The Art of Benno Moiseiwitsch | Scribendum SC837

The Art of Benno Moiseiwitsch

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Label: Scribendum

Cat No: SC837

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 19

Release Date: 25th November 2022

Contents

Artists

Benno Moiseiwitsch (piano)

Artists

Benno Moiseiwitsch (piano)

About

Born in Odessa (Ukraine), Benno Moiseiwitsch was a pianist who transcends categorisation. He is as much valued and revered today, as he ever was

An aristocrat and a gentleman, both as an artist and a person, his interpretations are characterised by poetic and lyrical phrasing, as well as natural, unrestrained rhythmic expression and virtuosity

Rachmaninov himself declared that Moiseiwitsch played some of his works, including the Second Piano Concerto, better than he did himself and called him his ‘spiritual heir’

Many pianists choose to express emotion through showmanship. Benno Moiseiwitsch by contrast, was an artist of unpretentious certainty; he kept a poker-faced appearance whilst bringing warmth, elegance, beauty and depth of emotion to his playing.

Works by Beethoven, Brahms, Chasins, Chopin, Daquin, Debussy, Delibes, Delius, Godowsky, Geanados, Grieg, Henselt, Hummel, Ibert, Kabalevsky, Khachaturian, Leschetizky, Liszt, Medtner, Mendelssohn, Moszkowski, Mussorgsky, Palmgren, Poulenc, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Rameau, Ravel, Rubinstein, Saint-Saëns, D Scarlatti, Schubert, Schumann, Scriabin, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Vallier, Wagner and Weber

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