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Helene Grimaud Piano Recital - Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Rachimaninov

Release Date: 10/29/2013 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 4891  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachLudwig van BeethovenJohannes BrahmsSergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Hélène Grimaud
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 20 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Franlzjiurter Allgemeine Zeitung wrote of this recital by pianist Hélène Grimaud at the Kammer Musiksaal of the Berlin Philharmonie, “She doesn’t only play the piano - she feels it and she lives it. Every single note proves her devotion to perfection ... her unconventional style captivates everyone in the audience.”

Arguably one of the very top pianists of her generation, her concert career took off in 1987 when she was in her early twenties and she now performs with major orchestras around the world as well as being in demand for recital appearances. The spontaneity of her playing is breathtaking.

Not to be afraid of taking risks and always to play as though it is the first time is
Read more Hélène Grimaud’s maxim.

Her program for this recording features Bach’s Chaconne in D minor, Beethoven’s Sonata No. 31 in A flat Op. 110, and Brahms’ Sonata No. 3 in F minor Op. 5. As encores, she plays two of Rachmaninov’s Etudes tableaux Op. 33.

Region: All
Running Time: 80 minutes
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Works on This Recording

1. Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 5th movement, Chaconne by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hélène Grimaud (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
2. Sonata for Piano no 31 in A flat major, Op. 110 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Hélène Grimaud (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1821-1822; Vienna, Austria 
3. Sonata for Piano no 3 in F minor, Op. 5 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Hélène Grimaud (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Germany 
4. Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 33: Excerpt(s) by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Hélène Grimaud (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Russia 

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