Liszt’s First Piano Concerto

Dinu Lipatti recorded only two piano concertos for EMI – the Grieg and Schumann Concertos, both in A Minor, and both mainstays of the repertoire. While the Grieg has its more virtuosic side, somehow Lipatti’s lyricism and musicality have overshadowed his more stunning technical feats in this performance, leaving pianophiles with the impression that he wasn’t the kind of pianist who could play real showpieces. In the digital age and through this blog and other publications it is becoming more known that Lipatti played 23 works for piano and orchestra of all kinds. One of the works that figured in his repertoire for the longest was Liszt’s First Piano Concerto.

Lipatti first played the work in 1933 in Bucharest, and famously performed it with Mengelberg a decade later. Apparently when Lipatti came on the stage for the first rehearsal, Mengelberg said “Das ist kein Liszt-spieler” (“That is no Liszt pianist”) – but once the pianist started playing, the conductor soon revised his assessment. Despite his rather slight appearance, Lipatti had strength in spades, and even though his approach to playing was always musical, he was capable of fireworks.

The last time that Lipatti played the work was on June 6, 1947 in Geneva, with the Radio Suisse Romande orchestra conducted by Ernest Ansermet, at a charity concert for the Red Cross. It came to my attention in 1991 that this performance had been recorded and preserved on a set of acetates owned by Lipatti’s widow. I could not fathom at the time – nor can I still – why she possessed this recording yet seems to have made no effort to have it issued: there is not a shred of correspondence relating to its existence in EMI’s archive. Nevertheless, along with other private recordings, these discs found their way into the hands of Dr. Marc Gertsch, a Lipatti fan in Bern who had come to the rescue of Mrs. Lipatti when the Chopin Concerto scandal had erupted (Gertsch had a recording of an authentic performance and let EMI use it once it was discovered that the recording they had released was not of Lipatti). After Mrs Lipatti died in the early 1980s, Gertsch was allowed to go into her collection and take the records he wanted; he did not take them all at once, and when he returned, those he had left were gone… meaning that there are potentially more private recordings that exist in private hands.

The copies of the Liszt Concerto were well worn, having been played multiple times, and the first record was cracked. While there was a backup reel tape, the sound was not very good on it. My colleague Werner Unger of the archiphon record label met with Gertsch in 1992 and took the recordings to remaster them. He spent hours and hours declicking and splicing the first record into an accurate representation of the performance (having heard the unedited transfer of the disc, with the needle jumping and skipping, I am in utter amazement at how he managed). We released the performance for the first time on archiphon’s ‘Les Inedits’ box set release, which featured other unissued Lipatti performances from Gertsch’s collection. Alas, some of the final mastering by one of Unger’s colleagues removed some of the full-bodied sound that had previously been present in the Liszt.

In 2000, Unger and I were in discussion about Lipatti matters and I suggested he ask EMI what they had prepared for the 50th anniversary of Lipatti’s death so that we could release our own commemorative CD. When it became evident that they had completely missed the occasion and not planned to issue anything, they asked us what we had that they could use, and I proposed the Bach-Busoni, Liszt, and Bartok Third Concertos as a single disc. The CD was eventually issued in early 2001, so this glowing performance of Liszt’s First Concerto is now part of Lipatti’s official discography. (I offered to write the booklet notes for the CD but was told that one of their regular writers would do so, and they thanked me for my interest in their project.) Alas, EMI also continued to fiddle with the engineering after we’d approved of one fine transfer, further compressing and deadening the sound.

Regardless of sonic restrictions, the performance reveals some staggering playing on Lipatti’s part, displaying his unique synthesis of thorough technical command and profound, poised musicality. He has a massive dynamic range (recent digital transfers of the Grieg Concerto give a better idea) and plays with peaked phrasing, crisply defined articulation, dramatic emphasis, and elegant rubato. His tempi would be considered spacious by modern standards: in 1930s Paris, he heard Liszt’s pupil Emil von Sauer play both concertos and was impressed with his slower tempi and refined approach. In the third movement, Lipatti achieves the remarkable ‘bounce’ heard on his legendary disc of Ravel’s Alborada del Gracioso, and the cadenza in that movement (starting around 13:07 on the YouTube clip below) is the most convincing I’ve heard: he slows down and plays with a rumbling bass, arching the phrasing of the melody in a truly sinister fashion that seems so natural and obvious that I can’t understand why other pianists haven’t considered this approach.

