Benno Moiseiwitsch – Pianoforte Solo - The Twenty-Four Preludes - C 3905 - (Condition - 90-95%) - 78 RPM

Benno Moiseiwitsch CBE (22 February 1890 – 9 April 1963) was a Russian/Ukrainian born British pianist.

Born in Odessa, Russian Empire, in present-day Ukraine, Moiseiwitsch began his studies at age seven at the Odessa Music Academy. He won the Anton Rubinstein Prize when he was just nine years old. He later took lessons from Theodor Leschetizky in Vienna. He first appeared in London in 1909 and made his American debut in 1919. He settled in England and took British citizenship in 1937.

Moiseiwitsch was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1946, for his consistent contributions during the Second World War, performing hundreds of recitals to servicemen and charities. He married Daisy Kennedy, an Australian concert violinist, and had two daughters, Sandra and the set designer, Tanya Moiseiwitsch. He and his second wife Anita had a son, noted New Zealand National Radio broadcaster Boris Moiseiwitsch. He was a friend of Nikolai Medtner and commissioned the Piano Concerto No. 3 "Ballade" (1940–43). Moiseiwitsch was particularly known for his interpretations of the late Romantic repertoire, especially the works of Sergei Rachmaninoff (who was an admirer of his playing and referred to Moiseiwitsch as his "spiritual heir"). At the piano, Moiseiwitsch was noted for his elegance, poetry, lyrical phrasing, brilliance, rhythmic freedom, and relaxed virtuosity.

He made recordings for His Master's Voice (now EMI) starting in the 78RPM shellac era, continuing with long-playing records and into the early stereo era. His distinctive style can be heard in his recording of Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and the Barcarolle, Ballade No. 4 and Nocturne, Op. 62 of Frédéric Chopin. In 1950 critic and musicologist Irving Kolodin said about the Ballade in F minor of Chopin played by Moiseiwitsch: "A featherweight touch in the opening section of this work, an apt feeling for its "once upon a time" narrative quality give Moiseiwitsch pre-eminence among present day interpreters...", thus summing up the sensitivity of the playing by Benno Moiseiwitsch. He worked meticulously and amicably as a chamber musician, including in Rachmaninoff's Trio Élégiaque and Cello Sonata in G minor. American critic Harold C. Schonberg praised Moiseiwitsch's formidable technique and free approach to the music, adding that such freedom was "always tempered by impeccable musicality.

Record Details

Title

Benno Moiseiwitsch – Pianoforte Solo - The Twenty-Four Preludes - C 3905

Artist

Benno Moiseiwitsch

Instrument

Piano

Lyrics

Frederic François Chopin

Genre

Western Instrumental

Language

English

Label

HMV

Made In

England

Manufacture

The Gramophone Company Limited

Serial No

C 3905

Side One

  • The Twenty-Four Preludes, OP. 28 No. 1 - Agitato In C Major

No. 2 - Lento In A Minor

No. 3 - Vivace In G Major

Side Two  

  • The Twenty-Four Preludes, OP. 28 No. 4 – Large In E Minor

No. 5 – Allegro Molto In D Major

No. 6 – Lento Assai In B Minor

Specification

Size

12 Inches

Speed

78 RPM

Record Condition

90-95%

Cover Condition

Excellent

Artist
Artist - 1 Benno Moiseiwitsch
Instruments
Instrument - 1 Piano
Lyrics
Lyrics - 1 Frederic François Chopin
Record Details
Genre Western Instrumental
Label HMV
Language English
Size 12 Inches
Speed 78 RPM
Songs
Side1 - Song1 The Twenty-Four Preludes, OP. 28 No. 1 - Agitato In C Major No. 2 - Lento In A Minor No. 3 - Vivace In G Major
Side2 - Song1 The Twenty-Four Preludes, OP. 28 No. 4 – Large In E Minor No. 5 – Allegro Molto In D Major No. 6 – Lento Assai In B Minor

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Benno Moiseiwitsch – Pianoforte Solo - The Twenty-Four Preludes - C 3905 - (Condition - 90-95%) - 78 RPM

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