Alexandre Tharaud in the Markgräfliche Opera House Bayreuth

am 24.07.2023, 19:30
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FINALLY one would like to exclaim, because at the latest with the release of the highly praised CD “VERSAILLES” in 2019 the French keyboard star should also have “played” the Bayreuth Baroque – that was planned . . . the reasons for the delay are, well, “known”.

Few modern pianists succeed in transferring baroque piano music to the modern concert grand as perfectly as Alexandre Tharaud. In the 25 years of his career, however, he has also achieved a top position among the interpreters of the entire French repertoire: today he is one of the most important ambassadors of French piano art. His extraordinary discography includes over 25 mostly award-winning solo albums.

The piano recital begins – of course! – with the baroque star RAMEAU, namely four dances from the Suite in A minor, which the pianist mirrors in the first part with a selection from Grieg’s Lyric Pieces. The evening ends with a second reflection, this time from the 20th century, namely the Miroirs by RAVEL – at the beginning of the second part Tharaud performs a work that can almost be called a sensation, MAHLER’s Adagietto from his 5th Symphony! One must always regret that the ingenious sound mystic Gustav Mahler composed [almost] nothing for piano. With his transcription of the piece, Alexandre Tharaud has “created” a wonderful new piano work by Gustav Mahler.

Tickets are available at Steingraeber Klavierwelt, Friedrichstrasse 2, Bayreuth, or the city ticket sales office next to the tourist information, or online at concerto Bayreuth Webshop.

Tharaud Alexandre

Alexandre Tharaud

In a career spanning 25 years, Alexandre Tharaud has become a unique figure in the classical music world and a key exponent of French pianism. His extraordinary discography of over 25 solo albums, most of which received major awards from the music press, features repertoire ranging from Couperin, Bach and Scarlatti, through Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Brahms, and Rachmaninov to the major 20th century French composers. The breadth of his artistic endeavours is also reflected in collaborations with theatre makers, dancers, choreographers, writers and film makers, as well as with singer-songwriters and musicians outside the realm of classical music.

Alexandre is a sought-after soloist, appearing with many of the world’s leading orchestras: upcoming highlights include concerto performances with the Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Orchestre National de Lille and Les Violons du Roy. Recent engagements include concerts with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Royal Concertgebouworkest, Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, Cincinnati Symphony, London Philharmonic, hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, and Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.

As a recitalist, Alexandre Tharaud is a regular guest at the world’s most prestigious venues. This season’s highlights include a residency in Rouen, recitals at the Wigmore Hall, Vienna Konzerthaus, Philharmonie de Paris, Concertgebouw Amsterdam and extensive touring in Europe and Asia.

Alexandre is an exclusive recording artist of Erato Records. Recent recordings include Schubert: Impromptus D899, Moments Musicaux D780, Chanson d’Amour with Sabine Devieilhe and Le Poète du Piano. His discography reflects an eclectic affinity to many musical styles, with recent recordings including Versailles, which pays tribute to composers associated with the courts of the French kings Louis XIV, XV and XVI, a tribute to singer-songwriter Barbara, a Brahms duo album with Jean-Guihen Queyras (a regular chamber music partner for 20 years), and Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Over the course of his career he has made critically acclaimed recordings of Rameau, Scarlatti, Bach’s Goldberg Variations and Italian Concerto, Beethoven’s three final sonatas, Chopin’s 24 Preludes, and Ravel’s complete piano works.

In 2017, Alexandre published Montrez-moi vos mains, an introspective and engaging account of daily life as a pianist. He had previously co-authored Piano Intime, with journalist Nicolas Southon. He is the subject of a film directed by Swiss film maker Raphaëlle Aellig-Régnier: Alexandre Tharaud, Le Temps Dérobé, and appeared in the role of the pianist “Alexandre” in Michael Hanneke’s celebrated 2012 film Amour.

In 2021, Alexandre won the Instrumental Soloist of the year award at the Victoires de la Musique Classique.

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Alexandre Tharaud in the Markgräfliche Opera House Bayreuth


Markgräfliches Opernhaus Bayreuth
95444 Bayreuth