Menahem Pressler

Born 16 December 1923
Menahem Pressler
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1923-12-16
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Menahem Pressler

Menahem Pressler Biography (Wikipedia)

Menahem Pressler (born 16 December 1923, Magdeburg) is a German-born Israeli-American pianist.

Following Kristallnacht, Pressler and his immediate family fled Nazi Germany in 1939, initially to Italy, and then to Palestine. His grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins all died in concentration camps. His career was launched after he won first prize at the Debussy International Piano Competition in San Francisco in 1946. His Carnegie Hall debut subsequently followed, with the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy.

Since 1955, Pressler has taught on the piano faculty at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he holds the rank of Distinguished Professor of Music as the Charles Webb Chair. His debut as a chamber musician was at the 1955 Berkshire Festival, where he appeared as the pianist of the Beaux Arts Trio, with Daniel Guilet, violin, and Bernard Greenhouse, cello. Although he was a junior partner in the Beaux Arts Trio at the outset, Pressler ultimately became the only original member of the trio to perform with the group through its entire existence, including several changes of membership, up to the dissolution of the trio in 2008. In 2010, he played at the Rheingau Musik Festival with Antônio Meneses, the last cellist of the Beaux Arts Trio, and appeared before in the series Rendezvous.

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Ludwig van Beethoven
12 Variations on 'Ein Madchen oder Weibchen' for cello and piano (Op.66)
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12 Variations on 'Ein Madchen oder Weibchen' for cello and piano (Op.66)
Joseph Haydn
Piano Trio No 17 in F major, Hob XV No 2
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Piano Trio No 17 in F major, Hob XV No 2
Franz Schubert
Piano Quintet in A major 'The Trout' (Op.114 (D.667)
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Piano Quintet in A major 'The Trout' (Op.114 (D.667)
Beaux Arts Trio
Allegro Moderato: Piano Trio In G Minor
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Allegro Moderato: Piano Trio In G Minor
Antonín Dvořák
Piano Quintet in A major, Op 81
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Piano Quintet in A major, Op 81
Claude Debussy
La Fille au Cheveux de Lin
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La Fille au Cheveux de Lin
Claude Debussy
Minstrels (Preludes Book 1)
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Minstrels (Preludes Book 1)
Franz Schubert
Piano Quintet in A major, D 667, 'Trout' (3rd mvt)
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Piano Quintet in A major, D 667, 'Trout' (3rd mvt)
Sergey Rachmaninov
Elegiac Trio No 1 in G minor
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Elegiac Trio No 1 in G minor
Claude Debussy
Suite bergamasque 'Clair de lune'
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Suite bergamasque 'Clair de lune'
Johannes Brahms
Intermezzo in A Op.76 No.6
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Intermezzo in A Op.76 No.6
Frédéric Chopin
Mazurka in A minor Op.67 no.4
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Mazurka in A minor Op.67 no.4
Frédéric Chopin
Mazurka in F sharp minor Op.59 no.3
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Mazurka in F sharp minor Op.59 no.3
Claude Debussy
Reverie
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Reverie
Claude Debussy
Preludes - book 1
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Preludes - book 1
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Fantasia In C minor K.475
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Fantasia In C minor K.475
Frédéric Chopin
Sonata for cello and piano (Op.65) in G minor
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Sonata for cello and piano (Op.65) in G minor
Antonín Dvořák
Piano Quintet in A major (3rd mvt, Scherzo)
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Piano Quintet in A major (3rd mvt, Scherzo)
César Franck
Sonata for violin or cello and piano (M.8) in A major
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Sonata for violin or cello and piano (M.8) in A major
Beaux Arts Trio
Trio elegiaque No. 2 in D minor, op. 9
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Trio elegiaque No. 2 in D minor, op. 9
György Kurtág
Impromtu al Ongarese
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Impromtu al Ongarese
Franz Schubert, Menahem Pressler, Gabriel Le Magadure, Mathieu Herzog, Raphaël Merlin & Benjamin Berlioz
Piano Quintet in A major D.667 'The Trout' - iii. Scherzo: Presto
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Piano Quintet in A major D.667 'The Trout' - iii. Scherzo: Presto
Antonín Dvořák
Scherzo (Furiant): molto vivace (Piano Quintet in A major, Op.81)
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Scherzo (Furiant): molto vivace (Piano Quintet in A major, Op.81)
Menahem Pressler
3rd Movt. Scherzo: Presto from Piano Quintet in A Major 'The Trout'
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3rd Movt. Scherzo: Presto from Piano Quintet in A Major 'The Trout'
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1981: Prom 43
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Royal Albert Hall
1981-08-29T13:59:04
29
Aug
1981

Proms 1981: Prom 43

Royal Albert Hall

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