Nelson Freire among the angels

Nelson Freire among the angels

Daily Comfort Zone

norman lebrecht

November 02, 2021

The glorious Gluck air from Orfeo and Eurydice, arranged by Sgambati.


  • E says:

    He was an angel. To see the appreciation of the orchestra
    musicians, as he plays, is also a grace. So too the
    meditative listening of the Proms audience….Thank you
    for posting this. He is still so
    much with us.

  • David K. Nelson says:

    He has everyone in the palm of his hand in this lovely performance.

    I recall the enormous splash he made with that debut album for Columbia Masterworks, a 2-LP set with Tchaikovsky #1, Schumann, Grieg and the Liszt Totentanz — with the headline on the cover about a new star in the pianistic heavens. I suppose the brooding good looks on the album cover didn’t hurt either. But even so, from that hell-fire debut album one might not have anticipated this Gluck/Sgambati from the same artist.

  • NorCalMichael says:

    Superb. I can’t stop playing this.


    He was gift given from God to the Music Lovers 77 years ago!! RIP, Nelson… _/_