The Michelangeli Centenary on Between the Keys January 7th
This week’s episode of the ASCAP Deems Taylor Virgil Thomson Award winning program Between the Keys celebrates the centenary of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (1920-1995), who would have turned 100 on January 5th. The Classical Network’s Artist-in-Residence Jed Distler has put together a wide-ranging program showcasing the legendary and enigmatic Italian pianist’s legacy.
“Michelangeli cancelled more concerts than he played, and focused his energies on perfecting a relatively small public repertoire,” Distler explains. “Yet, as the saying goes, there’s value in scarcity, and Michelangeli’s best recordings belong in any serious piano library. Has there ever been a more ravishing Debussy ‘Reflets dans l’eau,’ or so rarified a performance of Ravel’s G Major Concerto as Michelangeli’s 1957 studio version, or a more blazing live Grieg Concerto?”
Tune in this Tuesday at 10:00 PM for Between the Keys, an exclusive production of The Classical Network and WWFM.org.