Helen Grimaud: Artist Box Set

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BEETHOVEN / BRAHMS / GERSHWIN / RAVEL / RACHMANINOV / etc
Helen Grimaud: Artist Box Set
Helen Grimaud (piano) with various orchestras & conductors

[ Erato / Warner Classics / 6 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Monday 3 July 2006

"Hélène Grimaud, the 'wolf woman', is perhaps the most fascinating artist of our time." (Le Figaro)

"The final disc offers us what has become the great warhorse of the piano concerto repertoire: Rachmaninov's ever-popular Second. Here Grimaud is aided by Vladimir Ashkenazy, who of all modern performers must have the greatest pedigree when it comes to this work both as a pianist, and as here, as conductor. Grimaud and Ashkenazy conjure up an experience to savour. You get a strong sense of the expertise of the master being passed on to the pupil. The result, certainly ranks with the best. The magic is carried over into the solo piano pieces...This is an excellent set therefore; one which would complement most collections." (MusicWeb)

Tracks:

Beethoven:
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
(New York Philharmonic, Kurt Masur)
Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109
Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, Op. 110

Brahms:
Fantasies (7 piano pieces), Op. 116
Intermezzi, Op. 117
Klavierstücke (6), Op. 118

Gershwin:
Piano Concerto in F major

Rachmaninov:
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
(Philharmonia, Vladimir Ashkenazy)
Prelude Op. 32 No. 12 in G sharp minor
Étude-Tableau, Op. 33 No. 1 in F minor
Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op. 42
(Philharmonia, Vladimir Ashkenazy)
Étude-Tableau, Op. 33 No. 2 in C major
Étude-Tableau, Op. 33 No. 9 in C sharp minor (published as No. 6)

Ravel:
Piano Concerto in G major

Schumann:
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

Strauss, R:
Burleske for Piano and orchestra in D minor