ARC-127 // Lipatti: "Cornerstones"

Early and late recordings, some of them previously unissued


Dinu Lipatti



The Zurich Concert of February 7, 1950
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor Op. 11
Otto Ackermann / Tonhalle Orchester Zürich
Nocturne No. 8 in D Flat major, Op. 27 No. 2
Etude Op. 25 No. 2 in E minor
Etude 10 No. 5 in G flat major Op. ("Black Key")

Interview at Radio Geneva, July 27, 1950
Chopin: Waltz Op. 34 No. 2
Bach/Busoni: "Ich ruf zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ" BWV 639

Test Recordings Paris, June 25, 1936
Bach: Partita No. 1 BWV 825: Allemande *
Bach/Lipatti:Improvisation on Bach/Busoni Toccata in C*
Brahms: Intermezzo Op. 117 No. 2
* Lipatti on harpsichord

Test Recordings Bucharest, April 28, 1941
Brahms: Intermezzi Op. 116 No. 2 and Op. 117 No. 1

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This CD, released in 2001, contains the very first recordings by Dinu Lipatti as well as some of his latest recordings from 1950, the year of his death.

The Zurich Concerto had been remastered from the remaining "original" tape recording of a Swiss collector, which was only a copy from another collector's direct recording taken from the radio broadcast. The history of these sources is explained in the booklet notes by Mark Ainley..

Of special interest  are the previously unpublished recordings of Lipatti playing harpsichord (Paris 1936) as well as some Brahms Intermezzi from Bucharest 1941.


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