People know that I am huge fan of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli and religiously collect each single note he ever played. What is much less known that Michelangeli was a superbly gifted composer. Well, perhaps not a composer but “harmonizer”.
I got the Divox CDX-69902 where Coro della SAT chorus performs Italian old song arranged for them by Michelangeli. It is beyond just talented – it is phenomenal.
The chorus: http://www.corosat.it/index-e.htm
The CD: http://www.divox.com/records/canti-poplari-michelangeli
Some harmonies in there are so wild that would make Bach himself to turn in grave - I mean to turn in grave from pleasure and appreciation for the Michelangeli’s composing gift.
I nominate this CD as my best buy in 2010 so far.The caT
"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche