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Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (January 5, 1920 – June 12, 1995) was an Italian classical pianist. He has been regarded as among the most commanding and individual piano virtuosos of the 20th century, among names such as Vladimir Horowitz and Sviatoslav Richter. He is often considered the most important Italian pianist after Ferruccio Busoni.

Born in the province of Brescia, he began music lessons at the age of three, initially with the violin, but quickly switched to the piano. At ten he… read more

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    His Debussy
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    Yeah, alright - aliespirituzomg - why don't we also get rid of all the tags that refer to performers, covering songs by the Beatles, and have them all tagged as "Lennon/McCartney". Btw most players feature a category for composers as well. Why don't you use that before telling people how to tag?
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    He is definitely the pianist I want to become!! (bitter dream)
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    "For the virtuoso, musical works are in fact nothing but tragic and moving materialisations of his emotions: he is called upon to make them speak, weep, sing and sigh, to re-create them in accordance with his own conciousness. In this way he, like the composer, is a creator, for he must have within himself those passions he wishes to bring intensely to life." Franz Liszt vs. sixteeen year old girl.
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    I wish that they would get the albums right... classical music on is in squander.
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    Chopin, Debussy, Ravel...simply the greatest of them all...At his best unparalleled......
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    Maybe the best performer of XX Century..
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    The best performance of Grieg's A minor concert ...
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    I'll never forget his flawless Scarlatti sonatas

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