Tharaud, Alexandre

Chopin - Journal Intime

CD
22 Feb 2010

Barcode: 5099945784521

Composer: Frédéric Chopin

Already established as one of today’s most individual and thoughtful pianists, Alexandre Tharaud makes his Erato debut with this collection of pieces by Chopin, Journal intime (Private diary).

Each of the chosen pieces – mazurkas, nocturnes, ballades, the famous Fantaisie-impromptu and a number of other, lesser-known works – has a special importance or association for Tharaud, who cites the pianism of Vlado Perlemuter and Sergey Rachmaninov as a particular influence in the music of Chopin.

Many of these pieces have been in Tharaud’s repertoire since his student days: “I let time work for me. It is extraordinarily enriching to study a work when you are young and then revisit it in the course of your life. It becomes part of you.”

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Mazurka in C sharp minor/cis-moll/en ut dièse mineur, Op.63 No.3  - Alexandre Tharaud 
02 Ballade No.1 in G minor/g-moll/en sol mineur, Op.23  - Alexandre Tharaud 
03 Mazurka in E minor/e-moll/en mi mineur, Op.17 No.2  - Alexandre Tharaud 
04 Mazurka in A minor/a-moll/en la mineur, Op.68 No.2  - Alexandre Tharaud 
05 Fantasie in F minor/f-moll/en fa mineur, Op.49  - Alexandre Tharaud 
06 Nocturne in C sharp minor/cis-moll/en ut dièse mineur, Op. posthume  - Alexandre Tharaud 
07 Mazurka in A minor/a-moll/en la mineur, Op.7 No.2  - Alexandre Tharaud 
08 Ballade No.2 in F major/F-dur/en fa majeur, Op.38  - Alexandre Tharaud 
09 Mazurka in A minor/a-moll/en la mineur, Op.17 No.4  - Alexandre Tharaud 
10 Largo in C minor/c-moll/en ut mineur  - Alexandre Tharaud 
11 in D major/D-dur/en ré majeur: Trois Ecossaises Op.72 No.3  - Alexandre Tharaud 
12 in G major/G-dur/en sol majeur: Trois Ecossaises Op.72 No.3  - Alexandre Tharaud 
13 in D flat major/Des-dur/en ré bémol majeur: Trois Ecossaises Op.72 No.3  - Alexandre Tharaud 
14 Contredanse in B flat major/B-dur/en si bémol majeur  - Alexandre Tharaud 
15 Fantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor/cis-moll/en ut dièse mineur, Op.66  - Alexandre Tharaud 
16 Nocturne in E flat major/Es-dur/en mi bémol majeur, Op.9 No.2  - Alexandre Tharaud 


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