The legendary Russian-born Pianist Nikita Magaloff in recital this week. Recorded in concert during the Frick Collection series, Magaloff is featured in a recital of music by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Debussy, Stravinsky and Chopin – broadcast on July 6, 1986.
Here’s what’s on the players:
Part 1: (Top Player)
1. Scarlatti: 3 Sonatas
2. Beethoven: Sonata in E-major op. 109
3. Debussy: Images – series 2
4. Stravinsky: 4 Studies from Opus 7
Part 2: (Bottom Player)
1. Chopin: 24 Preludes from Opus 28 + encores
Magaloff had a long career and played many premiers during that time. He played with all the major symphony orchestras of the world under some of the greatest conductors of the 20th century. It was said that, as he got older, his playing become more impassioned and charged with a sense of great elegance. This concert, recorded some 6 years before his death, bears that out very well.
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