Helene Grimaud - Water: Live At Park Avenue Armory, New York - 2014

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Deutsche Grammophon



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ADGR 95433
UPC: 028947954330

180 Gram Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2

180 Gram LP

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Includes bonus content: Water Reflections spoken by Helene Grimaud

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On this release, Grimaud performs all water-themed, romantic and contemporary classical pieces by composers such as Liszt, Debussy, Ravel and more, who all shared a fascination for water.

In addition to these traditional evocations of rivers, lakes, seas, snowflakes, and raindrops, the album also reflects a contemporary perspective on water and the lack thereof. These elements are woven into the album narrative through musical Water Transitions ambient soundscapes composed, recorded and produced by Nitin Sawhney, a celebrated world-class producer, songwriter, DJ, multi-instrumentalist, orchestral composer and cultural pioneer.

Reaffirming her role as one of classical music's most captivating performers, combined with her sense of commitment to the ecological and humanitarian challenges of our day, this project underscores Grimaud's contention that there are two significant measures of a society: how we support culture and how we treat our environment.

Being a project with three distinct levels of creative aspiration: artistic, inventive, and activist, this album explores the theme of water through:

Musical evocations of water in its various forms (lakes, oceans, waves, fountains, snowflakes...)

An acoustic stream so called Water Transitions, weaving the classical repertoire together within a journey through nature, produced by Nitin Sawhney.

Raising awareness for the critical situation of water in our modern world: pollution and threats to biodiversity, sanitation and clean drinking water, irrigation, mass aridization and drought.

LP 1
SIde A:
Luciano Berio (1925 - 2003)
1. Wasserklavier
Nitin Sawhney (*1964)
2. Water - Transition 1
Toru Takemitsu (1930 - 1996)
3. Rain Tree Sketch II
Nitin Sawhney (*1964)
4. Water - Transition 2
Gabriel Faure (1845 - 1924)
5. Barcarolle No. 5 in F sharp minor
Side B:
Nitin Sawhney (*1964)
1. Water - Transition 3
Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)
2. Jeux d'eau
Nitin Sawhney (*1964)
3. Water - Transition 4
Issac Albeniz (1860 - 1909)
4. Almeria

LP 2
Side C:
Nitin Sawhney (*1964)
1. Water - Transition 5
Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)
2. Les Jeux d'eaux a la Villa d'Este
Nitin Sawhney (*1964)
3. Water - Transition 6
Leos Janacek (1854 - 1928)
4. In the Mists: No. 1
Nitin Sawhney (*1964)
5. Water - Transition 7
Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
6. La Cathedeale engloutie
Side D: Bonus
1. Water Refelections

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