Nikita Magaloff

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Nikita Magaloff
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Born: 21 February 1912, Magalashvili (8 February 1912 in old calendar)
Died: 26 December 1992, Vevey

Georgian-Russian pianist, left Russia in 1918 for Finland, then for Paris. There he studied together with Isidor Philipp. Other contacts he made include Maurice Ravel and Sergei Prokofiev.

Nikita Magaloff was the first to record Frédéric Chopin's complete piano works. Prefering to start from Chopin's original manuscripts, instead of the posthumously editions of his work, he removed the over-sentimental aspect often found in interpretations of Chopin.

Magaloff is also appreciated for his interpretations of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy's works.

In 1949, he took over the master classes of Dinu Lipatti at the Geneva Conservatory. There he teached until 1960. Pupils of him include Martha Argerich, Maria Tipo, Ingrid Haebler and Lionel Rogg.
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LX 3074 Nikita Magaloff - Carnaval album art Schumann*, Nikita Magaloff Schumann*, Nikita Magaloff - Carnaval Decca LX 3074 UK 1954 Sell This Version
LS-532 Nikita Magaloff - Récital Chopin album art Nikita Magaloff - Chopin* Nikita Magaloff - Chopin* - Récital Chopin (Album) Decca LS-532 UK 1952 Sell This Version
LW 5179 Nikita Magaloff - Goyescas, Part II album art Granados*, Nikita Magaloff Granados*, Nikita Magaloff - Goyescas, Part II(10", Album) Decca LW 5179 UK 1955 Sell This Version
LW 5190, LW.5190 Nikita Magaloff - Chopin The Four Impromptus album art Chopin*, Nikita Magaloff Chopin*, Nikita Magaloff - Chopin The Four Impromptus (Album) Decca LW 5190, LW.5190 UK 1956 Sell This Version
LXT 5320, LXT.5320 Nikita Magaloff - Mazurkas Volume 3 Nos. 34-51 album art Chopin*, Nikita Magaloff Chopin*, Nikita Magaloff - Mazurkas Volume 3 Nos. 34-51 Decca, Decca LXT 5320, LXT.5320 UK 1957 Sell This Version
LXT 5318, LXT.5318 Nikita Magaloff - Mazurkas Volume 1 Nos. 1-17 album art Chopin*, Nikita Magaloff Chopin*, Nikita Magaloff - Mazurkas Volume 1 Nos. 1-17(LP, Mono) Decca, Decca LXT 5318, LXT.5318 UK 1957 Sell This Version
LXT 5319, LXT.5319 Nikita Magaloff - Mazurkas Volume 2 Nos. 18-33 album art Chopin*, Nikita Magaloff Chopin*, Nikita Magaloff - Mazurkas Volume 2 Nos. 18-33(LP, Mono) Decca, Decca LXT 5319, LXT.5319 UK 1957 Sell This Version
CS 6035, CS.6035 Nikita Magaloff - Concerto For Piano And Wind Instruments - Capriccio For Piano And Orchestra album art Stravinsky*, Nikita Magaloff With L'Orchestre De La Suisse Romande Conducted By Ernest Ansermet Stravinsky*, Nikita Magaloff With L'Orchestre De La Suisse Romande Conducted By Ernest Ansermet - Concerto For Piano And Wind Instruments - Capriccio For Piano And Orchestra (Album) London Records, London Records CS 6035, CS.6035 US 1958 Sell This Version
WL1140 Nikita Magaloff - Emperor Piano Concerto No. 5 album art Beethoven*, Nikita Magaloff, Vienna Symphony Orchestra*, Willem Van Otterloo Beethoven*, Nikita Magaloff, Vienna Symphony Orchestra*, Willem Van Otterloo - Emperor Piano Concerto No. 5 (Album) Wing Records WL1140 UK 1962 Sell This Version
641.117 LXL Nikita Magaloff - Concerto Pour Piano Et Orchestre No. 1 & Danse Macabre album art Chopin*, Liszt*, Nikita Magaloff, Orchestre Des Concerts Lamoureux, Roberto Benzi Chopin*, Liszt*, Nikita Magaloff, Orchestre Des Concerts Lamoureux, Roberto Benzi - Concerto Pour Piano Et Orchestre No. 1 & Danse Macabre(LP, Mono) Philips 641.117 LXL France 1962 Sell This Version
M-2406 Nikita Magaloff - Concerto De Piano N° 1 album art Tchaikovski* - Nikita Magaloff Piano Orchestre de la Résidence de la Haye* , Direction Willem van Otterloo Tchaikovski* - Nikita Magaloff Piano Orchestre de la Résidence de la Haye* , Direction Willem van Otterloo - Concerto De Piano N° 1 (Album) Concert Hall M-2406 Germany 1964 Sell This Version