Lipatti played the Chopin Andante Spianato and Polonaise at the same concert – it is assumed he played the version with orchestra, though that is not certain – but a recording of that performance has not been found. It is to be hoped that it is among those that went missing from Mrs Lipatti’s collection and will one day be recovered. But fortunately we now have this amazing performance of Liszt’s First Piano Concerto readily available on CD, at iTunes, and on YouTube for all to enjoy.

Dinu Lipatti’s Repertoire – Solo Piano and Two-Piano Works

The following is a list of the works that Dinu Lipatti is known to have played in public. It is based on existing concert programs and letters that give evidence that Lipatti actually played these works in concert – his private repertoire was larger. Occasionally, the list – originally compiled by Lipatti biographer Grigore Bargauanu and the collector Marc Gertsch, with a few additions made now – lacks some detail in terms of exact works: for example, Lipatti played at least six Chopin Preludes, but exactly which ones he performed are unknown. Many of the works – particularly the four Beethoven Sonatas and the Schubert B-Flat Sonata! – are from his early performing years in the 1930s; he played the Waldstein throughout his career, however, and not only in the last few years of his life as his recording engineer Walter Legge erroneously reported. Some of the works that he did play in his later years include Bach Prelude and Fugues, Schumann’s Études Symphoniques, Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin, and Chopin’s Fourth Ballade.

It is an enticing list that makes the lack of more recordings by this unique artist all the more regrettable. Let us hope that some other concert broadcasts or private recordings will be found!

Works for Solo Piano and Two Pianos

Albéniz
Iberia, Book 1 – 1. Evocación
Iberia, Book 1 – 2. El Puerto
Iberia, Book 2 – 3. Triana
Navarra (transcribed by Lipatti)
Petite serenade

Andricu
Two Dances
Two Pieces Op.18

Bach
Chorale in G Major, BWV 147 “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” (arr. Hess)
Chorale Prelude, “Ich ruf zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ” BWV 639 (arr. Busoni)
Chorale Prelude, “Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland” BWV 659 (arr. Busoni)
English Suite No.3 in G Minor, BWV 808
Italian Concerto, BWV 971
Partita No.1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825
Pastorale in F Major for organ, BWV 590 (transcribed Lipatti)
Phantasy in A Minor, BWV 904
Preludes and Fugues from the Well-Tempered Clavier (at least 4)
Prelude and Fugue in E Minor for organ, BWV 533
Siciliano from Flute Sonata, BWV 1031 (arr. Kempff)
Toccata in D Major, BWV 912
Toccata in C Major, BWV 564 (arr. Busoni)

Bartók
Allegro barbaro
Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm (Mikrokosmos Vol.6)
Sonata for Piano

Beethoven
Piano Sonata No.7 in D Major, Op.10 No.3
Piano Sonata No.17 in D Minor, Op.31 No.2
Piano Sonata No.21 in C Major, Op.53 “Waldstein”
Piano Sonata No.23 in F Minor, Op.57 “Appassionata”

Berkeley
Concert Polka for Two Pianos

Brahms
Capriccio in D minor, Op.116 No.7
Intermezzo in A Minor, Op.116 No.2
Intermezzo in E-Flat Major, Op.117 No.1
Intermezzo in B-Flat Minor, Op.117 No.2
Intermezzo in E-Flat Minor, Op.118 No.6
Intermezzo in C Major, Op.119 No.3
Variations on a Theme by Haydn for Two Pianos
Waltzes Op.39 for Two Pianos (Nos. 1, 2, 5, 6, 10, 14, 15 – and perhaps others)

Brero
Five Preludes

Bull
Variations for Keyboard

Byrd
Various Pieces for Keyboard

Casella
Sonatina

Chopin
Ballade No.4 in F Minor, Op.52
Barcarolle in F-Sharp Major, Op.60
Étude in G-Flat Major, Op.10 No.5
Étude in C Major, Op.10 No.7
Étude in F Major, Op.10 No.8
Étude in E Minor, Op.25 No.5
Étude in A Minor, Op.25 No.11
Mazurka in E Minor, Op.41 No.1
Mazurka in B Major, Op.41 No.2
Mazurka in C-Sharp Minor, Op.41 No.4
Mazurka in C-Sharp Minor, Op.50 No.3
Nocturne No.8 in D-Flat Major, Op.27 No.2
Polonaise in E-Flat Major, Op.22
Polonaise in F-Sharp Minor, Op.44
Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-Flat Major, Op.61
various Preludes Op.28 (at least 6)
Rondo in F Major, Op.5
Scherzo No.1 in B Minor, Op.20
Scherzo No.3 in C-Sharp Minor, Op.39
Scherzo No.4 in E Major, Op.54
Sonata No.3 in B Minor, Op.58
Waltzes Nos.1 through 14
Waltz Op. Posth (which one is unknown)

