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MARCEL CIAMPI
French pianist (1891 - 1980)



Marcel Ciampi.  What a pianist! How this name escaped me until now seems utterly inexplicable, but here he is at last.  His Mozart, his Chopin, his Liszt, his Debussy are incomparable.

He studied with Louis Diémer at the Paris Conservatory where he won a first prize in 1909. Thereafter hou toured extensively as a soloist and with the great Catalan cellist, Pablo Casals.  From 1941 until 1961 he taught piano at the conservatory. Among his most notable students were Yvonne Loriod, Eric Heidsieck, Cécile Ousset, Jean-Marc Luisada and the entire Marcel Gazelle and Menuhin family of pianists.  He also taught the noted Scottish composer Thea Musgrave.

He is said to have had a close connection to Debussy, and the Romanian composer Georges Enesco, dedicated his third piano sonata to Marcel Ciampi in 1938.



Mozart  Piano Sonata in A major, K 331

i Theme (Andante grazioso) & Variations
07:03
 ➢ ii Menuetto
10:43 ➢ iii Alla turca (Allegretto

recorded in 1956 (in commemoration of Mozart's bicentennial)




Chopin  Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op 22

recorded in 1952




Chopin  Polonaise 2 in E major, Op 26~2

recorded in 1929




Chopin  Scherzo 2 in B minor, Op 31

recorded in 1929




Chopin  Nocturne 13 in C minor, Op 48~1

recorded in 1929




Chopin  Waltz 9 in A major, posth Op 69~1 "l'Adieu"




Paganini-Liszt Etude 5 "La Chasse"

recorded in 1931




Liszt  Hungarian Rhapsody 11 in A minor

recorded in 1931




Liszt  2 Saint Francois de Paule marchant sur les Flots from Deux Légendes, S 175

recorded in 1931




Franck  Piano Quintet in F minor
with the Quatour Capet


i Molto moderato quasi lento. Allegro



ii Lento con molto sentimento



iii Allegro non troppo ma con fuoco




Debussy   from Préludes, Book I


8 "La fille aux cheveux de lin" - Très calme et doucement expressif

Marcel Ciampi (1928)
02:15 : Myra Hess (1928)
04:35 : Alfred Cortot (1930)
06:26 : Walter Gieseking (1953)
08:52 : Albert Ferber (1953)
11:04 : Jacques Février (1961)
13:15 : Samson François (1971)
16:04 : Claudio Arrau (1978)
18:55 : Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (1978) 
21:45 : Catherine Collard (1993)



10 "La Cathédrale engloutie" - Profondément calme










For those of you who enjoy murder mysteries, here is my first with a strong musical polemic as background

Murder in the House of the Muse

which is also available as an audiobook.



And this is the more recently published second mystery in the series:

Murder Follows the Muse



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