Orchestre de la Suisse Romande-Marek Janowski-Jean-Yves Thibaudet-Liszt-Palace Hall-26.09

Palace Grand Hall
Series "Great Orchestras"
Enescu – Suite no. 1 in C Major op. 9
Liszt – Concerto no. 2 for piano and orchestra in A Major
Brahms – Symphony no. 2 in D Major op. 73
.....This was the last concert of the Festival. Happy to be there, but sad it was over. Mr Holender and the Minister of Culture, Mr Paleologu, came on stage to say a few words. Mr Holender has been appointed Director of the Fesitval for 2011 too. Very good news. His presence here guarantees high quality of music.
......I loved every second of it. The orchestra was good, the soloist did a great Liszt. No further comments. For me it was the perfect ending.
......And this was the encore
Brahms's 3rd Symphony, 3rd movement - Herbert von Karajan - Tokyo - 1981

Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Marek Janowski

......A vivid recitalist, in 2007-08 Jean-Yves Thibaudet performs at Paris’s Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Carnegie’s Zankel Hall in New York and Chicago’s Symphony Hall. Additional recitals take him to Japan, Germany, Spain, and several US cities. Mr. Thibaudet’s season is rounded out by performances at some of the world’s most renowned festivals, which include the Tuscan Sun, Ravinia and Saratoga Festivals in summer 2007, the historic December Nights of Sviatoslav Richter Festival in Moscow, followed by January performances at the Cartagena Festival in Colombia and the New Zealand Festival in March. An active chamber musician, Jean-Yves Thibaudet collaborates regularly with other notable artists, and tours with Takács Quartet in April 2008.
......Jean-Yves Thibaudet is an exclusive recording artist for Decca, which has released over 30 of his albums, earning the Schallplattenpreis, the Diapason d’Or, Choc de la Musique, a Gramophone Award, two Echo awards, and the Edison Prize. His latest recording, Saint-Saëns, Piano Concerti Nos. 2&5, with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, released in early fall 2007, follows the album, Aria—Opera Without Words, which was released in February 2007, inspired by the artist’s love and admiration for the human voice as "the best vehicle for expression in music." The disc features transcriptions of opera arias by Saint-Saëns, R. Strauss, Gluck, Korngold, Bellini, J. Strauss II and Puccini; some of the transcriptions are by Mikhashoff, Sgambati and Brassin, others—Thibaudet’s own. Thibaudet was the soloist on the 2005 Oscar-nominated soundtrack of Universal Pictures’ Pride and Prejudice, and in 2005 released his recording of Strauss’s Burleske with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. Among other recordings are Satie: The Complete Solo Piano Music, and the jazz albums Reflections on Duke: Jean-Yves Thibaudet plays the music of Duke Ellington and Conversations with Bill Evans, his tribute to two of jazz history’s greats.
......Jean-Yves Thibaudet was born in Lyon, France, where he began his piano studies at age five and made his first public appearance at age seven. At twelve, he entered the Paris Conservatory to study with Aldo Ciccolini and Lucette Descaves, a friend and collaborator of Ravel. At age fifteen, he won the Premier Prix de Conservatoire and three years later, won the Young Concert Artists Auditions in New York City. In 2001, the Republic of France awarded Thibaudet the prestigious Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and in 2002, he was awarded the Premio Pegasus from the Spoleto Festival in Italy, for his artistic achievements and his longstanding involvement with the festival. His most recent accolade is the 2007 Victoire d’Honneur, a lifetime career achievement award and the highest honor given by France’s Victoire de la Musique. (festivalenescu.ro)
......Listen here to Jean-Yves Thibaudet playing Liszt's 2nd piano concerto. It's just an excerpt, but after that you'll want to listen more.
......Thank you, Mr Thibaudet. See you next year, in Los Angeles.

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  1. My guess is your favourite concert was by SYMPHONIEORCHESTER DES BAYERISCHEN RUNDFUNKS.

  2. Hai ca-mi dau si eu cu parerea la intrebarea ta cu privire la concertul favorit... As miza pe Bayerischen Rundfunks..asa sa fie?

  3. Tocmai am citit o cronica ditirambica a acelui concert (ah si eu nu am ajuns...!)http://agenda.liternet.ro/articol/9770/Marcel-Frandes/O-mare-lectie-de-muzica-simfonica-Symphonieorchester-des-Bayerischen-Rundfunksla-Festivalul-Enescu2009.html

  4. Am citit si eu. Dupa ce am scris:) Si am zis cam acelasi lucru, dar cu alte vorbe. Lasa, mergi la Munchen sa-i vezi :)