Debussy
Arabesque (No.1 or 2)
Estampes No.2, “La soiree dans Grenade”
Étude pour les arpèges composés (and possibly others)
L’isle joyeuse
Images Book 1 No.1: “Reflets dans l’eau”
Images Book 1 No.2: “Hommage a Rameau”
Preludes (various)

Dohnányi
Capriccio in F Minor, Op.28 No.6

Enescu
Piano Sonata No.1 in F-Sharp Minor, Op.24 No.1
Piano Sonata No.3 in D Major, Op.24 No.3
Suite No.2 in D Major, Op.10
Variations on an Original Theme for two pianos, Op.5

De Falla
Ritual Fire Dance

Fauré
Impromptu No.3 in A-Flat Major, Op.34
Nocturne No.1 in E-Flat Minor, Op.33

Françaix
Concertino for two pianos

Handel
Suite No.3 in D Minor, HWV 428

Jora
Jewish March Op.8

Klepper
Two Dances

Lazar
Two Bagatelles

Lipatti
Compositions of childhood
Romanian Dances for two pianos
Three Dances for two pianos
Nocturne
Phantasie for piano solo
Sonatina for left hand
Suite for two pianos

Liszt
Concert Etude, “La Leggierezza”, S.144
Concert Etude, “Gnomenreigen”, S.145
Harmonies du soir
Mephisto Waltz No.1
Sonetto del Petrarca No.104

Mihalovici
Deux pieces impromptues, Op.19

Mozart
Piano Sonata No. 8 in A Minor, K.310
Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major, K.448

Mozart-Busoni
Duettino concertante for two pianos

Negrea
Sonatine Op.8

Nottara
Two Dances

Poulenc
Six Nocturnes

Ravel
Miroirs No.4, “Alborada del gracioso”
Miroirs No.5, “La vallee des cloches”
Le tombeau de Couperin
La Valse for two pianos

Scarlatti
Piano Sonata in E Major, L.23
Piano Sonata in G Major, L.387
Piano Sonata in D Minor, L.413
Piano Sonata in B-Flat Major
Piano Sonata in F Major
Piano Sonata in G Minor

Schubert
Impromptu No.2 in E-Flat Major, D.899 No.2
Impromptu No.3 in G-Flat Major, D.899 No.3
Piano Sonata No.21 in B-Flat Major, D.960
Allegro in A Minor for two pianos, D.947

Schumann
Blumenstück, Op.19
Carnaval, Op.9
Études Symphoniques, Op.13
Novelette No.2 in D Major, Op.21

Stravinsky
Danse russe (from “Petrouchka”)
Sonata for piano

Weber-Corder
Invitation to the Dance for two pianos

Dinu Lipatti’s Repertoire – Chamber Music

It is a little known fact that Dinu Lipatti was a skilled and enthusiastic chamber music performer. In his teens at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, he had a trio with his fellow students Ginette Neveu and Antonio Janigro. He would tour Switzerland in 1947 with Janigro but it doesn’t seem as though he played with Neveu again, a real loss for posterity, especially since both of them were EMI recording artists. While he recorded his godfather Georges Enescu’s second and third Violin Sonatas with the composer performing, he didn’t officially record any chamber music from the mainstream repertoire. However, he did record six works with Antonio Janigro as a test for Walter Legge in May 1947, but these were never released in his lifetime and only a few shorter works were found and issued in 1994 (this will be the subject of another post).

Below are all of the chamber music works that Dinu Lipatti is known to have played in public, and his private repertoire was doubtless larger: violinist Lola Bobescu spoke of them having played a Mendelssohn Trio together.

