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Sergio Fiorentino

p, 1927-1998 IT
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A.k.a. Bernhard Hausmann Fritz Kermann Stepan Zawisza

Italian pianist. He was born 22 December 1927 in Naples, Italy and died 22 August 1998 in Naples, Italy Sergio Fiorentino studied at the S. Pietro a Maiella where he took his diploma in 1946. Apart from his studies, he worked with Carlo Zecchi in the summer of 1948. Fiorentino stated more than once the debt he owes to him. However, before that he already distinguished himself as a young artist. In June 1947, he won the 2nd prize at the International Piano Competition at Geneva, and the 1st prize in January 1948, at the Rossomandi Contest in Naples, and again in October 1948, at the International Piano Competition held at Genoa. He achieved all this before he reached the age of 19! At the age of 28, his repertoire already included nearly 40 concertos and the complete cycle of Sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Sergio Fiorentino had a special affinity with Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff at that time and already played his complete piano works. He broadcasted Rachmaninoff's 4th Concerto for the BBC on his first visit to London in 1955, a few years later he recorded his 24 Preludes and the Etudes Tableaux for Saga Records (these where planned, but never released). By that time he also played the complete works of Frédéric Chopin and the major works of Robert Schumann and Franz Liszt.

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19 Hungarian Rhapsodies, S. 244: No. 2 in C-Sharp Minor on Fiorentino Plays Liszt by Franz Liszt, Sergio Fiorentino, Erich Riede & NDR Sinfonieorchester
Années de pèlerinage I, Switzerland, S. 160: No. 8, Le mal du pays on Fiorentino Plays Liszt by Franz Liszt, Sergio Fiorentino, Erich Riede & NDR Sinfonieorchester
10 Preludes, Op. 23: V. Alla marcia in G Minor on Fiorentino Edition, Vol. 3: Rachmaninoff: Preludes, Piano Sonatas 1 & 2, Transcriptions by Sergei Rachmaninoff & Sergio Fiorentino
Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17: III. Langsam getragen, durchweg leise zu halten on The Berlin Recordings by Sergio Fiorentino
Années de pèlerinage I, Switzerland, S. 160: No. 1, La chapelle de Guillaume Tell on Fiorentino Plays Liszt by Franz Liszt, Sergio Fiorentino, Erich Riede & NDR Sinfonieorchester
Arabeske in C Major, Op. 18 on The Berlin Recordings by Sergio Fiorentino
Consolations, S. 172 "6 Pensées poétiques": No. 3, Lento placido on Fiorentino Plays Liszt by Franz Liszt, Sergio Fiorentino, Erich Riede & NDR Sinfonieorchester
4 Impromptus, D. 899: IV. Impromtu in A-Flat Major, allegretto on The Berlin Recordings by Sergio Fiorentino
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring on The Berlin Recordings by Sergio Fiorentino
Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825: V. Menuets on The Berlin Recordings by Sergio Fiorentino

