Chamayou, Bertrand

Ravel: Complete Works for Solo Piano

15 Jan 2016

Barcode: 0825646026814

“Recording Ravel is not just a return to my roots, but also a natural stage in my development … my style of playing and the way I imagine sound can be largely attributed to Ravel.” Bertrand Chamayou follows his Erato debut – a Schubert programme described by The Sunday Times as an “affecting, beautifully performed disc” – with a double album devoted to the complete solo piano music of the French composer.

***** "His second album for Erato shows Bertrand Chamayou to be an uncommonly adept interpreter of Ravel." (The Independent)

"These recordings of Ravel's most important piano works are [Chamayou's] first at the height of his powers," writes Hugh Canning. "He begins with a limpid Jeux d'eau, played with liquid ease...and he is deliciously playful with Ravel's joky pastiches. The Sunday Times Album of the Week: "For Ravel's greatest piano composition, Gaspard de la Nuit, [Chamayou] summons an almost orchestral palette of colours...'Le Gibet' and 'Scarbo' have rarely been imbued with so much mystery."

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Ravel: Jeux d'eau, M. 30  - Bertrand Chamayou 
02 Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte, M. 19  - Bertrand Chamayou 
03 Ravel: A la manière de... Chabrier, M. 63  - Bertrand Chamayou 
04 Ravel: Miroirs, M. 43: I. Noctuelles  - Bertrand Chamayou 
05 Ravel: Miroirs, M. 43: II. Oiseaux tristes  - Bertrand Chamayou 
06 Ravel: Miroirs, M. 43: III. Une barque sur l'océan  - Bertrand Chamayou 
07 Ravel: Miroirs, M. 43: IV. Alborada del gracioso  - Bertrand Chamayou 
08 Ravel: Miroirs, M. 43: V. La Vallée des cloches  - Bertrand Chamayou 
09 Ravel: Menuet antique, M. 7  - Bertrand Chamayou 
10 Ravel: Sérénade grotesque, M. 5  - Bertrand Chamayou 
11 Ravel: A la manière de... Borodine, M. 63  - Bertrand Chamayou 
12 Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales, M. 61  - Bertrand Chamayou 
13 Casella: A la manière de... Ravel, Op.17b, Book 2: No. 4 Almanzor ou le mariage d'Adelaïde  - Bertrand Chamayou 
16 Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales, M. 61: V. Presque lent  - Bertrand Chamayou 
17 Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales, M. 61: VI. Vif  - Bertrand Chamayou 
18 Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales, M. 61: VII. Moins vif  - Bertrand Chamayou 
19 Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales, M. 61: VIII. Epilogue (Lent)  - Bertrand Chamayou 
Disc 2 
01 Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit, M. 55: I. Ondine  - Bertrand Chamayou 
02 Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit, M. 55: II. Le Gibet  - Bertrand Chamayou 
03 Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit, M. 55: III. Scarbo  - Bertrand Chamayou 
04 Ravel: Menuet in C-Sharp Minor, M. 42  - Bertrand Chamayou 
05 Ravel: Sonatine, M. 40: I. Modéré  - Bertrand Chamayou 
06 Ravel: Sonatine, M. 40: II. Mouvement de menuet  - Bertrand Chamayou 
07 Ravel: Sonatine, M. 40: III. Animé  - Bertrand Chamayou 
08 Ravel: Prelude in A Minor, M. 65  - Bertrand Chamayou 
09 Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, M. 68: I. Prélude  - Bertrand Chamayou 
10 Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, M. 68: II. Fugue  - Bertrand Chamayou 
11 Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, M. 68: III. Forlane  - Bertrand Chamayou 
12 Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, M. 68: IV. Rigaudon  - Bertrand Chamayou 
13 Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, M. 68: V. Menuet  - Bertrand Chamayou 
14 Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, M. 68: VI. Toccata  - Bertrand Chamayou 
15 Ravel: Menuet sur le nom de Haydn, M. 58  - Bertrand Chamayou 
16 Ziloti: Kaddisch, Mélodie hébraïque in C Minor  - Bertrand Chamayou 

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