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'Autograph'

Magazine article Gramophone

'Autograph'

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'Autograph'

JS Bach Concerto, BWV979--Andante (arr Tharaud) WF Bach Prelude (arr Siloti) Bizet L'arlesienne--Adagietto (arr Tharaud) Cervantes Adios a Cuba Chabrier Feuillet d'album Chopin Waltz No. 6, 'Minute', Op 64 No. 1 F Couperin Le tic-toc-choc Faure Romance sans paroles, Op 17 No. 3 Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits (arr Siloti) Grieg Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, Op 65 No. 6 Mendelssohn Song Without Words, Op 67 No. 2 Mompou Paisajes-El lago Poulenc Melancolie Rachmaninov Prelude, Op 3 No. 2 Rameau Les sauvages Saint-Saens The Swan (arr Godowsky) Satie Gymnopedie No. 3 D Scarlatti Sonata, Kk141 Scriabin Prelude, Op 9 No. 1 Sibelius Valse triste, Op 44 No. 1 Strasnoy Tourbillon Tailleferre Valse lente Tchaikovsky Nocturne, Op 19 No. 4

Alexandre Tharaud pf

Erato (F) 934137-2 (69' * DDD)

Alexander Tharaud's 'Autographs' are a series of musical signatures very much 'as you like it'; a programme to suit all tastes. And with recordings that include a brilliant Ravel cycle and a gai Paris album ('Le boeuf sur le toit', 12/12) behind him, he now offers many of his favourite encores. A special blend of affection and verve, his choice takes us through the familiar and unfamiliar, including two of his own transcriptions; and everything is offered with an all-Gallic brio and warmth. …

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