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Known for his distinctive and thoughtful programming, French pianist, Alexandre Tharaud presents something of a colourful 'hommage' to French music in his solo recital from the Queen's Hall. Satie's Gnossiennes show the influence of Javanese Gamelan styles which also touched Debussy and Ravel. Gerard Pesson's Butterfly's Note-Book makes playful use of the sparkling percussive colours and rhythms of the keyboard and complements the vibrant and fresh textures of some of Couperin's most famous works. Presented by Jamie MacDougall.

Couperin: Passacaille; Le carillon de Cithere; Le tic-toc-choc ou Les maillotins.
Satie: Gnossiennes No.1, 3 & 5.
Ravel: Sonatine.
Pesson: Butterfly's Note-Book (excerpts).
Debussy: Preludes Book 1.

Alexandre Tharaud - piano.

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1 hour, 30 minutes

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Wed 14 Sep 2011 13:00