SMS - 2395, SMS 2395 Nikita Magaloff - Concerto De Piano N° 2 album art Brahms* - Nikita Magaloff, Orchestre De La Résidence De La Haye*, Willem Van Otterloo Brahms* - Nikita Magaloff, Orchestre De La Résidence De La Haye*, Willem Van Otterloo - Concerto De Piano N° 2 (Album) Guilde Internationale Du Disque, Guilde Internationale Du Disque SMS - 2395, SMS 2395 France 1965 Sell This Version
SMSA 2444, SMS 2444 Nikita Magaloff - Nikita Magaloff Plays Chopin album art Chopin*, Magaloff* Chopin*, Magaloff* - Nikita Magaloff Plays Chopin (Album) Concert Hall, Concert Hall SMSA 2444, SMS 2444 UK 1966 Sell This Version
SFL14047, SFL.14047, 700 169 WGY Nikita Magaloff - Fantasia On Hungarian Folk Tunes / Hungarian Rhapsodies Nos. 1 In F Minor & 4 In C Sharp Minor / Les Preludes album art Liszt*, Nikita Magaloff , Piano, Lamoureux Orchestra, Paris* Conducted By Roberto Benzi / Vienna Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By Tibor Paul Liszt*, Nikita Magaloff , Piano, Lamoureux Orchestra, Paris* Conducted By Roberto Benzi / Vienna Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By Tibor Paul - Fantasia On Hungarian Folk Tunes / Hungarian Rhapsodies Nos. 1 In F Minor & 4 In C Sharp Minor / Les Preludes Fontana, Fontana, Fontana SFL14047, SFL.14047, 700 169 WGY UK 1969 Sell This Version
SMS 2578 Nikita Magaloff - Piano Works album art Claude Debussy, Nikita Magaloff Claude Debussy, Nikita Magaloff - Piano Works (Album) Concert Hall, Concert Hall SMS 2578 France 1969 Sell This Version
ECM 513 Nikita Magaloff - Récital Chopin album art Nikita Magaloff - Chopin* Nikita Magaloff - Chopin* - Récital Chopin (Album) Decca ECM 513 UK 1969 Sell This Version
700 010 WGY Nikita Magaloff - Klavierkonzert Nr. 1 album art Chopin*, Nikita Magaloff, Orchestre Des Concerts Lamoureux, Roberto Benzi Chopin*, Nikita Magaloff, Orchestre Des Concerts Lamoureux, Roberto Benzi - Klavierkonzert Nr. 1 (Album) Fontana 700 010 WGY Italy 1970 Sell This Version
PHC 9007 Nikita Magaloff - Piano Concerto No. 2 In G, Op. 44 album art Tchaikovsky* - Nikita Magaloff, London Symphony Orchestra*, Colin Davis* Tchaikovsky* - Nikita Magaloff, London Symphony Orchestra*, Colin Davis* - Piano Concerto No. 2 In G, Op. 44 (Album) Fontana, Fontana, Fontana PHC 9007 US 1966 Sell This Version
ECS 621 Nikita Magaloff - The Mazurkas, Vol 2 album art Nikita Magaloff, Frédéric Chopin Nikita Magaloff, Frédéric Chopin - The Mazurkas, Vol 2 Decca ECS 621 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
SMSA-2678, SMS-2678 Nikita Magaloff - Carnaval - Etudes symphoniques album art Nikita Magaloff, Schumann* Nikita Magaloff, Schumann* - Carnaval - Etudes symphoniques (Album) Concert Hall, Guilde Internationale Du Disque SMSA-2678, SMS-2678 UK 1971 Sell This Version
SMSA 2556 Nikita Magaloff - Concerto De Piano N° 2 / N° 4 album art Beethoven*Nikita Magaloff, Zurich Radio Orchestra, Gianfranco Rivoli Beethoven*Nikita Magaloff, Zurich Radio Orchestra, Gianfranco Rivoli - Concerto De Piano N° 2 / N° 4 Guilde Internationale Du Disque, Guilde Internationale Du Disque SMSA 2556 UK 1968 Sell This Version
ECS 620 Nikita Magaloff - The Mazurkas, Vol. 1 album art Nikita Magaloff, Frédéric Chopin Nikita Magaloff, Frédéric Chopin - The Mazurkas, Vol. 1(LP, Album) Decca Eclipse ECS 620 UK 1971 Sell This Version
SMS 2892, SMS 2.892 Nikita Magaloff - Piano Sonatas Nº 17, 26, 30 album art Beethoven*, Nikita Magaloff Beethoven*, Nikita Magaloff - Piano Sonatas Nº 17, 26, 30(LP, Album) Concert Hall, Concert Hall SMS 2892, SMS 2.892 France 1974 Sell This Version
6580 119 Nikita Magaloff - Complete Etudes Op. 10 & Op. 25 album art Chopin* - Nikita Magaloff Chopin* - Nikita Magaloff - Complete Etudes Op. 10 & Op. 25 (Album) Philips 6580 119 UK 1975 Sell This Version
6780 024 Nikita Magaloff - Sämtliche / Complete Nocturnes album art Chopin* - Nikita Magaloff Chopin* - Nikita Magaloff - Sämtliche / Complete Nocturnes (Album) Philips 6780 024 Germany 1975 Sell This Version