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Wonderful Artistry

Another superb recording by Alexandre Tharaud, full of ravishingly subtle tonal colour and brilliance. This amazingly inventive and playful music is something one never tires of listening to. Couperin was just a name to me, an 'also ran'
of the Baroque, but hearing this recording you realise he's up there with JS Bach and the other greats. The inclusion of
percussion and use of overdubbing on two of the tracks adds greatly to the enjoyment. Tharaud's playing is just
extraordinary, unlike many other pianists who merely give a conventionally 'pretty' account of the music. C'est formidable!
Bravo Alexandre!


Heard this on Radio 3 this morning. I don't buy that much classical music, and I hadn't heard of the artist or the composer, but this sounded so charming I decided to fork out for it. Lovely stuff.


Born: 09 December 1968 in Paris, France

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Though he is well known for his interpretations of French keyboard music, Alexandre Tharaud has also achieved critical acclaim for his J.S. Bach and Chopin. Moreover, he has championed much contemporary music, particularly works by Mauricio Kagel and Thierry Pécou. Tharaud has even managed to mix both Baroque with modern fare in his concerts, fashioning programs built around Rameau (billed as Hommage à Rameau) and Couperin (Hommage à Couperin), wherein the pianist interleaves works by the respective...
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Couperin: Tic Toc Choc, Alexandre Tharaud
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  • £8.99
  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: 08 March 2007

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