Benno Moiseiwitsch

May 04, 2019
 
Benno Moiseiwitsch in 1920

Benno Moiseiwitsch in 1920

By Bain - Library of Congress, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=61247873

The Russian pianist Benno Moiseiwitsch was one of the most brilliant piano virtuosos of the middle 20th century. He toured widely, but England was his base. He specialized in the music of Schumann, Chopin and Rachmaninoff. On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we will hear his 1955 recording of the Rachmaninoff Second Piano Concerto. 

 

Play List: ChopinBarcarolle, Op. 60

                Chopin | Ballade No. 3

                Mendelssohn/Rachmaninoff |  Scherzo from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

                RachmaninoffPiano Concerto No. 2, Philharmonia Orchestra, Hugo Rignold


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