2012

DUO

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DEBUSSY: Cello Sonata in D minor
BRAHMS: Cello Sonata No. 1 op. 38
SHOSTAKOVICH: Cello Sonata op. 40
SCHUMANN: Fantasiestücke op. 73

HÉLÈNE GRIMAUD
SOL GABETTA

Deutsche Grammophon
2012

International release 5 October
North America release 23 October

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2011

Mozart

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MOZART

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791):
Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major K. 459
“Ch’io mi scordi di te?” – “Non temer, amato bene” K. 505 (Idamante)
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major K. 488

HÉLÈNE GRIMAUD

Deutsche Grammophon
2011

This album marks two ‘firsts’ for Hélène Grimaud – her first live DG recording and her first ever Mozart concerto recording.

The album is the culmination of a musical love affair which began two years ago when the French pianist played Bach with the Kammerorchster des Symphonieorchesters des Bayerischen Rundfunks (Chamber orchestra of the Bavarian Radio Orchestra). From the beginning there was a very special chemistry and musical understanding. In May this year Hélène Grimaud returned to Munich to play Mozart with the orchestra led by her from the piano, in collaboration with the concert master Radoslaw Szulc. The pianist was so excited by the concerts that she was inspired to release this live recording.

Hélène Grimaud considers the concerto in A major “probably the most sublime concerto Mozart ever wrote”, with a slow movement that is “an extremely deep and painful expression of longing, where you find the real Mozart.” The concerto was a ‘must-have’ for this collaboration. The concerto in F major K459 is less well-known, but with a very special vitality and a virtuosic finale that is for Grimaud, “pure pianistic pleasure”.

As well as the two concertos, the album includes the beautiful concert aria for orchestra, soprano and piano ‘Ch’io mi scordi di te’, sung by young DG soprano Mojca Erdmann. Hélène has loved this aria since she first heard it as a child and for her it represents what is most characteristic in Mozart’s music; grace and tenderness. The aria was Mozart’s declaration of love to the soprano Nancy Storace, his Susanna in the world premiere of “Le nozze di Figaro”. It was composed in 1786, the same year as the Piano Concerto No.23 which it joins here.

Reviewing the Munich concerts, the critic of the Sueddeutsche Zeitung celebrated a “collaboration on the highest level, with a certain friction that makes it different, very special”. The music world can expect something very vital and exciting when the album is released in autumn 2011.

 

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2010

Resonances

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RESONANCES
Solo Works by
Béla Bartók, Alban Berg, Franz Liszt, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Piano Sonata No.8 in A minor, K. 310
Alban Berg (1885-1935): Piano Sonata, Op.1
Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Piano Sonata in B minor, S. 178
Béla Bartók (1881-1945): Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56

HÉLÈNE GRIMAUD

Deutsche Grammophon
2010

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2008

Bach

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Bach: Chaconne in D minor
Bach: Prelude in C minor BWV 847BACH
The Well-tempered Clavier (Selection)
Transcriptions of
Partita for Violin no. 3 BWV 1006
Prelude and Fugue BWV 543
Chaconne in D minor BWV 1004
Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings,
and Continuo no.1 BWV 1052

HÉLÈNE GRIMAUD
Kammerphilharmonie Bremen

Deutsche Grammophon
2008

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2007

Beethoven

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BEETHOVEN
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major “Emperor”
Sonata No. 28. in A major, op. 101

HÉLÈNE GRIMAUD
Staatskapelle Dresden
Vladimir Jurowski

Deutsche Grammophon
2007

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