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Menahem Pressler

p, *1923 DE, Magdeburg
Musician of Classical

Menahem Pressler (born 16 December 1923, Magdeburg) is a German-born Israeli-American pianist.Following Kristallnacht, Pressler and his immediate family fled Nazi Germany in 1939, initially to Italy, and then to Palestine. His grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins all died in concentration camps. His career was launched after he won first prize at the Debussy International Piano Competition in San Francisco in 1946. His Carnegie Hall debut subsequently followed, with the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy.

        
Instruments
  • Piano
  • Keyboards
Genres
  • Classical
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Deux Arabesques, L. 66: No. 1 Andante con moto on Clair de lune by Menahem Pressler
Suite bergamasque, L. 75: 3. Clair de lune on Clair de lune by Menahem Pressler
Piano Quintet In A, Op.81, B. 155: 1. Allegro, ma non tanto on Dvorák: Piano Quintet, Op. 81 / Piano Quartet, Op. 87 by Antonín Dvořák, Emerson String Quartet & Menahem Pressler
Piano Quintet In A, Op.81, B. 155: 2. Dumka (Andante con moto) on Dvorák: Piano Quintet, Op. 81 / Piano Quartet, Op. 87 by Antonín Dvořák, Emerson String Quartet & Menahem Pressler
Rêverie, L. 68 on The Music of Debussy by Claude Debussy
Piano Quintet In A, Op.81, B. 155: 3. Scherzo (Furiant) (Molto vivace) on Dvorák: Piano Quintet, Op. 81 / Piano Quartet, Op. 87 by Antonín Dvořák, Emerson String Quartet & Menahem Pressler
Children's Corner, L. 113: 5. The Little Shepherd on Clair de lune by Menahem Pressler
Piano Quintet In A, Op.81, B. 155: 4. Finale (Allegro) on Dvorák: Piano Quintet, Op. 81 / Piano Quartet, Op. 87 by Antonín Dvořák, Emerson String Quartet & Menahem Pressler
Piano Quartet In E Flat, Op.47: 3. Andante cantabile on Schumann: Piano Quintet, Op.22; Piano Quartet, Op. 47 by Robert Schumann, Emerson String Quartet & Menahem Pressler
Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331: Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331: I. Theme and Variations - Andante grazioso on Mozart: Piano Sonatas No. 11, 17 & 18 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Menahem Pressler

