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Water (Live)

Hélène Grimaud

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6 Encores  
1
No. 3. Wasserklavier (Live)
Luciano Berio; Hélène Grimaud
2:11
2
Water - Transition 1
Nitin Sawhney; Nitin Sawhney
1:18
3
Rain Tree Sketch II (Live)
Tōru Takemitsu; Hélène Grimaud
5:25
4
Water - Transition 2
Nitin Sawhney; Nitin Sawhney
1:41
Barcarolle No. 5 In F-Sharp Minor, Op. 66  
5
Allegretto moderato (Live)
Gabriel Fauré; Hélène Grimaud
6:39
6
Water - Transition 3
Nitin Sawhney; Nitin Sawhney
1:33
Jeux d'eau, M. 30  
7
(Quarter note = 144) Très doux (Live)
Maurice Ravel; Hélène Grimaud
5:10
8
Water - Transition 4
Nitin Sawhney; Nitin Sawhney
1:27
Iberia II  
9
No. 2. Almería (Live)
Isaac Albéniz; Hélène Grimaud
10:06
10
Water - Transition 5
Nitin Sawhney; Nitin Sawhney
0:56
Années de pèlerinage III S 163  
11
No. 4. Les jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este. Allegretto (Live)
Franz Liszt; Hélène Grimaud
7:38
12
Water - Transition 6
Nitin Sawhney; Nitin Sawhney
1:33
In The Mists  
13
No. 1. Andante (Live)
Leoš Janáček; Hélène Grimaud
4:33
14
Water - Transition 7
Nitin Sawhney; Nitin Sawhney
1:16
Préludes I  
15
No. 10. La Cathédrale Engloutie. Profondément calme (Live)
Claude Debussy; Hélène Grimaud
6:03
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    57:29
"... enjoyable and delightful due to Grimaud's committed and energetic performances ... one of our most interesting and original classical artists."
- The Huffington Post

Pianist Hélène Grimaud explores the power and beauty of water on this evocative, experimental and deeply personal live album, recorded at a site-specific multimedia installation in New York City in December 2014. The project was inspired by her abiding fascination with nature’s most precious gift and conveys imaginative responses to everything from mighty oceans and great lakes to raindrops and snowflakes. Grimaud collaborated with Turner Prize-winning artist Douglas Gordon, who transformed the cavernous Wade Thompson Drill Hall at New York’s Park Avenue Armory by slowly flooding its vast floor to create the impression of an endless field of water, entirely surrounding the grand piano at which Grimaud performed.

"What inspired the idea to record this album is really the fascination that so many composers of the 19th and 20th centuries seem to have had with the element of water."
- Hélène Grimaud
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Deutsche Grammophon Studio Masters

Executive producer: Ute Fesquet
Project manager: Anna-Lena Rodewald
Recording engineer: Paul Oberle
Post-production producer: Sid McLauchlan
Post-production engineer: Stephan Flock
Mastering: Metropolis Studios
Mastering engineer: Stuart Hawkes
Publishers: Universal Edition, Vienna (Wasserklavier); Schott Music Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Rain Tree Sketch II)
Booklet editor: Jochen Rudelt
Translations: texthouse (Deutsch); Jean-Claude Poyet (Français)
Photographic art concept by Mat Hennek
All photos © Mat Hennek
Photo of Nitin Sawhney © Justin Sutcliffe
Design: Mareike Walter

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