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Resonances

Hélène Grimaud

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Piano Sonata No. 8 in A Minor, K. 310  
1
1. Allegro maestoso
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Hélène Grimaud
7:55
2
2. Andante cantabile con espressione
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Hélène Grimaud
10:22
3
3. Presto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Hélène Grimaud
2:55
Piano Sonata, Op. 1  
4
Mässig bewegt - Langsames Tempo - Quasi Adagio
Alban Berg; Hélène Grimaud
11:37
Piano Sonata in B Minor, S. 178  
5
Lento assai - Allegro energico - Grandioso - Recitativo - Andante sostenuto - Quasi Adagio - Allegro energico - Più mosso - Stretta quasi Presto - Presto-Prestissimo - Andante sostenuto - Allegro moderato - Lento assai
Franz Liszt; Hélène Grimaud
30:13
6 Roumanian Folk Dances, BB 68, Sz. 56  
6
1. Stick Dance
Béla Bartók; Hélène Grimaud
1:09
7
2. Sash Dance
Béla Bartók; Hélène Grimaud
0:28
8
3. Stamping Dance
Béla Bartók; Hélène Grimaud
1:05
9
4. Dance of Buchum
Béla Bartók; Hélène Grimaud
1:23
10
5. Roumanian Polka
Béla Bartók; Hélène Grimaud
0:29
11
6. Fast Dance
Béla Bartók; Hélène Grimaud
0:59
Total Playing Time    68:35
“[Grimaud's] ardour and romanticism are entirely suited to the Berg and Liszt Sonatas: the technical challenges are effortlessly overcome and the tonal architecture is clearly paramount. Her performance of the Berg Sonata is superb, tightly controlled and forcefully articulated...”
- Nicholas Salwey, International Record Review

“a remarkable rendition of Alban Berg's compact 20th-century masterpiece . . . Grimaud channels her raw energy into something almost sensual, as if her hands were caressing the contours of an oversized sculpture.”
- John Terauds, Toronto Star

French pianist Hélène Grimaud presents Resonances, an unexpected release that brings together works by four very different composers. Featuring piano sonatas by Mozart, Berg, and Liszt alongside Bartók's 6 Roumanian Folk Dances, BB 68, Sz. 56, this is a truly versatile album which shows Grimaud's command and musicality across these diverse styles.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Deutsche Grammophon Studio Masters

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