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Title Artist Year Type
Live In TaiwanSergio Fiorentino2018Album
Early Recordings 1953-1966 / Fiorentino Edition Volume 4Sergio Fiorentino2016Compil.
Fiorentino Edition Volume 3Sergio Fiorentino, Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff2013Compil.
The Berlin Recordings - Fiorentino Edition Volume 1Sergio Fiorentino2012Compil.
The Complete Liszt Recordings - Fiorentino Edition Volume 2Sergio Fiorentino2012Compil.
Live In Concert On ÉrardSergio Fiorentino2012Album
LisztSergio Fiorentino2009Album
The Early Recordings Volume Six / SchumannSergio Fiorentino2008Compil.
Una Leggenda ItalianaSergio Fiorentino2004Compil.
A Recital Of Concert EncoresSergio Fiorentino2003Compil.
The Fiorentino Edition VII - SchubertSergio Fiorentino2003Album
The Beethoven Sonatas Vol.5Sergio Fiorentino2003Album
The Beethoven Sonatas Vol.1Sergio Fiorentino2002Album
12 Transcendental StudiesFranz Liszt Recital By Sergio Fiorentino2002Album
The Beethoven Sonatas Vol.2Sergio Fiorentino2002Album
Liszt RecitalSergio Fiorentino2002Album
The Early Recordings Volume Four / Liszt The Orchestral RecordingsSergio Fiorentino2002Compil.
Piano Recitals 1962-1987 Unreleased BroadcastsSergio Fiorentino, Robert Schumann, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel2001Album
The Early Recordings Volume Three • Liszt - Années De PèlerinageSergio Fiorentino - Franz Liszt2000Compil.
The Early Recordings Volume Two • The Virtuoso LisztSergio Fiorentino1999Compil.
The Early Recordings Volume One - The Contemplative LisztSergio Fiorentino1999Compil.
The Fiorentino Edition IV - J.S. Bach Volume 1Sergio Fiorentino1998Album
Années De Pèlerinage: Premiere Année - Suisse (Complete)Franz Liszt, Sergio Fiorentino1996Album
In Germany • 1993 Live RecordingsSergio Fiorentino1995Album
Schuman: Piano Concerto In A Minor, Op. 54. Carnival Opus 9Robert Schumann, Sergio Fiorentino1988Album
Nocturnes Volume 1Frédéric Chopin, Sergio Fiorentino1974Album
Nocturnes Volume 2Frédéric Chopin, Sergio Fiorentino1974Album
Piano Concerto In A Minor, Op. 54 / Carnaval, Op. 9Robert Schumann, Sergio Fiorentino1973Album
Franz Liszt - Piano Recital By Sergio FiorentinoSergio Fiorentino1972Album
Carnaval Op. 9Robert Schumann / Johann Sebastian Bach / Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy / Alexander Borodin / Franz Liszt - Sergio Fiorentino1971Album
Polish Fantasy Op.13 / Polonaise Fantasie Op.61Frédéric Chopin, Sergio Fiorentino With Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Vernon Handley1970Album
Rachmaninov - The 24 Preludes Vol. IISergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff, Sergio Fiorentino1970Album
Années De Pèlerinage SuisseFranz Liszt, Sergio Fiorentino1970Album
Piano Concerto No 2 In A Major / Two Hungarian Rhapsodies / Introduction And Polonaise BrillanteFranz Liszt, Carl Maria von Weber, Sergio Fiorentino, Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Vernon Handley1967Album
Late Piano MusicFranz Liszt - Sergio Fiorentino1966Album
Rachmaninov - 24 Preludes (Vol. 2, Op. 32)Sergio Fiorentino, Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff1966Album
Rachmaninov - 24 Preludes (Vol. 1, Op. 23)Sergio Fiorentino, Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff1966Album
Symphonic Etudes / Carnival Jest In ViennaRobert Schumann, Sergio Fiorentino1965Album
Etudes Tableaux, Op. 33 And TranscriptionsSergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff, Sergio Fiorentino1963Album
Gershwin - Porgy & Bess Suite / Three Preludes for Piano / An American In ParisThe London Philharmonic Orchestra, Hugo Rignold, The Hamburg Pro Musica, George Byrd, Sergio Fiorentino1963Album
Piano Concerto No. 1 In B Flat Minor, Op. 23Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Sergio Fiorentino, The Hamburg Pro Musica, George Hurst1963Album
Concerto In F : Three Preludes : Porgy And BessGeorge Gershwin — Sergio Fiorentino - The London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Hugo Rignold1962Album
The Four BalladesFrédéric Chopin, Sergio Fiorentino1962Album
KinderszenenRobert Schumann, Sergio Fiorentino1962Single
12 Etudes Op. 10Frédéric Chopin, Sergio Fiorentino1962Album
26 PreludesSergio Fiorentino Plays Frédéric Chopin1959Album
Piano Concerto No. 5 In E Flat Major, Op. 73 "The Emperor" / 32 Variations In C MinorLudwig van Beethoven / Sergio Fiorentino / George Hurst / The Hamburg Pro Musica1959Album
Piano Concerto No 1 In B Flat Minor Op 23 And Chopin RecitalPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Sergio Fiorentino And The Hamburg Pro Musica Conducted By George Hurst1959Album
Rach Live!Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff, Sergio FiorentinoAlbum
19 Waltzes And The 3 Ecossaises Op. 72cSergio Fiorentino Plays Frédéric ChopinAlbum
Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1 In E Flat And Piano EncoresSergio Fiorentino, The Hamburg Pro Musica, Erich RiedeAlbum
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