Son of the great Russian bass Alexander Kipnis, both his career as a keyboard player and critic has been distinctive and widely admired. As well as harpsichord, Kipnis played clavichord, fortepiano and modern piano. He played several different styles of music and had contemporary pieces written for him.
Igor Kipnis, who was also an occasional contributor to this magazine's predecessor, Music & Vision, died in Redding, Connecticut on 23 January 2002, aged seventy-one, following a battle with cancer.
CD Spotlight. Clara's Karma? - 150 years' postponement in publication of Clara Schumann's piano sonata, investigated by Jennifer Paull. '... Karen Kushner brings welcomed light ...'
CD Spotlight. Kipnis' Cocktails - Dances by Dvorák, Brahms and Grieg, reviewed by Jennifer Paull. 'This particular mosaic of magical components is just right!'
Mind my harpsichord! - In affectionate memory of Igor Kipnis, close friend and musical collaborator, by Bill Newman
A man of many talents - Jennifer Paull pays tribute to Igor Kipnis, who died on 24 January 2002
CD Spotlight - Issued afresh. '... sheer variety of registration colours ...' Igor Kipnis plays Bach's Partitas reviewed by David Ponsford
Record box - Four-handed music. Igor Kipnis & Karen Kushner, with Basil Ramsey
CD Spotlight - An early Kipnis recording, with Ann Bond