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

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Thank you, Holly!!! We had the time of our lives! https://t.co/WihknxgiER

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The more I sing it, the more I love it! So happy to introduce so many people to this piece!!! https://t.co/kO5vlUNkau

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This tour went WAY too quickly! Happily, it will have a lot more life in the years to come - hopefully in a city near you! In the meantime, an immense thank you to the brilliant @princetonuniversityconcerts series at #Richardson Hall. What a joy to be a part of your 125th Anniv Season! To all the wonderful singers in the audience today: the world awaits your magic! And to these astonishing musicians and friends - MY BAND! I adore each of you and thank you for playing with me!!!! @craigterrypiano @hotlipsporter @lautaro_greco #ChuckIsraels #JimmyMadison. #Playon!!

What a week!!! Monday #Songplay at the #AppelRoom in NYC, then glorious rehearsals for #Clemenza for the @metopera, and next up - a final Songplay (for the moment!) at @princeton!! What’s next? Spring will spring???? #bringiton

If you missed my fascinating conversation with @kevankenney as part is the @buildseriesnyc, you can see it here - but buckle your seatbelt, we get INTO it! https://www.facebook.com/JoyceDiDonatoOfficial/videos/572654543226769/

Thank you, @buildseriesnyc and the fab @kevankenney for the thoughtful questions! Check it out on www.BUILDseries.com

Head to www.buildseries.com at 5pm ET today for a LIVE video of my chat with the fab @kevankenney! Can't wait to be back at BUILD Series ✨#aolbuild @askonasholt @warner_classics Photo: @chrissingerme

Tune in to @medici.tv or @lincolncenter’s Facebook page TONIGHT at 8:30pm to watch Songplay LIVE from Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Theater! Can’t wait!! 🎺🎹🎤🥁🎵 Performed as part of Lincoln Center’s American Songbook. @allartstv @askonasholt @warner_classics @craigterrypiano @hotlipsporter @lautaro_greco #chuckisraels #jimmymadison

Just arrived at the #AppelRoom and the inspiration is everywhere! Tune in in just under 4 hours LIVE on @medici.tv!!

Working our way to the East Coast, #Songplay landed in #Boston for the @celebrityseries, and we had a brilliant time!!! Was great having so many @necmusic students there!!! Thanks for all the love!! Next stop: #NYC, LIVE from the Appel Room as part of @lincolncenter’s American Songbook. You can watch this “dazzling”, “masterful”, “brave” and “playful” concert LIVE via the one-and-only @medici.tv!!! Don’t miss it!!!! @craigterrypiano @hotlipsporter @lautaro_greco #chuckisraels #jimmymadison

Well, hello, @oberlincon! How YOU doin’? Can’t wait to see y’all tomorrow night for #SongPlay! #playwiththatsong #yougottalovetobeabletoplay

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~ Joyce DiDonato