Benno Moiseiwitsch

Piano

Schubert Club Performances:

  • January 20, 1921
  • October 13, 1949

“Spiritual Heir” of Rachmaninoff

Artist note by Richard Evidon

His close friend Rachmaninoff dubbed this famous Ukrainian-British virtuoso his “spiritual heir”. Here is a selection of Moiseiwitsch’s huge discography from the invaluable website “The Piano Files”:

Aristocratic Poise: An Appreciation of Benno Moiseiwitsch

The text is a highly informative appreciation of this formidable pupil of the legendary Leschetizky.

Among many other treasures, there is a fascinating clip of Moiseiwitsch reminiscing about Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in B minor along with his magnificent recording of the piece. And don’t miss the delightful early acoustic recording “Palmgren Dance/Leschetizky Arabesque”.

From the Schubert Club Archive:

Program from Moiseiwitsch’s 1921 performance at People’s Church

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Review of Moiseiwitsch’s 1921 performance

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Review of Moiseiwitsch’s 1921 performance

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Signed program from a London concert given for the National Sunday League in 1937

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