Seen and Heard International, 31 January 2021
Two views of a short and satisfying concert from Hélène Grimaud, Dallas Symphony and conductor Nicholas McGegan
United States Mozart: Hélène Grimaud (piano), Dallas Symphony Orchestra / Nicholas McGegan (conductor). Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, USA. Performance from 14.1.2021 livestreamed on DSO’s Next Stage Digital Concert Series ( click here) and on DG Stage ( click here) 29.1.2021.
Amadeus (Italy), December 2020
Presto Classical, 7 January 2021
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.
YourClassical.org, 18 November 2020
New Classical Tracks: Helene Grimaud explores the spiritual nature of Mozart | Your Classical | YourClassical
It has been about 10 years since Helene Grimaud has recorded any Mozart. Her latest release generates a fascinating dialogue between Mozart and the Ukrainian-born contemporary composer Valentin Silvestrov. Enter the giveaway for a chance to win a copy of the CD!