Anthony di Bonaventura
Tuned in concert 12/7/74 Norwalk Ct.
Click .mp3 (301kb) for actual concert sample (Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto, No 3 in D minor, Op. 30)Click .mp3(456kb) for actual concert sample (Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto, No 3 in D minor, Op. 30)
Anthony di Bonaventura is one of that band of prodigies (he made his debut with the New York Philharmonic at thirteen) whose later life fulfilled the early high hopes and expectations.
One of the most eminent pianists of his generation, Mr.
di Bonaventura has performed in 25
countries to superlative critical acclaim. There is hardly a first-rate
orchestra and conductor that has not invited him to appear, no continent
that has not vied for his presence in it's concert halls. He has performed
in all the major festivals and also in the Great Performers Series at
In reviewing his performances more than one (usually)
jaded critic has not hesitated to use the word "genius" a random sampling
from hundreds of laudatory reviews - "an exciting performance and a shiny
virtuoso one ... poised, full of insight and technically brilliant" (The
New York Times). "tone sensitively modulated ... his touch an example of
graduated control in the finest degree ... a musician and pianist to be
remembered and anticipated" (The Washington Post). "a bravura approach
when the music demands it, but founded throughout on a noble musicality,
delicate and full of poetry." (Neues Oesterreich, Vienna).
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