Nikita Magaloff Plays Music Of Scarlatti, Beethoven, Debussy, Stravinsky And Chopin – 1986 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert


An immoderate passion for life, reflected in his music.
An immoderate passion for life, reflected in his music.

Nikita Magaloff In Recital – Frick Collection Concerts – July 6, 1986 – WNYC-New York – Part 1

Nikita Magaloff In Recital – Frick Collection Concerts – July 6, 1986 – WNYC-New York – Part 2

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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