Presto Classical, 7 January 2021

Interview: Presto Classical

Hélène Grimaud on The Messenger

Mozart and the Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov (b.1937) might not, on the face of it, seem like the most obvious of bedfellows, but French pianist Hélène Grimaud’s The Messenger – released towards the end of last year on Deutsche Grammophon – underlined some unexpected connections between the two, and I found myself returning to the album time and again throughout the long winter evenings thanks to its peculiar atmosphere of melancholy tinged with hope.

 

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Blogcritics.org, 10 November 2020

Album review: Blogcritics.org

Music Review: Pianist Hélène Grimaud – ‘The Messenger,’ Works by Mozart and Silvestrov | Blogcritics

Pianist Hélène Grimaud returns to Mozart after nearly a decade with her new album The Messenger . The set pairs well-known pieces by Mozart with works by Valentin Silvestrov in which the contemporary composer channels – or, let’s say, feeds off of – Mozart and other great classical artists.

 

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Platea Magazine (Spain), November 2020

Interview: Platea Magazine (Spain)

Hélène Grimaud: “La música tiene muy difícil sobrevivir a todo lo que está sucediendo”

La pianista francesa Hélène Grimaud, alumna de nombres coom Sándor o Fleisher, es un referente de su instrumento desde hace décadas. Comprometida con el Medio ambiente y con la sociedad que da razón de ser a la cultura, destaca su trabajo en autores como Chopin, Debussy, Brahms, Beethoven o Mozart, además de prestar siempre viva atención a sus contemporáneos.

 

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Radio Classique’s Trophée de la semaine for “The Messenger”

Hélène Grimaud’s new album “The Messenger” receives Radio Classique’s “Trophée de la semaine” award!

Hélène Grimaud, messagère d’harmonie – Radio Classique

Enregistré en ce début d’année à la grande salle de l’Université de Salzbourg, le nouvel album d’Hélène Grimaud comprend trois œuvres de Mozart : la Fantaisie inachevée en ré mineur K. 397, le célèbre Concerto pour piano et orchestre n° 20 en ré mineur K. 466 et la Fantaisie en ut mineur K 475.

 

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