Aria: Opera without Words

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Editorial Reviews

Gramophone - Bryce Morrison
Rarely has a pianist sounded so in love with his chosen repertoire. Wherever you turn you will hear playing of a princely lustre and virtuosity.
BBC Music Magazine - Tim Parry
[The pieces] are inventive and pianistically resourceful.... Thibaudet is always poetically refined and plays with delicacy and colour.
San Francisco Chronicle - Joshua Kosman
The tunes are hard to resist, and Thibaudet plays them with lyrical charm and plenty of technical pizzazz.
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Editorial Reviews

Gramophone - Bryce Morrison
Rarely has a pianist sounded so in love with his chosen repertoire. Wherever you turn you will hear playing of a princely lustre and virtuosity.
BBC Music Magazine - Tim Parry
[The pieces] are inventive and pianistically resourceful.... Thibaudet is always poetically refined and plays with delicacy and colour.
San Francisco Chronicle - Joshua Kosman
The tunes are hard to resist, and Thibaudet plays them with lyrical charm and plenty of technical pizzazz.

The tunes are hard to resist, and Thibaudet plays them with lyrical charm and plenty of technical pizzazz.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/13/2007
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028947576686
  • Catalog Number: 000843102
  • Sales rank: 19,500

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Fantasy on 2 Themes from Saint-Saëns' "Samson et Dalila", for piano - Camille Saint-Saëns & Jean-Yves Thibaudet / Randy Kerber (6:58)
  2. 2 Ramble on Love, for piano (after the Love Duet from Richard Strauss' "Der Rosenkavalier;" FS 4) - Percy Grainger & Christopher Pope (7:31)
  3. 3 Gianni Schicchi, opera: Aria. O mio babbino caro - Giacomo Puccini & Christopher Pope (2:57)
  4. 4 Die tote Stadt (The Dead City), opera, Op. 12: Glück, das mir verblieb - Erich Wolfgang Korngold & Christopher Pope (6:10)
  5. 5 Paraphrase on a Theme from Johann Strauss's Die Fledermaus, for piano - Alfred Grünfeld & Christopher Pope (5:46)
  6. 6 Tosca, opera: Vissi d'arte - Giacomo Puccini & Christopher Pope (3:27)
  7. 7 Norma, opera: Casta diva - Vicenzo Bellini & Christopher Pope (7:02)
  8. 8 Mélodie (Dance of the Blessed Spirits, from Gluck's Orphee ed Euridice) - Giovanni Sgambati & Christopher Pope (3:29)
  9. 9 Portrait of Madame Butterfly (Operatic Sonata-Fantasy on Themes of Puccini), for piano - Yvar Mikhashoff & Christopher Pope (12:21)
  10. 10 Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: The Ride of the Valkyries - Richard Wagner & Christopher Pope (5:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jean-Yves Thibaudet Primary Artist
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