Schubert: 4 Impromptus, D. 899 & 6 Moments musicaux Alexandre Tharaud

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Label: Warner Classics

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Instrumental

Artist: Alexandre Tharaud

Composer: Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

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  • Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): 4 Impromptus, Op. 90, D. 899:
  • 1Schubert: 4 Impromptus, Op. 90, D. 899: No. 1 in C Minor09:00
  • 2Schubert: 4 Impromptus, Op. 90, D. 899: No. 2 in E-Flat Major04:34
  • 3Schubert: 4 Impromptus, Op. 90, D. 899: No. 3 in G-Flat Major05:42
  • 4Schubert: 4 Impromptus, Op. 90, D. 899: No. 4 in A-Flat Major06:57
  • Rosamunde, Op. 26, D. 797 (Transcr. Tharaud):
  • 5Schubert: Rosamunde, Op. 26, D. 797: No. 10, Ballet No. 205:49
  • 6Schubert: Rosamunde, Op. 26, D. 797: Overture01:45
  • 7Schubert: Rosamunde, Op. 26, D. 797: No. 6, Entr'acte No. 305:58
  • 8Schubert: Rosamunde, Op. 26, D. 797: No. 1, Entr'acte No. 104:00
  • Moments musicaux, Op. 94, D. 780:
  • 9Schubert: Moments musicaux, Op. 94, D. 780: No. 1 in C Major05:14
  • 10Schubert: Moments musicaux, Op. 94, D. 780: No. 2 in A-Flat Major05:57
  • 11Schubert: Moments musicaux, Op. 94, D. 780: No. 3 in F Minor01:52
  • 12Schubert: Moments musicaux, Op. 94, D. 780: No. 4 in C-Sharp Minor04:21
  • 13Schubert: Moments musicaux, Op. 94, D. 780: No. 5 in F Minor02:13
  • 14Schubert: Moments musicaux, Op. 94, D. 780: No. 6 in A-Flat Major08:16
  • Total Runtime01:11:38

Info for Schubert: 4 Impromptus, D. 899 & 6 Moments musicaux

The programme for Alexandre Tharaud’s first Erato album dedicated to Schubert comprises the four Impromptus D 899 (op 90), the six Moments musicaux and, in Tharaud’s own transcription for piano, four excerpts from the stage music for Rosamunde. When Tharaud performed the Impromptus at London’s Wigmore Hall in 2014, The Guardian wrote: “He got to the heart of the beauties and abysses of this music.”

Alexandre Tharaud, piano

Alexandre Tharaud
For Harmonia Mundi, Alexandre made a series of successful and award winning recordings which included discs of Rameau, Ravel (complete piano works), Bach (Italian Concerti), Couperin, Satie. He has recorded a series of Chopin discs; the complete waltzes and twenty four preludes as well as a personal selection, Journal Intime, which marked his first release with EMI Classics. Subsequent, award winning releases include JS Bach’s keyboard concertos and a selection of Scarlatti’s sonatas.

In recent seasons, Alexandre has appeared at the Köln Philharmonie, Bern Casino, Essen Philharmonie, South Bank piano series, Rudolfinum in Prague, Krakow Philharmonic, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Cité de la Musique, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, John F Kennedy Centre and Hoam Art Hall in Seoul. His festival credits include ‘Piano aux Jacobins', La Roque d'Anthéron, BBC PROMS, Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music, Sacrum-Profanum in Krakow, Schleswig-Holstein and the Rimini festival.

Alexandre is a Resident Artist at the MC2 in Grenoble, and was the Artistic Director of the Amadeus festival in Switzerland in 2011.

As a soloist, Alexandre has performed with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre National de Bordeaux-Aquitaine, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfonica do Estado de Sao Paulo, Umea Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrücken,

Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Taïwan National Symphony Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Les Violons du Roy and the Bolchoi Theatre Orchestra. Next season will see him perform Poulenc’s concerto with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

His close collaboration with cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras has led to invitations to perform at the most prestigious halls around the world and recordings of three successful CDs (Hungarian cello music, Arpeggione, Debussy/Poulenc).

Alexandre's adventurous approach to programming has resulted in a number of commissions and premières; he has toured extensively in Europe with his ‘Hommages à Rameau' and ‘Hommage à Couperin' programmes which feature works by the old masters interwoven with tributes by contemporary composers. May saw the premiere of Pianosong; a selection of contemporary works composed after popular songs from the 1960s-80s. He has also just premiered French composer Gérard Pesson’s new piano concerto, together with the Tonhalle.

Booklet for Schubert: 4 Impromptus, D. 899 & 6 Moments musicaux

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