About the album

Mozart • Haydn
Jeunehomme

Alexandre Tharaud
Joyce DiDonato
Les Violons du Roy | Bernard Labadie

Alexandre Tharaud returns with an album of music by Haydn and Mozart composed between 1777 and 1786, including the latter’s masterpiece the Piano Concerto No.9 ‘Jeunehomme’ widely regarded as one of his greatest contributions to the genre. The piano works are elegantly woven together: while Tharaud performs Mozart’s cadenzas in the Piano Concerto No.9, the pianist has written his own for the Rondo in A – employing themes from ‘Jeunehomme’ – as well as for the Haydn concerto in which he uses motifs from Mozart’s famous Rondo ‘Alla Turca’ to give a truly Eastern European flavour to the work that seizes on the spirit of its final-movement Rondo all’Ungherese. The album sees Tharaud reunite with old friends: the award-winning French-Canadian chamber orchestra Les Violons du Roy under the baton of their music director Bernard Labadie, and the outstanding mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato in Mozart’s concert aria ‘Ch’io mi scordi di te?’.

Track Listing

01 Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-Flat Major, K. 271, ‘Jeunehomme’: I. Allegro  – Alexandre Tharaud
02 Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-Flat Major, K. 271, ‘Jeunehomme’: II. Andantino  – Alexandre Tharaud
03 Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-Flat Major, K. 271, ‘Jeunehomme’: III. Rondo (Presto). Alla breve  – Alexandre Tharaud
04 Rondo in A Major, K. 386  – Alexandre Tharaud
05 Ch’io mi scordi di te?… Non temer, amato bene, K. 505  – Alexandre Tharaud & Joyce DiDonato
06 Piano Concerto No. 11 in D Major, Hob. XVIII:11 1: I. Vivace  – Alexandre Tharaud
07 Piano Concerto No. 11 in D Major, Hob. XVIII:11 1: II. Un poco adagio  – Alexandre Tharaud
08 Piano Concerto No. 11 in D Major, Hob. XVIII:11 1: III. Rondo all’Ungarese  – Alexandre Tharaud

Reviews

The centrepiece of this exhilarating disc, themed loosely around music by Haydn and Mozart written between 1777 and 1786, is the latter’s Piano Concerto No 9 in E flat K271, known as the “Jeunehomme”, a play on the name of the original pianist, Victoire Jenamy, for whom it was written. The song-like quality of the slow movement prompted Alexandre Tharaud to programme the concert aria Ch’io mi scordi di te? alongside it, gratefully and gracefully sung by Joyce DiDonato. – The Guardian

Album info

Release date: October 14, 2014
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Studio
Label: Erato
ASIN: B00KYMJ4OW

17 Jun

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17 Jun

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17 Jun

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I arrive (nearly) to the end of this very full season, and it’s good moment to remind each of you reading this that YOU are the reason I travel the world, away from home for months at a time, working towards an unattainable perfection, exposed in ways very few people can imagine, singing the stories of characters searching for enlightenment/redemption/hope/relief/joy, and why I dedicate a large part of my life to this century’s old art form. I do it to entertain you at a minimum, but mostly to offer you comfort, to help us all join in a communal “event” that connects us across time and space despite our perceived differences, and I do it because I truly believe it makes the world a better place. I know you feel this most of the time as well. It’s likely what keeps bringing you back! I hope that after this season, perhaps you feel a bit more inspired to take what you receive as an audience member and activate that sensation in your own life, to bring hope and joy to the world around you. Don’t ever underestimate your power to do that - one doesn’t need the spotlight to bring transformation. #Songplay #Winterreise #Agrippina #Didon ✨

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Grazie Mille @accademiadisantacecilia and the @baciopanino boys. What a JOY it was to perform with you all. Until the next time!

Celebrating #WorldOceansDay ... hoping every single one of you has the chance to swim in the vast blue ocean one day. Growing up in Kansas, I didn’t have the chance until I was in my 30’s, but when I finally did, an entire new universe opened right underneath me and I was changed. I’m so grateful for all that the planet’s oceans give to us. I want to be sure I’m doing all I can as a citizen of the world to take care of them and their vast, life-giving properties. Let’s get more informed and more active in protecting them and helping them thrive.

I was not prepared. The inspiration is through the roof to bring to life the towering cantata of #JoanOfArc tonight in the very cathedral de St. Denis, where she prayed for strength centuries and centuries ago. The same stones that received her pleas tonight will hear them again filtered through the mind of Rossini and the vibrations of those of us on stage. This, perhaps, is the thing I love most about the world of music - it connects us directly through time and space, and it shows us demonstrably how we are one. Ask me how much I love my “job”! @festivalsaintdenis @accademiadisantacecilia

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There will always be more freedom to acquire and more truth to uncover.

~ Joyce DiDonato