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The water-themed musicale is one of the oldest concert types in Western music. To add something new to it is a tall order, but pianist Hélène Grimaud inarguably does here. She does so with the conventional repertoire on the album alone: edgily static pieces by Luciano Berio and Toru Takemitsu broaden out into and deepen the Romantic and post-Romantic favorites from Ravel, Fauré, Liszt, Albéniz, Janácek, and Debussy (the marvelous Cathédrale Engloutie). But Grimaud seems to want to up her game still further. In concert with ...

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  1. Wasserklavier, for 1 or 2 pianos
  2. Water, for electronics
  3. Rain-Tree Sketch II, for piano
  4. Barcarolle for piano No. 5 in F sharp minor, Op. 66
  5. Jeux d'eau, for piano, M. 30
  6. Iberia Suite for piano, B. 47, Book 2
  7. Les jeux d'eaux à la Ville d'Este, for piano, S. 163/4 (LW A283/4) (Années III/4)
  8. In the mists (V Mlhách), pieces (4) for piano, JW 8/22
  9. La cathédrale engloutie, prelude for piano, L. 125/10 (117/10)
  10. Water Reflections: Hélène Grimaud's thoughts on the permutations of water
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2016, Deutsche Grammophon

UPC: 028947934264


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