Exclude the composer and his close rival, Franz Liszt.
Which recorded name springs to mind when you reach for the complete waltzes? This one, right?
Lipatti died at a very young age in 1950 of Hodgkin’s Disease. His Chopin is a recorded legend.
But who knew that he was also a composer? Rumanian pianist Luiza Borac did, and her intriguing exploration of Lipatti’s music is my Album of the Week on Sinfini.