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Ballade / Jacques Després

Jacques Després, Piano
Release Date: 02/03/2004 
Label:  Arktos Recordings   Catalog #: 200372  
Composer:  Jacques HétuClaude DebussyJohannes BrahmsFrédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jacques Després
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Widely acclaimed pianist Jacques Després has dazzled audiences for over two decades in his native Canada and the U.S. with his sensitive yet powerful style and sympathetic interpretations of a broad range of composers. Since his debut with the Montréal Symphony Orchestra in 1978, Mr. Després has appeared as soloist with many other symphony orchestras under the baton of conductors including Otto-Werner Muller, Franz-Paul Dekker, Jens Nygaard and Simon Streatfield. He has also shared the stage, in gala concerts, with internationally renowned pianists Radu Lupu, Lazar Berman, Ilana Vered, David Owen Norris, and Nicolai Petrov. Mr. Després tours have included numerous recitals in Canada aired on CBC radio, and Read more performances at summer festivals in North America. Mr. Després has established a solid reputation as a leading lecture-performance artist on both period and modern instruments. He was invited to speak on the Chopin Ballades at the Juilliard School, the early sonatas of Beethoven at the yearly Friends of the Arts Beethoven Festival on Long Island and the Bartók Mikrokosmos at Vanderbilt University. The long list of Mr. Després' prestigious awards includes: The Frank Kopp Memorial Prize at the University of Maryland International Piano Competition; First Prize at the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Competition; and the Musical Academy of Quebec 'Prix d'Europe' competition. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Ballade for Piano, Op. 30 by Jacques Hétu
Performer:  Jacques Després (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978 
2.
Ballade slave by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Jacques Després (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1903; France 
3.
Ballades (4) for Piano, Op. 10 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Jacques Després (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; Germany 
4.
Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jacques Després (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1835 
5.
Ballade for Piano no 2 in F major/a minor, B 102/Op. 38 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jacques Després (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
6.
Ballade for Piano no 3 in A flat major, B 136/Op. 47 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jacques Després (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1841; Paris, France 
7.
Ballade for Piano no 4 in F minor, B 146/Op. 52 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jacques Després (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 

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