Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
photograph © Cheng Ning
New York Carnegie Hall
New York Carnegie Hall
Saturday 18 October 2014

...After this, the superb French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet was soloist in Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Those expecting a French artist to exemplify stereotypical French sensibilities, like refinement, might have been surprised by Mr. Bavouzet’s crisp, incisive playing. This was a bracing account of a familiar piece. There was no dawdling in ruminative variations, and just enough use of expressive rubato in episodes of soaring lyricism.

After receiving a big ovation, Mr. Bavouzet played a solo encore: Debussy’s Prelude “Feux d’artifice” (“Fireworks”). This performance conveyed all the wildness of this swirling, dizzying music. The leap from this work to the Ligeti études seemed not that far.
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Wednesday 03 December 2014
Auditorium du Louvre
DECAUX Clairs de lune
DEBUSSY Clair de lune, extrait de la Suite bergamasque
DEBUSSY / Bavouzet Jeux
PIERNÉ Nocturne en forme de valse opus 40 nº 2
RAVEL Miroirs
MANTOVANI Le Livre de Jeb
Sunday 07 December 2014
Jörg Widmann & Friends
with Carsten Carey Duffin, Horn,Signum Quartett
PROKOFIEV Ouvertüre über hebräische Themen c-moll op. 34
für Klarinette, Streichquartett und Klavier
MENDELSSOHN Sonate Es-Dur für Klarinette und Klavier
WIDMANN Jagdquartett & Air
WE BER Quintett B-Dur für Klarinette und Streichquartett op. 34
JANACEK Orchestral Works Vol. 1. Sinfonietta, CAPRICCIO. Suite from The Cunning Little Vixen with Bergen Symphonic Orchestra Edward GARDNER conducting
HAYDN Piano Concertos F major * D major * G major  with             Manchester Camerata, Gàbor TAKÀCS NAGY conducting
Prokofiev: Piano Concertos 1-5 with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Gianandrea NOSEDA conducting
Beethoven: Sonatas Vol.2                                 Op22, Op26, Op27, Op28, Op31, Op49, Op53 ¨Waldstein¨, Andante Favori
Haydn: Piano Sonatas Vol.5
Haydn: Piano Sonatas Vol.4
Beethoven: Sonatas Vol.1                                 Op2, Op7, Op10, Op13
Falla: ¨Nights in the Garden of Spain¨ and other stage works
Haydn: Piano Sonatas Vol.3
Haydn: Piano Sonatas Vol.2
Pierné: Concerto
Bartòk concertos
Ravel; Debussy; Massenet
Haydn: Piano Sonatas Vol.1
Debussy: Complete Piano Works Vol.5
Debussy: Complete Piano Works Vol.4
Debussy: Complete Piano Works Vol.3
Debussy: Complete Piano Works Vol.2
Debussy: Complete Piano Works Vol.1
Liszt: Recital
Ravel: Complete Solo Works
Debussy: Etudes Pony Canyon
Ohana: 12 Etudes d' Interprétation     Harmonic Records
Schumann: Op14, Op15, Op16
Stockhausen: Refrain - Zyklus - Kontakte
Haydn: Sonatas and Fantaisie