Bach
Sonata No.3 in E Major for Violin and Piano, BWV 1016
Sonata No.2 in D Major for Cello and Piano, BWV 1025

Beethoven
Sonata No.6 in A Major for Violin and Piano, Op.30 No.1
Sonata No.7 in C Minor for Violin and Piano, Op.30 No.2
Sonata No.10 in G Major for Violin and Piano, Op.96
Sonata No.3 in A Major for Cello and piano, Op.69
Trio No.4 in B Major, Op.8

Brahms
Liebeslieder Walzer Op.52 for Two Pianos and Singers
Sonata No.1 in E Minor for Cello and Piano, Op.38
Trio No.1 in B Major, Op.8

Chopin
Nocturne in C Sharp Minor for Cello and Piano, Op. Posth.

Enescu
Sonata No.2 in F Minor for Violin and Piano, Op.6
Sonata No.3 in A Minor for Violin and Piano, Op.25
Impressions d’enfance (Suite for Violin and Piano), Op.28

Fauré
Sonata No.1 in A Major for Violin and Piano, Op.13
Sonata No.2 in E Minor for Violin and Piano, Op.108
‘Après un rêve’ for Cello and Piano (after Melodie Op.7 No.1)

Franck
Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano

Lipatti
Sonatina for Violin and Piano
Fantaisie cosmopolite for Violin, Cello, and Piano

Mozart
Sonata in G Major for Violin and Piano, K.379
Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano, K.526?

Ravel
‘Pièce en forme de Habanera’ for Cello and Piano

Rimsky-Korsakov
‘The Flight of the Bumblebee’ for Cello and Piano

Schubert
Trio No.1 in B-Flat Major, D.898

Dinu Lipatti’s Repertoire – Piano and Orchestra

This is a list of works for piano and orchestra that Dinu Lipatti played in public over the course of his career, starting in his teens. His private repertoire was larger – he prepared Ravel’s Left Hand Concerto, for example (his score is filled with detailed fingerings) but he never played it in public. But, contrary to popular belief, he did play Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto – twice, both in Bucharest in the 1940-41 season.

Lipatti recorded only three of these works commercially – the Grieg, Schumann, and his own Concertino – but we now have recordings of 9 out of the 23 works for piano and orchestra that he performed. Let us hope that more broadcast recordings of these other works will surface!

This list will be amended to include dates of known performances of these works based on concert programs in private and official collections.

Works for Piano and Orchestra

Bach-Busoni Piano Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1052
Bach Concerto for Two Pianos in C Minor, BWV 1060?
Bach Concerto for Two Pianos in C Major, BWV 1061
Bartok Piano Concerto No.3
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5 in E-Flat Major, Op.73
Chopin Andante Spianato and Polonaise for Piano and Orchestra, Op.22
Chopin Piano Concerto No.1 in E Minor, Op.11
Grieg Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op.16
Haydn Piano Concerto in D Major Hob.VIII:11 (cadenzas by Lipatti)
Lipatti Concertino in Classical Style, Op.3
Lipatti Danses Roumaines for Piano and Orchestra
Lipatti Symphonie Concertante for Two Pianos and String Orhcestra
Liszt Piano Concerto No.1, S124
Liszt Piano Concerto No.2, S125
Martin Ballade for Piano and Orchestra
Martin “La danse de la peur” for Two Pianos and Orchestra
Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos in E-Flat Major, K365
Mozart Piano Concerto No.9 in E-Flat Major, K271
Mozart Piano Concerto No.20 in D Minor, K.466 (cadenzas by Beethoven)
Mozart Piano Concerto No.21 in C Major, K.467 (cadenzas by Lipatti)
Ravel Piano Concerto in G Major
Schumann Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op.54
Stravinsky Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra

Dinu Lipatti Discography

Below is a list of known recordings of Dinu Lipatti. This discography is currently in draft format and will be revised.

June 25, 1936
Ecole Normale de Musique, Paris

1. Bach: Partita No.1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825: Prelude, Sarabande, Allemande*
2. Bach-Lipatti: Improvisation (on Bach-Busoni Toccata in C)*
3. Brahms: Intermezzo in B-Flat Minor, Op.117 No.2 (abbr.)
4. Enescu: Sonata in F-Sharp, Op.24 No.1: ii. Presto vivace
5. Brahms: Intermezzo in E-Flat minor, Op.118 No.6
*Bach works performed on harpsichord

February 20, 1937; March 12, 1937; January 22, 1938
Salle Gouin, Paris

6. Brahms: Liebeslieder Walzer Op.52
with Nadia Boulanger, piano, Irene Kedroff (soprano), Marie-Blanche de Polignac (alto), Hugues Cuenod (tenor), Paul Derenne (tenor), Doda Conrad (bass)

