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For her first Deutsche Grammophon release, French pianist Helene Grimaud assembled a provocative program including Beethoven's Choral Fantasy and Tempest piano sonata, Arvo Part's Credo and John Corigliano's Fantasia on an ostinato.
"This surprising program is a joy through and through. It begins with a 1985 work by John Corigliano (Fantasia on an Ostinato) that uses the slow-movement theme from Beethoven's Seventh Symphony and then later flies off into wonderfully emotion-filled directions. Next come Beethoven's "Tempest" sonata, played with just the right drama, and his fabulous "Choral Fantasy," op. 80, which is part sonata, part study for the 9th symphony. Pianist Grimaud plays the Fantasy with alternating delicacy and power, and the album ends with Arvo Pärt's Credo, scored for piano solo, mixed chorus, and orchestra. This last piece is rich and complex, and in some ways encompasses the previous works' emotions and textures; those who think of Pärt as the quiet, holy minimalist, are in for a treat, and perhaps shock. Grimaud is simply magnificent regardless of the century or style; the beauty of her tone is surpassed only by its expressiveness. Esa Pekka Salonen leads the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir handsomely. This is a very special disc, a must for your collection." — Amazon.com
|1. Corigliano - Fantasia on an Ostinato|
|2. Beethoven - Piano Sonata No.17 in D minor, Op.31 No.2 - "Tempest" - Largo - Allegro|
|3. Beethoven - Piano Sonata No.17 in D minor, Op.31 No.2 -"Tempest" - Adagio|
|4. Beethoven - Piano Sonata No.17 in D minor, Op.31 No.2 -"Tempest" - Allegretto|
|5. Beethoven - Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra in C minor, Op.80 - Adagio|
|6. Beethoven - Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra in C minor, Op.80 - Finale|
|7. Pärt - Credo for Piano solo, Mixed Choir and Orchestra|