THARAUD, ALEXANDRE

Jeunehomme: Mozart, Haydn Piano Concertos

CD
6 Oct 2014

Barcode: 0825646262687

Alexandre Tharaud returns with an album of music by Haydn and Mozart composed between 1777 and 1786, including the latter's masterpiece the Piano Concerto No.9 'Jeunehomme' widely regarded as one of his greatest contributions to the genre. The piano works are elegantly woven together: while Tharaud performs Mozart’s cadenzas in the Piano Concerto No.9, the pianist has written his own for the Rondo in A – employing themes from 'Jeunehomme' – as well as for the Haydn concerto in which he uses motifs from Mozart’s famous Rondo 'Alla Turca' to give a truly Eastern European flavour to the work that seizes on the spirit of its final-movement Rondo all'Ungherese. The album sees Tharaud reunite with old friends: the award-winning French-Canadian chamber orchestra Les Violons du Roy under the baton of their music director Bernard Labadie, and the outstanding mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato in Mozart’s concert aria 'Ch'io mi scordi di te?'.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-Flat Major, K. 271, 'Jeunehomme': I. Allegro  - Alexandre Tharaud 
02 Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-Flat Major, K. 271, 'Jeunehomme': II. Andantino  - Alexandre Tharaud 
03 Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-Flat Major, K. 271, 'Jeunehomme': III. Rondo (Presto). Alla breve  - Alexandre Tharaud 
04 Rondo in A Major, K. 386  - Alexandre Tharaud 
05 Ch'io mi scordi di te?... Non temer, amato bene, K. 505  - Alexandre Tharaud 
06 Piano Concerto No. 11 in D Major, Hob. XVIII:11 1: I. Vivace  - Alexandre Tharaud 
07 Piano Concerto No. 11 in D Major, Hob. XVIII:11 1: II. Un poco adagio  - Alexandre Tharaud 
08 Piano Concerto No. 11 in D Major, Hob. XVIII:11 1: III. Rondo all'Ungarese  - Alexandre Tharaud 


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