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Extraordinary depths of “Resonances”


“Bach or wolf enclosure, Echo Klassik, Schumann or Chopin: This woman can not be topped. Helene Grimaud can sometimes be heard at Berlin’s summer Waldbühne or seen alongside ZDF’s top rating Thomas Gottschalk. And she is beautiful and smart. Born in Aix-en-Provence in 1969 she has been portrayed as a glossy media artist … But Hélène Grimaud is more than just a show – as she and her new album ‘Resonances’ proves just that.

“Now she has released a whole new and truly personal program in which she rewrites the ‘Viennese Classics’. Travelling through the old Dual Monarchy and along the Danube, this is a journey through the great masters of Austro-Hungarian modernism, with Mozart as the starting point, Alban Berg’s Piano Sonata No. 1 in the middle and concluding with Bartók … Coloured tones of extraordinary dimension, dramatic depths yet full of amazing light.”

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