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The Messenger (Extended Version)

Hélène Grimaud, Camerata Salzburg

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Fantasia No. 3 in D Minor, K. 397
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Hélène Grimaud
Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466  
I. Allegro (Cadenza Beethoven)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Ludwig van Beethoven; Hélène Grimaud; Camerata Salzburg
II. Romance
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Hélène Grimaud; Camerata Salzburg
III. Rondo. Allegro assai (Cadenza Beethoven)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Ludwig van Beethoven; Hélène Grimaud; Camerata Salzburg
Fantasia No. 4 in C Minor, K. 475
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Hélène Grimaud
The Messenger (For Piano and Strings)
Valentin Silvestrov; Hélène Grimaud; Camerata Salzburg
Two Dialogues with Postscript  
I. Wedding Waltz
Valentin Silvestrov; Hélène Grimaud; Camerata Salzburg
II. Postlude
Valentin Silvestrov; Hélène Grimaud; Camerata Salzburg
III. Morning Serenade
Valentin Silvestrov; Hélène Grimaud; Camerata Salzburg
The Messenger (For Piano Solo)
Valentin Silvestrov; Hélène Grimaud
3 Bagatelles, Op. 1  
III. Moderato
Valentin Silvestrov; Hélène Grimaud
Total Playing Time    1:23:12
For her most recent concept album, The Messenger, Hélène Grimaud created a fascinating pianistic dialogue between Mozart and the Ukrainian-born contemporary composer Valentin Silvestrov. The recording sessions for The Messenger took place at the start of this year at an historic Mozart site in Salzburg, the Great Hall of the University, where Hélène Grimaud was joined by the Camerata Salzburg. The album includes three works by Mozart: the unfinished Fantasia in D minor K 397, the famous Piano Concerto in D minor K 466, and the Fantasia in C minor K 475. They are presented in chronological order of composition and all three are among the relatively small number of works in Mozart’s vast output written in minor keys. On this new Extended Edition, Grimaud adds another work from Valentin Silvestrov with the third movement of "3 Bagatelles, Op. 1"! “In times of uncertainty, humanity will often seek paths of least resistance. I believe, however, our time needs, as Rimbaud called it, a ‘more intense music’, conveying the introspection and effort to create a space to live in truth, a time to love beyond the many current miseries, and to strive for greater harmony with each other – and our planet. If nothing else, Mozart and Silvestrov can help remind us of the mellifluous beauty of harmony – and that we always have the possibility to modulate.” - Hélène Grimaud
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