Ivan Davis

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Ivan Roy Davis Jr. (Electra, 4 febbraio 1932) è un pianista statunitense.

Diplomatosi nel 1952 al College of Music dell'Università del North Texas,[1], conseguì poi una borsa di studio per studiare all'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia a Roma. Vinse il secondo premio al Concorso pianistico internazionale Ferruccio Busoni nel 1956 e nel 1957 [2] ed il primo premio, nel 1958, al Concorso pianistico dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. Nell'aprile del 1960, Davis vinse il Concorso pianistico Franz Liszt di New York City.[3][4] Ha studiato con Silvio Scionti, Carlo Zecchi e Vladimir Horowitz.[5]

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  • "Davis Plays Czerny, Schumann, Liszt", Audiofon, CD 72004
  • "The Wind Demon and other 19th century piano music", New World, 80257-2
  • "Piano Music of Grieg - Ivan Davis", Audiofon, CD 72022
  • "Liszt - Piano Concertos - Ivan Davis", London Weekend Classics, 421-629-2
  • "Souvenir de Porto Rico, Op. 31 (Gottschalk)|Souvenir de Porto Rico - Piano Music of Gottschalk - Ivan Davis", London Weekend Classics, 436-108-2
  • "Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue - Cleveland Orchestra - Maazel", London Jubilee, 417-716-2
  • "Digital George - Gershwin Classics", Musical Heritage Society, 513380w
  • "Chopin - Favourite Piano Works - Ivan Davis", Castile Communications, CCD-106
  • "Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1 - Davis", Castile Communications, CCD-103
  • "Liszt's Greatest Hits - Hungarian Fantasy with Ormandy, Philadelphia Orchestra, CBS-MLK-39450
  • Great Galloping Gottschalk: America's First Superstar, London Records/Decca (1975) CS 6943
  • "Music of George Antheil", Music Masters Classics (BMG), 67094-2 Performer - Ivan Davis at CD Universe.

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  1. ^ NTSU Graduate Will Play at Alma Mater, The Dallas Morning News, February 15, 1971
  2. ^ Dallasite Winner of Piano Prize, The Dallas Morning News, September 7, 1956
  3. ^ Ivan Davis Wins Prize; Texan, 28, Gets Top Award in Liszt Sesquicentennial Event, The New York Times, April 26, 1960
  4. ^ Plaskin, Glenn (1983) Biography of Vladimir Horowitz p.305 "He had won the first prize in the Busoni and Cecilia competitions and in 1960 he won the Franz Liszt Competition, and received a surprise phone call from Horowitz the day after the announcement." "...with 60 concerts planned for his first cross-country tour and a CBS record contract, Davis intrigued Horowitz."
  5. ^ Plaskin, Glen (1983) Biography of Vladimir Horowitz p.10 "...interviews with all six of Horowitz's students: Gary Graffman, Byron Janis, Ivan Davis..."

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