Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli

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Opus Arte has issued three DVDs of Michelangeli’s performances filmed for RAI in Turin in 1962

Michelangeli Plays Beethoven - Beethoven: Sonata in C major Opus 2 No 3; Sonata No 32 in C minor, Opus 111; Scarlatti: Sonata in C minor K11/L352; Sonata in C major K159/L104; Sonata in A major K322/L483; Sonata in B minor, K27/L449; Galuppi: Sonata in C major

Michelangeli Plays Chopin - Sonata in B flat minor Op 35; Ballade in G minor Op 23; Andante spianato et Grande polonaise brillante Op 22; Fantasia Op 49; Waltz in A flat ('L'adieu') Op 69 No 1; Waltz in A flat Op. 34 No 1; Waltz in B flat (Op post); Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor Op 31; Mazurka in A minor Op. 68 No.2; Mazurka in B minor Op 33 No 4; Mazurka in D flat Op 30 No 3; Berceuse in D flat Op 57

Michelangeli Plays Debussy - Images Books 1 & 2; Children’s Corner; Canope (Préludes Book 2 No.10); Bruyères (Préludes Book 2 No.5) + documentary ‘Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli - Maestro dei Maestri’

Opus Arte 0939, 0940, 0941


Music & Arts has issued a CD


Piano Concerto No 5 in E-flat "Emperor" Opus 73 [ORTF/Jean Martinon, Lausanne Festival, 1970]

Piano Sonata No 4 in E-flat Opus 7 [Bonn, 6 May 1970]

Music & Arts CD-1162



Zecchini Editore has published an Italian translation of Cord Garden’s book Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli: In bilico con un genio [originally published in German as Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli: Gratwanderungen mit einem Genie] The book includes a sampler CD from DG, with a unique recording of a rehearsal of KV 466

Varese: Zecchini Editore, 2004

17 x 24 cm, pp x+222

ISBN: 88-87203-24-5


Music & Arts has issued a CD of ‘two newly discovered broadcast recordings’

Mozart: Piano Concerto in d, K466 [Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra/Karl Munchinger, Liederhalle, Stuttgart, 22 November 1967].

Beethoven: Sonata No 3 in C Opus 2 No 3 [Salle Pleyel, Paris, 11 November 1975].

Music & Arts CD-1147

TAH 537

Tahra has issued a CD that includes ‘previously unissued recordings’ of Mozart and Ravel

Scarlatti: Sonatas L 483/K 322, L 461/K 29 and L 449/K 27 [Teatro Petrarca, Arezzo, 12 February 1952]

Mozart: Piano concerto No 13, KV 415 [Orchestra della RAI di Torino/Mario Rossi; unissued studio recording, RAI Turin, 25 December 1953]

Ravel: Piano concerto in G [Orchestra Stabile dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia/Igor Markevitch; unissued live recording, Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, 28 May 1952]

Tahra TAH 537

BBCL 4128-2

BBC Legends has issued a third CD
of Michelangeli recordings from the
BBC archives

Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in D minor, K11
Keyboard Sonata in B flat major, K332
Keyboard Sonata in B flat major, K172
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.32 in C minor, Op.111
BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London, 12 May 1961
Clementi: Piano Sonata in B flat major, Op.12 No.1
Chopin: Piano Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.35
BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London, 30 June 1959
BBC Legends BBCL 4128-2

TDK 10 5231 9 DV-MPSR

TDK has issued a DVD of
Michelangeli's Lugano Recital, 7 April 1981
Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms
TDK 10 5231 9 DV-MPSR


Also released in Japan on BMG BVBC 31007

and in China on Poloarts VMB-20022-4


L'Epos Società Editrice has published an Italian translation of the book about Michelangeli by Lidia Kozubek Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli [originally published in Polish]
Palermo: L'Epos Società Editrice, 2003

13.5 x 21 cm, pp 248

ISBN: 88-8302-227-0



Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
Un artista geniale, inimitabile, inclassificabile
A brilliant, inimitable, unclassifiable artist


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This is a partial CD discography of recordings by the Italian pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, which is offered in the absence of a more comprehensive and authoritative discography elsewhere. The information has been transcribed from the covers of CDs, not from original sources, and cannot necessarily be relied upon for accuracy.

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