He was elected posthumously to the Romanian Academy. Constantin Lipatti from childhood called by the diminutive "Dinu" was born in Bucharest into a musical family: his father was a violinist who had studied with Pablo de Sarasate and Carl Flesch his mother a pianist.
For his baptism, which occurred not shortly after birth as is usual, but when he was old enough to play the piano, Same Girl - Various - Sax For Sex Volume 1 violinist and composer George Enescu agreed to be his godfather.
Lipatti played a minuet by Mozart at his own baptism. He then attended the Bucharest Conservatoire, studying under Florica Musicescuwho also taught him privately. That year he also won a Grand Prize for his symphonic suite Les Tziganes. Alfred Cortotwho thought Lipatti should have won, resigned from the jury in protest.
On 17 Maythree days before the concert, his friend and teacher, Paul Dukas, died and in his memory Lipatti opened his program with J. Bach 's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring in the transcription by Myra Hess the first piece he publicly performed as an adult pianist.
Lipatti's career was interrupted by World War II. Although he gave concerts across the Nazi -occupied territories, as the war grew closer he fled his native Romania in September with his companion and fellow pianist, Madeleine Cantacuzene. With the aid of Edwin Fischer he emigrated to GenevaSwitzerland where he accepted a position as professor of piano at the Geneva Conservatory. At first, doctors were baffled, but in he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease. He and Madeleine eventually married in but Lipatti's health continued to decline.
His energy level was improved for a time by then experimental injections of Courante - Dinu Lipatti - Johann Sebastian Bach and his collaboration with record producer Walter Legge between and resulted in the majority of the recordings of Lipatti's playing. Despite severe illness Edvard Grieg - Piano a high fever, he gave superb performances of Bach's Partita No. Coming to the last one, No. He died less than 3 months later in Geneva aged 33, from a burst abscess on his one lung.
Lipatti's piano playing was, and is, widely appreciated for the absolute purity of his interpretations, at the service of which he used a masterful pianistic technique.
Lipatti is particularly noted for his interpretations of Chopin, Mozart and Bach, but he also made recordings of Ravel 's Alborada del GraciosoLisztEnescuand the Schumann and Grieg piano concertos. His recording of Chopin's Trainfood Souls - Earthquake (14) - Theatricals has remained in print since its release and has long been a favorite of many Edvard Grieg - Piano music-lovers.
Lipatti never recorded any music of Beethoven. It is a common misconception, however, that Lipatti did not perform Beethoven's music until late in his career. The Waldstein Sonata had been a feature of Lipatti's repertoire since He also performed the Emperor Concerto in Bucharest twice during the —41 season, and even stood ready to record it for EMI in Spelljammer - Ancient Of Days An internal memo from Lipatti's recording producer Walter Leggedated 23 Februarystates Uno Esta - Bobbi Humphrey - Fancy Dancer "Lipatti Edvard Grieg - Piano his heart set on doing a Beethoven Concerto in " and nominates the Emperor Concerto, given that Lipatti had already performed it.
A recording of Chopin's Piano Concerto No. However, later on, an authentic recording by Lipatti of the Chopin Concerto was found. Harold C. Schonberg wrote in "Lipatti, a master of the keyboard, would have developed into one of the supreme artists of this era. He was a pianist of the Rachmaninoff order, blessed with an enormous technique and a strong rhythmic sense.
In recognition of his outstanding contributions to classical music interpretation and composition he was posthumously elected in as a member of the Romanian Academy. In addition to his pianistic accomplishments, Lipatti was a composer, who wrote in a neoclassical style with French and Romanian influences. His works include:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Dinu Lapatti. Dinu Lipatti. A Dictionary for the Modern Pianist. Archived from the original on 22 October Retrieved 30 August Walter Legge: Words and Music.
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