P1232. ARTURO BENEDETTI MICHELANGELI: Scarlatti, Galuppi, Brahms, Grieg, Debussy, Albéniz & Mompou; w.Galliera Cond. La Scala Orch.: Concerto in a (Grieg). (Canada) St Laurent Studio YSL 78-371, recorded 1941-48. Transfers by Yves St Laurent.
“Michelangeli ranks among the grandest of all musical autocrats. And when his transcendent mastery is complimented by warmth, wit and charm, such additions are beyond price….”
- Bryce Morrison, GRAMOPHONE, March, 2009
“Michelangeli engaged in an intimate, one-on-one dialogue with the music, and he could only appear on stage if the conditions were in harmony with his sense of perfection ... The fascinating sculptural quality of Michelangeli’s pianism can sometimes be mistaken for coldness, but appearances can be deceptive, as was the case for the man himself. The ice must be broken if we are to appreciate the true density and honesty of his interpretations.”
- Alain Cochard, PIANISTE
“Michelangeli had an ability to evoke a colour world in which he achieved astonishing effects, combining sustained sound with a pearly clarity. He could mould the texture like melted wax into the subtlest shapes.”
- THE INDEPENDENT