Pianist Andrea Lucchesini

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Rach3
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Pianist Andrea Lucchesini

Post by Rach3 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:07 pm

My first hearings of this pianist, but shall certainly search for more, these chestnuts good for comparison purposes, the "Moonlight" particularly fine, the other 2 excellent . FWW:

Beethoven's "Moonlight" Sonata :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tesTnpDhgrw ( !! )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPslfE7U5Lc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq-XpVlon7A

Liszt's 6th Rhapsody:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BFc7kwFOVE

Chopin's "Fantasie-Impromptu " , Op.66 :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kv2J8Tutoss

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Re: Pianist Andrea Lucchesini

Post by maestrob » Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:50 pm

Lucchesini was a pupil of Maria Tipo, and released a complete set of the Beethoven Sonatas in 2004 (now available only for download), which received five stars from 3 reviewers on amazon.

Thanks Rach3 for bringing him to our attention!

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Re: Pianist Andrea Lucchesini

Post by Rach3 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:38 pm

The final mov.of Beethoven Op.110, from live recital 1999-2001, as was the "Moonlight" mentioned earlier:

http://tinyurl.com/y8mk6ctw

Bravo!

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Re: Pianist Andrea Lucchesini

Post by maestrob » Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:04 am

The Liszt was quite good, but in poor sound. The Chopin was even better, and in stereo without the annoying hum that accompanied the Liszt, which was monophonic. I'll try the Beethoven later, but this young man has something important to say and should have a major career.

BTW: The Valentina Lisistska Liszt that follows Lucchesini's is also quite good, and in better sound!

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Re: Pianist Andrea Lucchesini

Post by Marc » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:46 am

maestrob wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:04 am
The Liszt was quite good, but in poor sound. The Chopin was even better, and in stereo without the annoying hum that accompanied the Liszt, which was monophonic. I'll try the Beethoven later, but this young man has something important to say and should have a major career.

BTW: The Valentina Lisistska Liszt that follows Lucchesini's is also quite good, and in better sound!
Lucchesini's career is already quite long. In 1983, he won first prize at the ​Festival Dino Ciani, and after that Lucchesini became recording artist for EMI, with a.o. discs of Liszt's Sonata, Chopin's Sonata no.3 and Beethoven's Mondschein and Hammerklavier.
He's probably best known by the earlier mentioned complete Beethoven sonata series for the Stradivarius label, issued as a box set in 2004, but apparently now only available as download.
Lucchesini has recorded for various labels, a.o. solo piano works of Schubert (Improptus), Busoni, Schönberg and Berio. But, AFAIK, his recording legacy isn't very large, so I guess he's more a performing than a recording artist.

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