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118 min
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Orchestre de Paris / Klaus Mäkelä

Khatia Buniatishvili - Tchaïkovski, Debussy, Ravel, Falla
Recorded the March 23, 2022 (Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie)

Program

1.
Le Tricorne : Suite no 2
Manuel de Falla
15:06
2.
Concerto pour piano n°1 en si bémol mineur, op. 23
Piotr Ilitch Tchaïkovski
36:53
3.
Ständchen, S 560 no 7 [Rappel]
Franz Schubert / Franz Liszt
09:26
4.
Images pour orchestre : N°1 : Gigues
Claude Debussy
07:43
5.
Images pour orchestre : N°2 : Iberia
Claude Debussy
20:31
6.
Images pour orchestre : N°3 : Rondes de printemps
Claude Debussy
08:59
7.
Boléro
Maurice Ravel
19:17

This evening, Klaus Mäkelä offers us a colourful orchestral anthology of Tchaikovsky's virtuoso and popular Piano Concerto No. 1, combining Russian passion with French refinement and Spanish fever.

'Gigues', 'Bolero', 'Rondes de Printemps' and 'Jota': this program is a hymn to dance! Manuel de Falla composed his Tricorne for the Ballets Russes settled in London in 1919. His use of characteristic Spanish rhythms and instrumental colours brings him closer to Debussy's Images pour orchestre and Ravel's Boléro, whose reptilian and haunting melody has become the very symbol of orchestral music.

With Khatia Buniatishvili at the keyboard, Tchaikovsky's Concerto, however absolute a standard it may seem to us today, proves to be deeply disturbing, with the music caught in a fascinating reverie. The piano transcribes the orchestra more than it responds to it, improvising, getting carried away, calming down... a power residing not in what is shown but rather in intensity.

Distribution

Khatia Buniatishvili
Klaus Mäkelä
Orchestre de Paris

Composers - Authors

Manuel de Falla
Claude Debussy
Maurice Ravel