Grimaud, Helene

The Romantic Piano

6 Apr 2018

Barcode: 0190295673901

Composer: Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Strauss, Rachmaninov, Ravel, Gershwin
Other participants: Vladimir Ashkenazy, Kurt Masur, David Zinman, Kurt Sanderling

Hélène Grimaud's particular fascination with the music of German composers - from Beethoven, the father of musical Romanticism, through Schumann and Brahms to the late Romanticism of Strauss - is reflected in this 2-CD set, which also embraces music by Rachmaninov, Ravel and Gershwin. A pianist who combines intellectual and philosophical rigour with a readiness to take risks as she strives for expressive freedom, Grimaud is motivated by a profound personal belief in the power of music: "Music changed my life - it gave me a sense of purpose and direction. It saved me."