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Classical - Released January 1, 2008 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Booklet Distinctions Choc du Monde de la Musique - 9 de Classica-Répertoire
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Classical - Released January 1, 2013 | Deutsche Grammophon Classics

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Classical - Released November 18, 2010 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Classical - Released October 18, 2010 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Solo Piano - Released September 21, 2018 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Music has been described as a way of saving that which has been lost: a simple but strong idea, and one which has influenced Hélène Grimaud's artistic expression.Her new album Memory deals with music's power to bring back to life the images of the past in the present, its ability to vividly and piercingly evoke a specific time and a place. It explores the essence of memory through a series of refined miniatures for piano. The choice of repertoire covers a vast, diverse range, from the reveries of Chopin and Debussy to the timeless, folky melodies of Valentin Silvestrov.  © Universal
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Classical - Released April 7, 2017 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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This double-disc survey of Hélène Grimaud's recordings on Deutsche Grammophon presents high points of her career from 2004 to 2016 and samples a large repertoire that runs from Bach to Bartók. Grimaud's performance style, or the general perception of it, has been characterized by fluid tempos and lots of rubato, free use of dynamics, and passionate expressions, which give the impression of an excessively romantic personality. Yet Grimaud is more complex in her interpretations, and this collection covers aspects of her playing that are perhaps at odds with the received wisdom. In sampling the opening tracks, listeners may find that Grimaud's Bach is surprisingly wiry and resilient, her Beethoven is full-blooded, and her Bartók is whimsical and playful. Continuing through the track list, one encounters more surprises, such as her crisp Mozart, her internalized Chopin, her richly shaded Brahms, and so on, all running counter to the notion that Grimaud is one kind of pianist. The album's title, Perspectives, suggests that Grimaud has considered her subjects from many angles, and that her personality is subsumed by the music, in the moment, not arbitrarily forced through a single point of view. Grimaud has been at the top of her profession long enough to deserve this carefully considered retrospective, and it demonstrates aspects of her art that a less varied or narrower selection would conceal.
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Classical - Released January 29, 2016 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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With the aptly-named Water, Hélène Grimaud probes the strength and beauty of H20, the most precious gift of nature, and a source of fascination for the pianist. Produced by Nitin Sawhney, who appears more regularly on the electro scene, here he has especially emphasized the fascination that water has inspired in many composers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This idea not only led to this record, it also resulted in a project of the Grimaud with Scottish artist Douglas Gordon, previous winner of the Turner Prize: a concert-installation entitled Tears Become ... designed specifically for the exercise room of a former military building in New York's Park Avenue Armory. Performed in December 2014, this show mixes visual art, music and architecture, and has at its center the "Water" programme of Hélène Grimaud. Before she starts playing, the gigantic hall was gradually flooded to give the impression of a huge "water field" (in the words of Gordon), which eventually encircled the piano concert. Nine composers are represented on the album which opens with Berio's Wasserklavier ("aquatic Piano"). Rain Tree Sketch II by Takemitsu, the Fifth Barcarolle by Fauré, Ravel's Jeux d'eau, Almería Iberia by Albéniz, the Liszt's Jeux d’eau à la Villa d’Este, the Andante Dans les brumes of Janáček and Debussy's La Cathédrale engloutie. These pages were recorded live during the New York concert-installation and then linked together by seven Transitions written and recorded by Nitin Sawhney. Finally, with Water, Hélène Grimaud brought together in a unique way her twin passions for music and the environment...
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Classical - Released January 1, 2011 | Deutsche Grammophon Classics

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Classical - Released April 6, 2018 | Warner Classics

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Classical - Released September 28, 2018 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Classical - Released January 1, 2008 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Classical - Released January 20, 2010 | Denon

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Classical - Released July 3, 2006 | Warner Classics International

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Classical - Released January 1, 2007 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Classical - Released January 1, 2008 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Classical - Released January 1, 2013 | Deutsche Grammophon Classics

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Classical - Released January 1, 2005 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Hélène Grimaud is almost impossibly beautiful, impossibly talented, impossibly demanding, and impossibly willful. She's wonderful but she's exhausting, and long before it's over the listener finds out that she's not worth the energy. On this disc coupling Chopin's Sonata in B flat minor with Rachmaninov's Sonata in B flat minor plus Chopin's Berceuse and Barcarolle, Grimaud demonstrates once again why she's la belle noiseuse of pianists. Her Chopin Sonata is incredibly brilliant and unbelievably sensual, but an emotional mess. Grimaud speeds up into climaxes, unable to resist getting there first, and slows down at codas, unwilling to let go after it's over. Grimaud pulls back and pushes ahead for no special reason except to show that she can if she wants to. Her Rachmaninov Sonata is staggeringly well-played and stunningly over-acted. Grimaud can handle anything the score throws at her but with her imperious technique and aggressive interpretation, she winds up doing what even Horowitz could not do: she bullies the music into frightened submission. Her Chopin Berceuse and Barcarolle start sweet and tender and kind and loving, but end up too hard, too harsh, too tough, and too fast. Grimaud will drive most listeners crazy. Whether they enjoy it is up to them. Deutsche Grammophon's sound is very clear but edgy when loud.
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Classical - Released January 1, 2007 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Classical - Released January 1, 2005 | Deutsche Grammophon Classics

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