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Release Date: Tuesday 15 May 2001
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"This could be a very useful volume for listeners who have a satisfactory Debussy cycle already, but which excludes the two rare works here. They might be sufficiently captivated by Children's Corner to explore further."
(MusicWeb March 2007)
Franco-American by birth, the pianist François-Joël Thiollier was born in Paris and gave his first concert in New York at the age of five. His teachers included Robert Casadesus in Paris and Sascha Gorodnitzki at the Juilliard School of Music in New York. His eight Grands Prix in international competitions include triumph in both the Brussels Queen Elisabeth and the Moscow Tchaikovsky Competitions. Boasting an exceptionally large repertoire of some seventy concertos, Thiollier enjoys wide international success, appearing with major orchestras and in recital in the most famous concert halls of Europe. At the same time he has made some forty recordings including a release of the complete piano music of Rachmaninov and of Gershwin, and, for Naxos, a world première compact disc recording of the complete piano music of Maurice Ravel.
The Little Negro (1909) [01:25]
Children's Corner (1908) [17:45]
La boîte à joujoux (1913) [33:56]
Epigraphes antiques (1914) [17:18]