Nikita Magaloff ∙ Concert Tours 1955-1973 ∙ 2CD


Nikita Magaloff, throughout his illustrious career, performed alongside leading orchestras worldwide. He fostered personal relationships with notable composers from his home country, such as Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and Stravinsky, and incorporated their music into his extensive repertoire. A sudden and unexpected opportunity arose as violinist Joseph Szigeti was looking for a new accompanist. From 1930 to 1937, the duo embarked on numerous global tours, captivating audiences in Japan, China, Palestine, the Dutch East Indies, Australia, and New Zealand. Magaloff enraptured listeners in prominent European cities by delivering a total of six recitals, each featuring the complete collection of solo piano works published during Chopin’s lifetime (Op. 1–64). Notably, his April 1991 return to Japan after a hiatus of over two decades generated considerable anticipation and excitement in Tokyo. In 1992, the Montreux-Vevey Festival paid tribute to Magaloff on his 80th birthday. Despite his declining health, Magaloff was surrounded by friends and students during the tribute, listening attentively rather than performing himself. Ultimately, Magaloff made his final appearance on stage in Milan on November 15, 1992, marking the end of an extraordinary musical journey. Our double album presents several radio recordings, primarily captured from live performances.

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NIKITA MAGALOFF Concert Tours 1955-1973

CD 1

BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No 4 in G Major, Op 58
Nikita Magaloff ∙ piano
Orchestre national de l’ORTF
Maurice Le Roux ∙ conductor

Recorded · 06 October 1964 · Paris · Théâtre des Champs-Elysées · ORTF · Live Recording

RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No 3 in D Minor, Op 30
Nikita Magaloff ∙ piano
Rundfunkorchester Hannover des NDR
Andrzej Markowski ∙ conductor

Recorded · 12 December 1969 · Hannover · Landesfunkhaus · NDR · Live Recording

CD 2

TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No 1 in B-flat Minor, Op 23
Nikita Magaloff ∙ piano
Orchestre de Radio-Luxembourg
Henri Pensis ∙ conductor

Recorded · 20 October 1955 · Luxembourg · Théâtre Municipal · RTL · Radio Studio Recording

RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G Major, M 83
Nikita Magaloff ∙ piano
Sinfonieorchester des Norddeutschen Rundfunks
Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt ∙ conductor

Recorded · 23 October 1963 · Hamburg · Musikhalle · NDR · Live Recording

PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No 3 in C Major, Op 26
Nikita Magaloff ∙ piano
Orchestre National de l’ORTF
Zdeněk Mácal ∙ conductor

Recorded · 28 November 1973 · Paris · Théâtre des Champs-Elysées · ORTF · Live Recording

Article number: MC 1074
UPC barcode: 791154051016
Release date: 1 July 2023
Booklet: 12 Pages
Total timing: 72:05 CD1 ∙ 79:39 CD2
From the Original Masters ∙ © 2023 Meloclassic

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