Seen and Heard International, 31 January 2021

Concert review: Seen and Heard International

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.


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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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