Joseph Battista - began Piano career as a Wunderkind. Stayed and became a major force.

Joseph Battista And Richard Burgin With The Boston Symphony Rehearse The Music Of Chopin – 1951 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Joseph Battista - began Piano career as a Wunderkind. Stayed and became a major force.

Joseph Battista – began Piano career as a Wunderkind. Stayed and became a major figure.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Boston Symphony in Rehearsal – Richard Burgin, assoc. Cond. – Joseph Battista, piano – April 14, 1951.

For this week’s rehearsal, Associate Conductor Richard Burgin leads the Boston Symphony in a rehearsal of the Chopin Piano Concerto number 2, with the noted Italian/American Pianist Joseph Battista as soloist.

As always, not the complete performance but a rehearsal of the first and second movements. Ben Grauer is on hand to deliver commentary, and the whole thing was broadcast on April 14, 1951.

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