P1336. ARTURO BENEDETTI MICHELANGELI, w.Moshe Atzmon Cond. Vienna S.O: Piano Concerto #15 in B-flat, K.450 (Mozart); Piano Concerto in a (Schumann). (Canada) St Laurent Studio YSL T-975, Live Performances, 14 / 11 June, 1975, resp. 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
"Moshe Atzmon is a Hungarian-born Israeli conductor. He was born Móse Grószberger in Budapest, and at the age of thirteen he emigrated with his family to Tel Aviv, Israel. He started his musical career on the horn before going to London for further studies in conducting. He has won several conducting prizes and held many positions with major orchestras. He was chief conductor of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra from 1967 to 1971 and the Basel Symphony Orchestra from 1972 to 1986. He was also chief conductor of orchestras in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Rennes and of the Dortmunder Philharmoniker."
- Europeana Collections