February 25, 1937
Paris

7. Brahms: Waltzes for Piano 4-hands, Op.39: Nos. 6, 15, 2, 1, 14, 10, 5, 6
with Nadia Boulanger, piano

ca.1940-1941
Bucharest

8. Mozart-Busoni: Duettino Concertante for 2 pianos
with Madelaine Lipatti, piano
This unpublished test recording unfortunately deteriorated to the point that it could not be salvaged

April 28, 1941
Bucharest Broadcasting Studio, Bucharest

9. Bach-Hess: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (abbr)
10. Brahms: Intermezzo in A Minor, Op.116 No.2
11. Brahms: Intermezzo in E-Flat Major, Op.117 No.1
12. Chopin: Waltz No.2 in A-Flat Major, Op.34 No.1
13: Chopin: Etude in G-Flat Major, Op.10 No.5
14: Liszt: Concert Etude No.2: Gnomenreigen
15: Scarlatti: Sonata in G, L387 (Kk14)
16: Schumann: Etudes Symphoniques Op.13: No.9
Note: Some of these recordings may not have been recorded at this session. They were found in a private collection and Lipatti’s biographers Dragos Tanasescu and Grigore Bargauanu believed them all to be made on this, but this has not been verified.

January 14, 1943
Berlin

17. Lipatti: Concertino in Classical Style, Op.3
Hans von Benda, Berlin Chamber Orchestra

March 2, 1943
Romanian Broadcasting Studio, Bucharest

18. Enescu: Suite for Piano No.2 in D, Op.10: Bourree

March 4, 1943
Romanian Broadcasting Studio, Bucharest

19. Lipatti: Sonatina for left hand

March 11, 1943
Romanian Broadcasting Studio, Bucharest

20. Enescu: Violin Sonata No.3 in A Minor, Op.25
with Georges Enescu, violin

March 13, 1943
Romanian Broadcasting Studio, Bucharest

21. Enescu: Violin Sonata No.2 in F Minor, Op.6
with Georges Enescu, violin

October 18, 1943
Radio Bern

22. Enescu: Piano Sonata No.3 in D Major, Op.24

February 20, 1947
EMI Abbey Road Studio No.3, London

23. Scarlatti: Sonata in D Minor, L413 (Kk9)
24. Chopin: Nocturne No.8 in D-Flat Major, Op.27 No.2

March 1 and 4, 1947
EMI Abbey Road Studio No.3, London

25. Chopin: Piano Sonata No.3 in B Minor, Op.58

May 24, 1947
Wolfbach Studio, Zurich

26. Beethoven: Cello Sonata No.3 in A Major, Op.69: I. Allegro ma non tanto
27. Bach: Cello Sonata in D: II. Andante
28. Chopin: Nocturne in C-Sharp Minor
29. Faure: Apres un reve
30. Rimsky-Korsakov: The flight of the bumblebee
31. Ravel: Piece en forme de habanera
with Antonio Janigro, cello

June 6, 1947
Grand Theatre, Geneva

32. Liszt: Piano Concerto No.1 in E-Flat Major
with Ernest Ansermet, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Note – At the same concert, Lipatti performed Chopin’s Andante Spianato and Polonaise, but that recording has not been found

September 18 and 19, 1947
EMI Abbey Road Studio No.1, London

33. Grieg: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op.16
with Alceo Galliera, The Philharmonia Orchestra

September 24, 1947
EMI Abbey Road Studio No.3, London

34. Chopin: Waltz No.2 in A-Flat Major, Op.34 No.1
35. Bach-Hess: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
36. Liszt: Sonetto del Petrarca No.104

September 25, 1947
BBC Studios, London

37. Liszt: La Leggierezza

September 27, 1947
EMI Abbey Road Studio No.3, London

38. Scarlatti: Sonata in E Major, L.23 (Kk380)

October 2, 1947
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

39. Bach-Busoni: Piano Concerto No.1 in D Minor, BWV 1052
with Eduard van Beinum, Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra

April 9 and 10, 1948
EMI Abbey Road Studio No.1, London

40. Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op.54
with Herbert von Karajan, The Philharmonia Orchestra

