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.
Advance tickets go on sale on 25 July 2022 and are available at Klavierwelt Bayreuth and online at Ticketmaster.
start on 25 July 2022