrise pentru pian de Ferruccio Busoni (1866 - 1924 ). Acest lucru este conţinută în Busoni lui Zece Preludii Chorale, KIV B27 / 3. Am creat acest videoclip de pe LP arătat mai sus, numărul de serie ML 4633.

    Дину Липатти (1917-1950) является солисткой в записи этого альбома, выпущенного в США на лейбле Columbia в 1953 году, о Нун Komm дер Гейден Heiland, после Баха BWV 659, и, как транскрибируется для фортепиано Ферруччо Бузони (1866-1924 ). Эта работа, содержащиеся в Бузони Десять прелюдий хорал, KIV B27 / 3. Я создал эту музыку видео с LP показано выше, серийный номер ML 4633.

    Dinu Lipatti (1917-1950) é solista nesta gravação, lançada em os EUA sobre a etiqueta Columbia, em 1953, de der Heiden Heiland Nun komm, depois BWV 659 de Bach e, transcritas para piano de Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924 ). Este trabalho está contido no Busoni Dez Prelúdios Chorale, KIV B27 / 3. Eu criei este vídeo da música do LP mostrado acima, o número de série ML 4633.

    Dinu Lipatti (1917-1950) a szólistája ezt a felvételt, megjelent az Egyesült Államokban a Columbia címkén 1953-ban, a Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland, után Bach BWV 659, és átírt zongorára által Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924 ). Ez a munka tartalmazza Busoni a Tíz Korál Preludes, KIV B27 / 3. Én hoztam létre ezt a zenét videót az LP fenti, sorozatszám ML 4633.

    Dinu Lipatti (1917-1950) est soliste dans cet enregistrement, diffusé aux États-Unis sur le label Columbia en 1953, de «der Heiden Heiland Nun komm, après BWV 659 de Bach, et la transcription pour piano par Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924 ). Ce travail est contenue dans Busoni Dix préludes de choral,« KIV B27 / 3. J'ai créé ce clip de la LP ci-dessus, le numéro de série ML 4633.

    Дзіну Липатти (1917-1950) з'яўляецца салісткай ў запісе гэтага альбома, выпушчанага ў ЗША на лэйбле Columbia ў 1953 годзе, аб Нун KOMM дэр Гейден Heiland, пасля Баха BWV 659, і, як транскрибируется для фартэпіяна Феручча Бузони (1866-1924 ). Гэтая праца, якія змяшчаюцца ў Бузони Дзесяць прэлюдый харал, KIV B27 / 3. Я стварыў гэтую музыку відэа з LP паказана вышэй, серыйны нумар ML 4633.

    Dinu Lipatti (1917-1950) ist Solistin in dieser Aufnahme, in den USA auf dem Columbia-Label im Jahr 1953 von Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, nach Bachs BWV 659, und als Transkription für Klavier von Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924 ). Diese Arbeit ist in Busonis Zehn Choralvorspiele KIV B27 / 3 enthalten. Ich habe dieses Musik-Video von der LP oben gezeigt, Seriennummer ML 4633.
    David Hertzberg

  • Dinu Lipatti: Ravel - Miroirs No. 4, Alborada del Gracioso

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    Dinu Lipatti (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈdinu liˈpati]; 1 April [O.S. 19 March] 1917 -- 2 December 1950) was a Romanian classical pianist and composer whose career was cut short by his death from Hodgkin's disease at age 33. He was elected posthumously to the Romanian Academy. He entered the 1933 Vienna International Piano Competition but finished second, because the jury considered him too young. Alfred Cortot, who thought Lipatti should have won, resigned from the jury in protest. Lipatti subsequently studied in Paris under Cortot, Nadia Boulanger (with whom he recorded some of Brahms's Waltzes Op. 39), Paul Dukas (composition) and Charles Munch (conducting). He gave his first concert, at the École Normale, on 20 May 1935. However, three days before the concert, Paul Dukas died; in memory of Dukas, Lipatti's first piece at his concert, and the piece he first publicly performed as an adult pianist, was J. S. Bach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring. Lipatti's career was interrupted by World War II. Although he continued to give concerts throughout Europe, including Nazi-occupied territories, he eventually fled his native Romania in 1943 and settled with his wife (Madeleine Cantacuzene, also a concert pianist) in Geneva, Switzerland, where he accepted the position as piano professor at the conservatory. It was at this time that the first signs of his illness emerged. At first, doctors were baffled, but in 1947 he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease. As a result, his public performances became considerably less frequent after the war. Lipatti gave his final recital, which was recorded, on 16 September 1950 in Besançon, France. Despite severe illness, he gave unmatched performances of Bach's Partita in B flat major, Mozart's A minor Sonata, Schubert's G flat major and E flat major Impromptus, and thirteen of Chopin's Waltzes. He excluded No. 2, which he was too exhausted to play; he offered instead Myra Hess's transcription of Bach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, the piece with which he had started his professional career as a pianist in 1935. He died less than 3 months later, in Geneva. Lipatti is buried at the cemetery of Chêne-Bourg next to his wife Madeleine, a noted piano teacher. Lipatti's piano playing was, and is, widely appreciated for the absolute purity of his interpretations, at the service of which he used a masterful pianistic technique. Lipatti is particularly noted for his interpretations of Chopin, Mozart and Bach, but he also made recordings of Ravel's Alborada del Gracioso, Liszt, Enescu, and the Schumann and Grieg piano concertos. His recording of Chopin's Waltzes has remained in print since its release and has long been a favorite of many classical music-lovers. Dinu Lipatti's legacy to new generations of musicians consists of numerous recordings of his concerts worldwide; the power, beauty and sincerity of his recordings continue to inspire and uplift pianists and music lovers. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to classical music interpretation and composition he was posthumously elected in 1997 as a member of the Romanian Academy...



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