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Clair De Lune (Debussy • Fauré • Ravel)Menahem Pressler2018Album
Fantasia K475 & Piano Sonatas K457, 333Menahem Pressler, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart2017Album
Piano Quintet / String Quartet No. 1Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann – Pacifica Quartet, Menahem Pressler2017Album
Piano Sonatas, K 331, 570 & 576Menahem Pressler - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart2015Album
Estampes, Suite Bergamesque, 2 Arabesques, Rêverie, La Plus Que lente, La Fille Aux Cheveux De LinClaude Debussy - Menahem Pressler2015Album
Lyric Pieces - Books 3 And 4Edvard Grieg, Menahem Pressler2014Album
Piano Quintet Op.44 · Klavierquintett · Quintette Avec Piano / Piano Quartet · Klavierquartett Op.47Robert Schumann - Menahem Pressler · Emerson String Quartet1995Album
Piano Concerto No. 14 In E-Flat Major, Piano Concerto No. 15 In B-Flat MajorWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Wiener Kammerorchester, Edgar Seipenbusch, Menahem Pressler1995Album
Piano Quintet Op. 81 / Piano Quartet Op. 87Antonín Dvořák - Emerson String Quartet, Menahem Pressler1994Album
Triple Concerto / Choral FantasyBeaux Arts Trio, Ludwig van Beethoven, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Menahem Pressler, Kurt Masur1994Album
11 TriosLudwig van Beethoven, Beaux Arts Trio, Daniel Guilet, Menahem Pressler, Bernard Greenhouse1994Compil.
The Twenty-Four Piano Preludes, Op. 34Dmitri Shostakovich - Menahem Pressler1992Album
Mozart: The Piano TriosBeaux Arts Trio, Menahem Pressler1987Album
Schubert The Piano Trios Samtliche Klaviertrios Beaux Arts TrioFranz Schubert, Beaux Arts Trio, Menahem Pressler, Isidore Cohen, Bernard Greenhouse1985Album
Schubert Les Trios avec PianoBeaux Arts Trio, Menahem Pressler, Daniel Guilet, Bernard Greenhouse, Franz Schubert1984Album
Polonäser och MazurkorFrédéric Chopin, Menahem Pressler1975Album
Klavierkonzerte - In G-dur, K. 453 / In C-moll, K. 491Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Menahem Pressler, Wiener Kammerorchester, Wilfried Boettcher1967Album
D'Indy - Suite In Olden Style For Trumpet, Two Flutes And Strings, Op. 24 / Saint-Saens - Septet For Piano, Trumpet And Strings, Op 65Menahem Pressler, Harry Glantz, Julius Baker, Claude Monteux, Philip Sklar1966Album
The Modern Russians: Kabalevsky, Prokofiev, ShostakovitchMenahem Pressler, Harry Glantz, Orchestre De La Société Des Concerts Du Conservatoire1960Album
Shostakovitch: Concerto For Piano, Trumpet, And Strings / Shostakovitch: Sonata No. 2Menahem Pressler, Harry Glantz, Theodore Bloomfield, The M-G-M Orchestra1960Album
Bachianas Brasilieras No. 1 For Eight ´Celli; No. 4 For Solo PianoHeitor Villa-Lobos / Cello Ensamble Conducted By Theodore Bloomfield ; Solo Pianist: Menahem Pressler1955Album
The Twenty-Four Piano Preludes, Op. 34Dmitri Shostakovich - Menahem Pressler1955Album
Manuel De FallaMenahem Pressler1954Single
La Boîte à Joujoux / Histoires (10 Pieces For Piano)Claude Debussy / Jacques Ibert - Menahem Pressler1953Album
D'Indy - Suite In Olden Style For Trumpet, Two Flutes And Strings, Op. 24 / Saint-Saens - Septet For Piano, Trumpet And Strings, Op 65Menahem Pressler, Harry Glantz, Julius Baker, Claude Monteux, Philip SklarAlbum
Grieg*: Lyric Pieces Books 5 And 6. Opp. 54 And 57 - Menahem Pressler, PianistEdvard Grieg, Menahem PresslerAlbum
Lyric Pieces - Books 1 And 2, Op. 12 And 38. Menahem Pressler, PianistMenahem Pressler, Edvard GriegAlbum
Shostakovitch: Concerto For Piano, Trumpet, And Strings / Shostakovitch: Sonata No. 2Menahem Pressler, Harry Glantz, Theodore Bloomfield, The M-G-M OrchestraAlbum
Song Of LoveMenahem PresslerAlbum
Chopin - Concerto De Piano En Fa Mineur / Mendelssohn - Concerto De Piano En Sol MineurFrédéric Chopin, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Menahem PresslerAlbum
The Complete Piano Sonatas Of Sergei Prokofiev Vol IV, Sonata No. 9 In C Major, Op. 103, Prokofiev: Ten Pieces From "Cinderella"Menahem PresslerAlbum
Polonaisen Und MazurkenFrédéric Chopin – Menahem PresslerAlbum
Concerto For Piano, Trumpet And Strings, Op. 35 / Sonata Nº 2 In B Minor, Op. 64Dmitri Shostakovich, Menahem Pressler, Harry Glantz, Theodore BloomfieldAlbum
Ravel trio avec piano Beaux Arts Trio, Sonate pour violon et piano Tzigane Arthur Grumiaux Istvan HajduMaurice Ravel, Menahem Pressler, Daniel Guilet, Bernard Greenhouse, Beaux Arts Trio, Arthur Grumiaux, István HajdúAlbum
Music of Villa-LobosJoseph Battista, Lenore Engdahl, Menahem Pressler, Heitor Villa-LobosAlbum
EstampesClaude Debussy, Menahem PresslerAlbum
Music of Villa-LobosMenahem Pressler, Joseph Battista, Theodore Bloomfield, Izler Solomon, Lenore Engdahl, Carlos SurinachCompil.
Klavierkonzert Nr. 1 / Andante Spianato Und Grande Polonaise BrillanteFrédéric Chopin, Menahem Pressler, Orchester Der Wiener Staatsoper, David Josefowitz / Jean-Marie AubersonAlbum
Mendelssohn - Sextet for piano, violin, two violas, ‘cello, and contrabass, Op. 110Menahem PresslerAlbum
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