Brillon de Jouy: The Piano Sonatas Rediscovered / Nicolas Horvath

Release Date: 4/9/2021
Label: Grand Piano
Catalog Number: GP872-73
Composer: Anne-Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy
Performer: Nicolas Horvath
Number of Discs: 2
Length: 118 Minutes

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The thirteen sonatas on this première recording represent the complete music for solo piano by the Parisian keyboardist and composer Anne-Louise Brillon de Jouy, a musician much celebrated in her day and greatly admired by Boccherini. Introducing technical innovations more usually associated with Czerny and Liszt, these sonatas reflect a gloriously rich musical environment, incorporating and transforming elements from music of the time with great imagination and wit, and showing us that Madame Brillon’s glittering salon, though private, was by no means isolated. Nicolas Horvath is an unusual artist with an unconventional résumé. He began his music studies at the Académie de Musique Prince Rainier III de Monaco, and at the age of 16, caught the attention of the American conductor Lawrence Foster who helped him to secure a three-year scholarship from the Princess Grace Foundation in order to further his studies. He is the holder of a number of awards, including First Prize of the Scriabin and the Luigi Nono International Competitions.

 

REVIEW:

 

Brillon de Jouy's thirteen sonatas, recorded for the first time on this CD, represent all of her music for solo piano and are as technically noteworthy as they are imaginative. Nicolas Horvath’s performance is light, fluid and impresses with unaffected simplicity, which is especially beneficial to the slow movements. The recording crew has provided a direct and relatively dry piano sound, which is appropriate for this repertoire.

 

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Works on This Recording
1. I. Andanté molto con éxprésioné by Anne-Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy
Performer: Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Written: c1775-85 ;
2. II. Allégro con motto by Anne-Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy
Performer: Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Written: c1775-85 ;
3. I. Allegro non tanto by Anne-Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy
Performer: Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Written: c1775-85 ;
4. II. Minuetto by Anne-Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy
Performer: Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Written: c1775-85 ;
5. I. Allegro molto moderato by Anne-Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy
Performer: Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Written: c1775-85 ;
6. II. Rondo et variations by Anne-Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy
Performer: Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Written: c1775-85 ;
7. I. Andante by Anne-Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy
Performer: Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Written: c1775-85 ;
8. II. Allegro by Anne-Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy
Performer: Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Written: c1775-85 ;
9. I. Andante con espressione by Anne-Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy
Performer: Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Written: c1775-85 ;
10. II. Rondo: Allegro by Anne-Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy
Performer: Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Written: c1775-85 ;
11. I. Allegro by Anne-Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy
Performer: Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Written: c1775-85 ;
12. II. Presto by Anne-Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy
Performer: Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Written: c1775-85 ;
13. I. Cantabile by Anne-Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy
Performer: Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Written: c1775-85 ;
14. II. Allegro by Anne-Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy
Performer: Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Written: c1775-85 ;
15. I. Allegro by Anne-Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy
Performer: Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Written: c1775-85 ;
16. II. Andante by Anne-Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy
Performer: Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Written: c1775-85 ;
17. III. Presto by Anne-Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy
Performer: Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Written: c1775-85 ;
18. I. — by Anne-Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy
Performer: Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Written: c1775-85 ;
19. II. Minuetto e Trio by Anne-Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy
Performer: Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Written: c1775-85 ;
20. I. Andante amoroso by Anne-Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy
Performer: Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Written: c1775-85 ;
21. II. Allegro assai by Anne-Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy
Performer: Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Written: c1775-85 ;
22. I. Allegro by Anne-Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy
Performer: Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Written: c1775-85 ;
23. II. Allegro moderato by Anne-Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy
Performer: Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Written: c1775-85 ;
24. I. Andante un poco allegro by Anne-Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy
Performer: Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Written: c1775-85 ;
25. II. Rondeau: Allegro by Anne-Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy
Performer: Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Written: c1775-85 ;
26. I. Allegro by Anne-Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy
Performer: Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Written: c1775-85 ;
27. II. Presto by Anne-Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt Brillon de Jouy
Performer: Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Written: c1775-85 ;
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