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Alexandre Tharaud

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1
Prelude in B Minor, BWV 855a
Alexander Siloti; Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandre Tharaud
3:01
3 Songs Without Words, Op.17  
2
No. 3 Andante Moderato
Gabriel Fauré; Alexandre Tharaud
2:25
Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin, Suite No. 5  
3
Les sauvages
Jean-Philippe Rameau; Alexandre Tharaud
2:03
4
Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Ballet des ombres heureuses)
Alexander Siloti; Christoph Willibald Gluck; Alexandre Tharaud
3:15
5
Prelude in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 3 No. 2
Sergei Rachmaninov; Alexandre Tharaud
4:07
6
Nocturne Op. 19 No. 4
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Alexandre Tharaud
3:36
6 Lyric Pieces, Book 8, Op. 65  
7
No. 6 Wedding Day at Troldhaugen
Edvard Grieg; Alexandre Tharaud
5:39
8
Valse triste, Op. 44 No. 1
Jean Sibelius; Alexandre Tharaud
4:06
9
Prelude for the Left Hand, Op. 9 No. 1
Alexander Scriabin; Alexandre Tharaud
2:23
Songs Without Words, Book 6, Op. 67  
10
No. 2 Allegro leggiero
Felix Mendelssohn; Alexandre Tharaud
1:58
11
Waltz No. 6 in D Flat-Major, Op. 64, No. 1
Frédéric Chopin; Alexandre Tharaud
1:50
12
The Swan (Le cygne)
Camille Saint-Saëns; Leopold Godowsky; Alexandre Tharaud
2:49
18ème Ordre  
13
No. 6 Le tic-toc-choc, ou Les maillotins
François Couperin; Alexandre Tharaud
2:23
14
Feuillet d'album
Emmanuel Chabrier; Alexandre Tharaud
1:56
15
Sonata in D Minor, Kk. 141
Domenico Scarlatti; Alexandre Tharaud
3:34
L'Arlésienne, Suite de Concert No. 1  
16
III. Adagietto
Alexandre Tharaud; Georges Bizet; Alexandre Tharaud
2:34
17
Adiós a Cuba
Ignacio Cervantes; Alexandre Tharaud
1:50
18
Tourbillon (d'aprés le Tourbillon de la vie de Georges Delerue)
Oscar Strasnoy; Alexandre Tharaud
2:16
19
Mélancolie, FP 105
Francis Poulenc; Alexandre Tharaud
5:23
Paisajes  
20
El lago
Federico Mompou; Alexandre Tharaud
4:14
21
Valse lente
Germaine Tailleferre; Alexandre Tharaud
1:34
3 Gymnopédies  
22
No. 3 Lent et grave
Eric Satie; Alexandre Tharaud
2:48
Keyboard Concerto BWV 979  
23
II. Andante
Alexandre Tharaud; Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandre Tharaud
3:15
Total Playing Time    68:59
After his intoxicating evocation of Jazz Age Paris with Le Boeuf sur le toit, French pianist Alexandre Tharaud again proves that good things come in small packages. This enticing collection of encore pieces – some very popular, others exotic – ranges across more than four centuries and comprises both original scores and arrangements.

This new album contains 23 pieces that make perfect encores at the end of a recital. Reflecting Tharaud’s varied tastes in music, it comprises both original pieces and arrangements by composers from the 17th century to the present day.

Among the most popular pieces in the collection are Chopin’s delightful Minute Waltz (D-flat major, Op. 64, No. 1), Satie’s enigmatic Gymnopédie No 3, Greig’s joyous Wedding Day at Troldhaugen and Rachmaninov’s brooding Prelude in C sharp minor. The works adapted for piano include a version of Sibelius’ Valse triste, Saint-Saëns’ Le Cygne in a virtuosic re-imagining by Leopold Godowsky, and the haunting B minor transcription of Bach’s Prelude BWV 855a by Alexander Siloti, who was both Rachmaninov’s teacher and his first cousin; the piece is particularly closely identified with the great Odessa-born pianist Emil Gilels. Tharaud’s own skills as an arranger are shown in his versions of pieces by Bach and Bizet.
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