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Dinu Lipatti

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Dinu Lipatti is undoubtedly a story among 20th hundred years pianists. Alfred Cortot believed Lipatti’s playing “excellence,” while Clara Haskil once published to him, “COULD envy your skill. The devil consider it. Why should you have a lot skill and I therefore little? Is definitely this justice on the planet?” Was it justice that this type of talented musician experienced such a brief existence? Both Lipatti’s parents had been music artists: his dad was a violinist who experienced analyzed with Sarasate and Flesch, his mom a pianist. They, and Lipatti’s godfather Georges Enescu, nurtured his skills early. Lipatti went to the Bucharest Conservatory, dealing with Floria Musicescu from 1928 to 1932. Cortot was among the judges in the 1934 Vienna International Piano Competition, where Lipatti was granted second reward. Cortot, who believed Lipatti must have received first reward, resigned from your jury and required Lipatti to Paris to review with him and his associate Yvonne Lefébure. Lipatti also analyzed performing with Charles Münch and structure with Nadia Boulanger and Paul Dukas. Lipatti recitals and concerts in Paris in the past due 1930s guaranteed his reputation like a performer. He was known for his self-discipline and thoroughness, acquiring years to understand a concerto before carrying out it in public areas. Those who noticed him play assumed that either he previously analyzed the music using a composer’s eyes or he instinctively understood steps to make whatever he performed sound so certainly the actual composer designed, whether it had been Bach or Schubert or Ravel. He came back to Bucharest in 1939 to invest the battle years teaching, composing, and composing criticism. Right before the end from the battle, he was identified as having a rare type of leukemia. His disease was relieved relatively by new medications in 1946, more than enough for him to create recordings for Columbia at his house in Geneva. He had taken a post teaching on the Geneva Conservatory in 1949 and in addition documented the Schumann Piano Concerto with Herbert von Karajan in London. Another year, however, he previously to cancel travels of Australia and North and SOUTH USA and scale back his Western european performance engagements. Simply 90 days before his loss of life at age 33, he provided one last recital in Besançon, thankfully documented for posterity, his playing still unparalleled despite his disease.

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Full Name Dinu Lipatti
Date Of Birth April 1, 1917
Died December 2, 1950, Geneva, Switzerland
Profession Pianist, Composer
Education National University of Music Bucharest, Gheorghe Lazar National College
Nationality Romanian
Parents Theodor Lipatti, Anna Lipatti
Awards Grammy Hall of Fame
Albums Waltzes, Chopin Waltzes, Dinu Lipatti Plays Bach, Chopin/Grieg: Piano Concertos, Chopin: 14 Valses (Mono Version), Chopin, Enescu, Ravel, Liszt, Brahms (feat. piano: Dinu Lipatti), Bach: Partita No. 1, Récital Chopin (Mono Version), Les Inédits, The Solo Recordings, Bach/Busoni, Liszt, Bartok: Piano Concertos, Dinu Lipatti plays Chopin, Dinu Lipatti (100th Anniversary Edition), Chopin: Valses, vol. 4 (Mono Version), Chopin: Valses - Pianistes de légende, J.S. Bach Played By Dinu Lipatti, Dinu Lapatti Plays Bartok & Brahms, Frédéric Chopin, Dinu Lipatti - The Last Recital (16 September 1950), Chopin: 14 Waltzes, Baracrolle Op. 60, Nocturne Op.27 No. 2 & Mazurka Op. 50 No. 3, Schumann: Piano Concerto Op. 54 - Bach: Partita No. 1, BWV 825 - Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 8, K. 310, Dinu Lapatti Plays Mozart, Hommage à Dinu Lipatti (Mono Version), Chopin: Valses, Barcarolle, Nocturne & Marzurka, Edvard Grieg: Piano Concerto In A Minor, Op. 16 - Johann Sebastian Bach: Piano Concerto In D Minor BWV 1052, Great Recordings of the Century - Dinu Lipatti, Piano Recital, Bach: Pièces arrangées pour piano (Mono Version), Lipatti Rarities: Interviews with and About Dinu Lipatti, Romantic Songs by Mahler, Brahms, Strauss -Vol.3, J.S. Bach, Scarlatti and Mozart, Bach: Pièces pour clavier (Mono Version), Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 3 / Enesco: Piano Sonata No. 3 (Lipatti) (1943-1947), Legendary Pianists: Dinu Lipatti, Dinu Lapatti Plays Enescu & Grieg, Chopin: Valses, vol. 3 (Mono Version), Best Classical Pieces: Chopin, Liszt, Ravel, Brahms, Enescu, Chopin: 4 Valses (Mono Version), Franz List: Totentanz - Andreas Baksa: Konzert für Klavier und Orchester Nr. 1, Op. 36, Chopin/Liszt/Ravel/Brahms/Enescu:Piano Recital, Les grands compositeurs de la musique classique : Frédéric Chopin, Vol. 1, Master Pianist Collection, Dinu Lipatti Plays Chopin (Recorded 1947-1948) (Digitally Remastered), Breitenseer Erntedank – Breitenseer Thanksgiving, Frederick Chopin: Piano Music (1932-1950), Bach, Liszt & Bartok: Piano Concertos, Dinu Lipatti:the Greatest Piano Classical Masters, Dinu Lapatti Plays Mozart, Ravel, Scarlatti & Schubert, Dinu Lapatti Plays Chopin, Chopin: The Complete Recordings, Dinu Lipatti Plays Bach, Chopin, Grieg, Ravel, Schubert & Schumann, Chopin: Piano Music


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