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Jeunehomme

 

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

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Happy Friday, everyone! I wanted to start the weekend with something special that I hope you’ll enjoy! In celebration of the release of my new album “Into the fire” featuring Jake Heggie’s profound song cycle about Camille Claudel, I created this playlist featuring some of my favorite tracks of Jake’s music. 🎧 Link in bio. He is not only a dear friend, he also captures human emotions so beautifully in this writing and I am always stunned by his sheer abundance of music ideas, languages and styles. I have been fortunate enough to sing a lot of his music throughout my career and I have so many beautiful memories of each and every one of his works I performed. I will never forget the profound impact on everyone in the cast and in the audience for each performance of “Dead Man Walking” and the wonderful humanity and insight into the life of a performer in “Great Scott”. Jake’s songs are part of almost every recital I give and I hope to be able to share how special his music is, via this playlist I created for all of you! @warner_classics @applemusic

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