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Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli as I Knew Him


Lidia Kozubek

This book explores the artistic principles of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, his concert activities, his art of piano playing, as well as his pedagogy and his attitude towards his students. The author presents the biographical data of the artist as well as the list of his recordings and introduces this extraordinary artist to a wider audience, especially to admirers of beautiful music and its performers. The book aims at encouraging in particular the young to follow the high artistic principles required in such a refined and unique art.


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1. Alberti Luciano, Benedetti Michelangeli chiude trionfalmente il suo Festival ad Arezzo [Benedetti Michelangeli’s triumphant conclusion to his festival at Arezzo], 1.11.1962 2. Allegri Renzo, Non sapete proprio niente di lui [You don’t know anything about him], an interview with Dr Arnaldo Lenghi, ‘Gente’, June 1980 3. A.V., Quando suona ad Arezzo [When he plays in Arezzo], ‘Poltronissima Aretina’, 22.12.1958 4. Benedetti Michelangeli a Mosca [Benedetti Michelangeli in Moscow], ‘Radiocorriere’, May 1964 5. Bertoldi Silvio, in the column Gli uomini che il mondo ci invida [People whom the world envies], El schiavo del piano lo zingaro in frac [He is a slave to the piano, a gypsy in a dress coat], ‘Oggio Illustrato’, 1965 6. Bertoldi Silvio, Un grande artista italiano alla svolta della sua vita: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli ‘Non suoneró piu in Italia’ [A great Italian artist at a turning-point in his life: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli ‘I shan’t be playing in Italy anymore’], ‘Oggio Illustrato’, 1970 7. Bocca Giorgio, Suonara stanca [Playing is tiring], ‘Il Giorno’, 21.06.1964 8. Bucciolotti Mario, Festival Pianistico ad Arezzo in onore di Benedetti Mi- chelangeli, ‘Giornale del Mattino’, 10.10.1962 9. Bucciolotti Mario, Una parte di noi stessi [Part of ourselves], ‘Poltronissima Aretina’, 22.12.1958 10. Bucciolotti Mario, in ‘La Nazione’, 24.04.1963 11. Cavallotti Enrico, L’Arte di Michelangeli tra sentimento e raggione [Michel- angeli’s art — between feeling and reason], following a concert in the Vatican, 1977 12. Chmielowska Wanda, Z zagadnień nauczania gry na fortepianie [Selected problems in piano teaching], PWM, Kraków 1963 13. Damerini...

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