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Voyage En France / Alexandre Tharaud

Tharaud / Bernold / Van Spaendonck
Release Date: 08/09/2011 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 2908450   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Maurice RavelCamille Saint-SaënsFrancis PoulencArthur Honegger,   ... 
Performer:  Alexandre TharaudRonald van SpaendonckPhilippe Bernold
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Of course there is no need to present Alexandre Tharaud, whose ‘Baroque' trilogy (Rameau, Bach, Couperin) has delighted piano and harpsichord lovers all over the world; but this double album of French music gives you an opportunity to appreciate another facet of his talent, whether in solo pieces by Ravel and Satie or duetting with two of his regular partners, Ronald Van Spaendonck and Philippe Bernold.

“this is beautifully detailed playing throughout. And a fine balance of just that clarity and colour, elegance and lyricism, that I was talking about right at the beginning. That’s why, of these three excellent new recordings, this is the one I would personally buy.”
-- BBC R3 CD Review
Of course there is no need to present Alexandre Tharaud, whose ‘Baroque' trilogy (Rameau, Bach, Couperin) has delighted piano and harpsichord lovers all over the world; but this double album of French music gives you an opportunity to appreciate another facet of his talent, whether in solo pieces by Ravel and Satie or duetting with two of his regular partners, Ronald Van Spaendonck and Philippe Bernold.

“this is beautifully detailed playing throughout. And a fine balance of just that clarity and colour, elegance and lyricism, that I was talking about right at the beginning. That’s why, of these three excellent new recordings, this is the one I would personally buy.”
-- BBC R3 CD Review
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Works on This Recording

1.
A la manière de Chabrier by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  La Villette Lutheran Church, Paris 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
2.
Valses nobles et sentimentales by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; France 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  La Villette Lutheran Church, Paris 
Length: 14 Minutes 18 Secs. 
3.
Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  La Villette Lutheran Church, Paris 
Length: 5 Minutes 35 Secs. 
4.
Menuet antique by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1895; France 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  La Villette Lutheran Church, Paris 
Length: 5 Minutes 46 Secs. 
5.
Jeux d'eau by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; France 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  La Villette Lutheran Church, Paris 
Length: 5 Minutes 19 Secs. 
6.
Sérénade grotesque by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1893; France 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  La Villette Lutheran Church, Paris 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
7.
A la manière de Borodine by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  La Villette Lutheran Church, Paris 
Length: 1 Minutes 32 Secs. 
8.
La parade by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1898; France 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  La Villette Lutheran Church, Paris 
Length: 11 Minutes 12 Secs. 
9.
Menuet by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  La Villette Lutheran Church, Paris 
Length: 0 Minutes 54 Secs. 
10.
Menuet sur le nom d'Haydn by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; France 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  La Villette Lutheran Church, Paris 
Length: 1 Minutes 43 Secs. 
11.
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E flat major, Op. 167 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Ronald van Spaendonck (Clarinet), Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1921; France 
12.
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Ronald van Spaendonck (Clarinet), Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; France 
13.
Sonatina for Cello and Piano by Arthur Honegger
Performer:  Ronald van Spaendonck (Clarinet), Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
14.
Variations for Clarinet and Piano by Jean Françaix
Performer:  Ronald van Spaendonck (Clarinet), Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
15.
Petite pièce for Clarinet and Piano by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Ronald van Spaendonck (Clarinet), Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; France 
16.
Première Rhapsodie for Clarinet and Piano by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Ronald van Spaendonck (Clarinet), Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
17.
Le merle noir by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Alexandre Tharaud (Piano), Philippe Bernold (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; France 
18.
Sonatine for Flute and Piano by Henri Dutilleux
Performer:  Alexandre Tharaud (Piano), Philippe Bernold (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; France 
19.
Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux by Erik Satie
Performer:  Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
20.
Gnossiennes (6) for Piano by Erik Satie
Performer:  Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890-1897; France 
21.
Avant-dernières pensées by Erik Satie
Performer:  Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; France 

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