April 17, 1948
EMI Abbey Road Studio No.3, London

41. Ravel: Alborada del Gracioso

April 17 and 21, 1948
EMI Abbey Road Studio No.3, London

42. Chopin: Barcarolle in F-Sharp Major, Op.60

May 30, 1948
Studio Kurhaus, Grosser Buehnensaal, Baden-Baden

43. Bartok: Piano Concerto No.3
with Paul Sacher, Sinfonie-Orchester des Suedwestfunks

February 7, 1950
Tonhalle, Zurich

44. Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 in E Minor, Op.11
with Otto Ackermann, Zurich Tonhalle-Orchester
45. Chopin: Nocturne No.8 in D-Flat Major, Op.27 No.2
46. Chopin: Etude No.17 in E Minor, Op.25 No.5
47. Chopin: Etude No.5 in G-Flat Major, Op.10 No.5

February 22, 1950
Victoria Hall, Geneva

48. Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op.54
with Ernest Ansermet, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

July 3-12, 1950
Studio 2, Radio Geneve

Chopin: Fourteen Waltzes
49. No.4 in F Major, Op.34 No.3 (July 9)
50. No.5 in A-Flat Major, Op.42 (July 11)
51. No.6 in D-Flat Major, Op.64 No.1 (July 6)
52. No.9 in A-Flat Major, Op.69 No.1 (July 3)
53. No.7 in C-Sharp Minor, Op.64 No.2 (July 3)
54. No.11 in G-Flat Major, Op.70 No.1 (July 3)
55. No.10 in B Minor, Op.69 No.2 (July 4)
56. No.14 in E Minor, Op. posth (July 12)
57. No.3 in A Minor, Op.34 No.2 (July 4)
58. No.8 in A-Flat Major, Op.64 No.3 (July 6)
59. No.12 in F Minor, Op.70 No.2 (July 5 and 9)
60. No.13 in D-Flat Major, Op.70 No.3 (July 9)
61. No.1 in E-Flat Major, Op.18 (July 9)
62. No.2 in A-Flat Major, Op.34 No.1 (July 8 )

July 6, 1950
Studio 2, Radio Geneve

63. Bach-Kempff: Siciliano

July 9, 1950
Studio 2, Radio Geneve

64. Bach: Partita No.1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825
65. Mozart: Piano Sonata No.8 in A Minor, K 310

July 10, 1950
Studio 2, Radio Geneve

66. Bach-Busoni: Chorale Prelude, “Nun komm’, der Heiden Heiland”
67: Bach-Busoni: Chorale Prelude, “Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ”
68. Bach-Hess: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

July 11, 1950
Studio 2, Radio Geneve

69. Chopin: Mazurka No.32 in C-Sharp Minor, Op.50 No.3

July 27, 1950
Radio Geneve, Geneva

70. Interview with Francois Magnenat
71. Chopin: Waltz No.3 in A Minor, Op.34 No.2
72. Bach-Hess: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (excerpt)
73. Bach-Busoni: “Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ”

August 23, 1950
Kunsthaus, Lucerne

74. Interview with Henri Jaton
75. Mozart: Piano Concerto No.21 in C Major, K.467
with Herbert von Karajan, Orchester der Festspiele Luzern

September 16, 1950
Salle du Parlement, Besancon

76. Bach: Partita No.1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825
77. Mozart: Piano Sonata No.8 in A Minor, K 310
78. Schubert: Impromptu No.3 in G-Flat Major, D.899 No.3
79. Schubert: Impromptu No.2 in E-Flat Major, D.899 No.2
Chopin: 13 Waltzes
80. No.5 in A-Flat Major, Op.42
81. No.6 in D-Flat Major, Op.64 No.1
82. No.9 in A-Flat Major, Op.69 No.1
83. No.7 in C-Sharp Minor, Op.64 No.2
84. No.11 in G-Flat Major, Op.70 No.1
85. No.10 in B Minor, Op.69 No.2
86. No.14 in E Minor, Op.posth
87. No.3 in A Minor, Op.34 No.2
88. No.4 in F Major, Op.34 No.3
89. No.12 in F Minor, Op.70 No.2
90. No.13 in D-Flat Major, Op.70 No.3
91. No.8 in A-Flat Major, Op.64 No.3
92. No.1 in E-Flat Major, Op.18

September 29, 1950
Radio Geneve, Geneva

93. Interview with Franz Walter
Note: The performance that Lipatti gave after the interview of the Bach-Kempff ‘Siciliano’ has not been located