Alexandre Tharaud  piano
Piano aux Champs-Elysées

From Scarlatti to Ravel, Alexandre Tharaud returns to the composers whose pieces brought him popular success

One of the most refined pianists of our times, in his favourite settings. He begins with Scarlatti's sonatas, infusing them with constant inventiveness and giving them sharp relief. Schubert, one of Alexandre Tharaud's secret gardens, which he wanders through like a dream. There's also a surprise, with his own transcription of an emblematic Debussy work. This genuine Ravel enthusiast, who produced a landmark recording of the complete piano works, concludes the evening's offering with Ravel's Miroirs : from the sparkling waters of Une Barque sur l’océan to the intense memory of La Vallée des cloches, and from the mysterious song of the Oiseaux tristes to the dawn song of Alborada del Gracioso.

 

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Alexandre Tharaud à propos des Sonates de Scarlatti

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