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MENAHEM PRESSLER PLAYS Manuel de Falla´s FANTASÍA BAETICA (LP c.1955) RARE
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Poor quality sound.Old LP. Menahem Pressler fled Nazi Germany in 1939 and emigrated to Israel. His career was launched after he was awarded first prize at the Debussy International Piano Competition in San Francisco in 1946. This was followed by his American debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy. Since then, Pressler's extensive tours of North America and Europe have included performances with the orchestras of New York, Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Dallas, San Francisco, London, Paris, Brussels, Oslo,Buenos Aires, Helsinki, among others. After a solo career of nearly a decade, he debuted as a chamber musician at the 1955 Berkshire Festival, where he appeared as the pianist of the Beaux Arts Trio, with Daniel Guilet, violin, and Bernard Greenhouse, cello. Since 1955, for nearly 60 years, Menahem Pressler has taught on the piano faculty at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where he holds the rank of Distinguished Professor of Music as the Cha