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Orchestre de Paris / Klaus Mäkelä

Khatia Buniatishvili - Tchaïkovski, Debussy, Ravel, Falla
Recorded the March 28, 2022 (Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie)

Program

1.
Manuel de Falla
Le Tricorne : Suite no 2
01:22
Excerpt
2.
Piotr Ilitch Tchaïkovski
Concerto pour piano n°1 en si bémol mineur, op. 23
01:47
Excerpt
3.
Ständchen, S 560 no 7 [Rappel]
01:19
Excerpt
4.
Claude Debussy
Images pour orchestre : N°1 : Gigues
01:44
Excerpt
5.
Claude Debussy
Images pour orchestre : N°2 : Iberia
02:10
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6.
Claude Debussy
Images pour orchestre : N°3 : Rondes de printemps
01:29
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7.
Maurice Ravel
Boléro
01:35
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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

Orchestre de Paris
Klaus Mäkelä, conducting
Khatia Buniatishvili, piano

Composers - Authors

Manuel de Falla
Claude Debussy
Franz Schubert / Franz Liszt
Maurice Ravel
Piotr Ilitch Tchaïkovski