Nikita Magaloff

Pianist. Born 8 February 1912. Died 26 December 1992
Nikita Magaloff
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1912-02-08
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Nikita Magaloff

Nikita Magaloff Biography (Wikipedia)

Nikita Magaloff (Russian: Никита Магалов) (21 February [O.S. 8 February] 1912 – 26 December 1992) was a Georgian-Russian pianist.

He was born in Saint Petersburg to a Georgian noble family named Maghalashvili. Magaloff and his family left Russia in 1918 for Finland. His musical interest first stimulated by family friend Serge Prokofiev, he studied with Alexander Siloti before going to Paris, where he studied with Isidor Philipp, chair of the piano department at the Paris Conservatory. He numbered Ravel among his friends there, who, when he graduated in 1929, said 'In Magaloff a great, a truly extraordinary musician is born.'

He was best known for his espousal of the music of Chopin and was accustomed to perform the complete piano works in series of six recitals He was the first to record Chopin's complete works. While these recordings have been criticised for their failure to plumb the depths of Chopin's works, they were innovative for their textual fidelity and unsentimentality. Magaloff, for example, preferred and recorded Chopin's own manuscript versions of the waltzes rather than the familiar versions published posthumously by Julian Fontana.

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Frédéric Chopin
24 Preludes for piano, Op 28
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24 Preludes for piano, Op 28
Maurice Ravel
Gaspard de la nuit
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Gaspard de la nuit
Franz Liszt
La Campanella (Grandes Etudes de Paganini)
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La Campanella (Grandes Etudes de Paganini)
Igor Stravinsky
4 Studies for piano Op.7
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4 Studies for piano Op.7
Franz Liszt
Grandes Etudes de Paganini, S.141
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Grandes Etudes de Paganini, S.141
Frédéric Chopin
Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52
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Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52
Frédéric Chopin
Écossaise in D major, Op 72 No 3
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Écossaise in D major, Op 72 No 3
Nikita Magaloff
Goyescas, Book 2
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Goyescas, Book 2
Nikita Magaloff
Paganini Study No 3 in G sharp minor (6 Grandes études de Paganini)
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Paganini Study No 3 in G sharp minor (6 Grandes études de Paganini)
Carl Maria von Weber
Konzertstuck in F minor
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Konzertstuck in F minor
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