Hélène Grimaud, The Piano Collection (EUR)

Hélène Grimaud, The Piano Collection (EUR)
Composer Various Composers
Artist Helene Grimaud piano
Royal Philharmonic Orchesta
Jesús Lopez-Cobos conductor
Format 5 CD
Cat. number 92437
EAN code 5028421924373
Release April 2006

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About this release

French pianist Hélene Grimaud is one of today´s hottest artists. Her great musical sensitivity and her technical skills are indisputable, but on top of that she has is a radiating personality, with a stage presence which holds any audience spellbound.
Now in her early thirties she has a contract with Deutsche Grammophon, having left Erato. Her earliest recordings however she made for the Japanese high end label Denon, and according to many these are her best.

This set contains all 5 CD´s she made for Denon between 1985 and 1992, great romantic repertoire in which she excels in brilliance, sensitivity and conscience of structure, and above all that highly personal style which is her own unique trademark.
The recordings are state of the art.

Other information:
- An important release featuring one of today´s beloved divas of the piano, Hélene Grimaud.
- Only available in Europe.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18: Moderato
  2. Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18: Adagio sostenuto
  3. Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18: Allegro scherzando
  4. Piano Concerto in G Major: Allegramente
  5. Piano Concerto in G Major: Adagio assai
  6. Piano Concerto in G Major: Presto

Disk 2

  1. Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 36: Allegro agitato
  2. Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 36: Non allegro
  3. Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 36: L’istesso tempo-allegro molto
  4. Études-Tableaux, Op. 33: No. 1 in F Minor
  5. Études-Tableaux, Op. 33: No. 2 in C Major
  6. Études-Tableaux, Op. 33: No. 3 in C Minor
  7. Études-Tableaux, Op. 33: No. 5 in D Minor
  8. Études-Tableaux, Op. 33: No. 6 in E-Flat Minor
  9. Études-Tableaux, Op. 33: No. 7 in E-Flat Major
  10. Études-Tableaux, Op. 33: No. 8 in G Minor
  11. Études-Tableaux, Op. 33: No. 9 in C-Sharp Minor
  12. Prélude: in B-Flat Minor, Op. 32 No. 2
  13. Prélude: in G-Sharp Minor, Op. 32 No. 12

Disk 3

  1. Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23
  2. Après une lecture de Dante: Fantasia quasi sonata, from Années de Pèlerinage Book II, Italy
  3. Piano Sonata No. 1 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 11: Introduzione: un poco adagio-allegro vivace
  4. Piano Sonata No. 1 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 11: Aria
  5. Piano Sonata No. 1 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 11: Scherzo e intermezzo: allegrissimo
  6. Piano Sonata No. 1 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 11: Finale: allegro un poco maestoso

Disk 4

  1. Kreisleriana, Op. 16: Äusserst bewegt
  2. Kreisleriana, Op. 16: Sehr innig und nicht zu rasch
  3. Kreisleriana, Op. 16: Sehr aufgeregt
  4. Kreisleriana, Op. 16: Sehr langsam
  5. Kreisleriana, Op. 16: Sehr lebhaft
  6. Kreisleriana, Op. 16: Sehr langsam
  7. Kreisleriana, Op. 16: Sehr rasch
  8. Kreisleriana, Op. 16: Schnell und spielend
  9. Piano Sonata No. 2 in F-Sharp Minor Op. 2: Allegro non troppo, ma energico
  10. Piano Sonata No. 2 in F-Sharp Minor Op. 2: Andante con espressione
  11. Piano Sonata No. 2 in F-Sharp Minor Op. 2: Scherzo, allegro
  12. Piano Sonata No. 2 in F-Sharp Minor Op. 2: Finale: Introduzione-allegro non troppo e rubato

Disk 5

  1. Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 5: Allegro maestoso
  2. Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 5: Andante espressivo
  3. Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 5: Scherzo, allegro energico
  4. Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 5: Intermezzo, andante molto
  5. Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 5: Finale, allegro moderato ma rubato
  6. Klavierstücke, Op. 118: Intermezzo in A Minor
  7. Klavierstücke, Op. 118: Intermezzo in A Major
  8. Klavierstücke, Op. 118: Ballade in G Minor
  9. Klavierstücke, Op. 118: Intermezzo in F Minor
  10. Klavierstücke, Op. 118: Romanze in F Major
  11. Klavierstücke, Op. 118: Intermezzo in E-Flat Minor
  12. Intermezzo in E flat minor