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Alexandre Tharaud

Duration:
1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 14 September 2011

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2011

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.

Music Played

7 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for François Couperin

    François Couperin Passacaille

    Artist: Alexandre Tharaud Recorded: August 30th, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh

  • Image for François Couperin

    François Couperin Les Ombres Errantes

    Artist: Alexandre Tharaud Recorded: August 30th, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh

  • Image for François Couperin

    François Couperin Le Tic-Toc-Choc ou Les Maillotins

    Artist: Alexandre Tharaud Recorded: August 30th, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh

  • Image for Erik Satie

    Erik Satie Gnossienne No 1, No 3 and No 5

    Artist: Alexandre Tharaud Recorded: August 30th, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh

  • Image for Maurice Ravel

    Maurice Ravel Sonatine

    Artist: Alexandre Tharaud Recorded: August 30th, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh

  • Image for Pesson

    Pesson Butterfly's Notebook

    Artist: Alexandre Tharaud Recorded: August 30th, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh

  • Image for Claude Debussy

    Claude Debussy Preludes Book 1

    Artist: Alexandre Tharaud Recorded: August 30th, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh

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