It is such sad news to hear that Radu Lupu died earlier this month.
By all accounts he became increasingly reclusive, and I’m especially saddened that I never had an opportunity to be in the audience for one of his concerts. Did anyone in the community here hear him play live?
His recordings, however, are a treasure: never showy, but played with such natural, appealing musicality. They sound just right.
Here’s two of my favourites. Both Schubert - the Impromptus, of course:
And this exquisite performance of the F minor Fantasy with Murray Perahia:
Which are your particular favourites?
The collaboration with Perahia has long been a favourite of mine too.