Ravel: Concerto en sol, Le Tombeau de Couperin & Alborada del gracioso Javier Perianes, Orchestre de Paris & Josep Pons
- Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937): Miroirs, M. 43:
- 1Miroirs, M. 43: IV. Alborada del gracioso (orchestra version)07:51
- Le Tombeau de Couperin, M. 68:
- 2Le Tombeau de Couperin, M. 68: I. Prélude. Vif (Piano version)03:20
- 3Le Tombeau de Couperin, M. 68: II. Fugue. Allegro moderato (Piano version)03:35
- 4Le Tombeau de Couperin, M. 68: III. Forlane. Allegretto (Piano version)06:06
- 5Le Tombeau de Couperin, M. 68: IV. Rigaudon. Assez vif (Piano version)03:13
- 6Le Tombeau de Couperin, M. 68: V. Menuet. Allegro moderato (Piano version)05:11
- 7Le Tombeau de Couperin, M. 68: VI. Toccata. Vif (Piano version)04:27
- Piano Concerto in G Major, M. 83:
- 8Piano Concerto in G Major, M. 83: I. Allegramente09:05
- 9Piano Concerto in G Major, M. 83: II. Adagio assai09:01
- 10Piano Concerto in G Major, M. 83: III. Presto04:14
- Le Tombeau de Couperin, M. 68a:
- 11Le Tombeau de Couperin, M. 68a: I. Prélude. Vif (Orchestral Suite)03:21
- 12Le Tombeau de Couperin, M. 68a: II. Forlane. Allegretto (Orchestral Suite)06:23
- 13Le Tombeau de Couperin, M. 68a: III. Menuet. Allegro moderato (Orchestral Suite)04:43
- 14Le Tombeau de Couperin, M. 68a: VI. Rigaudon. Assez vif (Orchestral Suite)03:17
- Miroirs, M. 43:
- 15Miroirs, M. 43: IV. Alborada del gracioso (Piano version)07:09
Info for Ravel: Concerto en sol, Le Tombeau de Couperin & Alborada del gracioso
As if in a mirror, this recording juxtaposes the original piano versions of two of Ravel’s masterpieces (Le Tombeau de Couperin and Alborada del gracioso) with their respective orchestrations. The Concerto in G major combines the two facets, both when the piano is integrated into the overall sound and when it plays its role as a soloist. The subtle playing of Javier Perianes and the refined sonorities of the Orchestre de Paris, conducted by Josep Pons, also remind us that Spain was the most significant source of inspiration in Ravel’s output.
Javier Perianes, piano
Orchestre de Paris
Josep Pons, conductor
has worked with leading conductors including Lorin Maazel, Daniel Barenboim, Jesús López Cobos, Antoni Wit, Daniel Harding and Vassily Petrenko. Recent and forthcoming highlights include appearances with Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, the New World Symphony, Orchestre National de France, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic, Gulbenkian Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra as well as recitals in Tokyo, Madrid, Barcelona, Saint Petersburg and Miami.
The acclaim accorded to the pianist Javier Perianes by audiences and critics alike confirms his status as one of Spain’s most exciting young artists. Hugely popular with Spanish audiences, he has a growing international reputation.
Javier Perianes has performed in concert series throughout the world, having made appearances in New York’s Carnegie, Hall, Washington’s Kennedy Center, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Barbican, Royal Festival and Wigmore halls in London, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, New World Center in Miami and the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris. He was Artist in Residence at the Granada Festival in 2012 and was in residence at the Teatro de la Maestranza and Seville Orchestra during the 2012/13 season. He has worked with leading conductors including Lorin Maazel, Michael Tilson Thomas, Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and Yuri Temirkanov.
Concerto highlights this season include debut appearances with Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre, National de Lyon, Washington National Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Gävle and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestras, as well as the Copenhagen and Tampere Philharmonic Orchestras. He will make return appearances with the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic and the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra. In season 2015/16 he will appear with among others London Philharmonic, Tonkunstler Orchester, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Orchestra of St Luke’s, Chicago, Boston, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras and the Netherlands Radio Phiharmonic. Recent and upcoming recitals include performances in Madrid, Barcelona, Leipzig, Saint Petersburg, Paris, Miami, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Marseille and Hong Kong.
Javier Perianes records exclusively for harmonia mundi. His most latest CD Songs without Words, a selection of piano works by Mendelssohn, has received unanimous critical praise. Next month, harmonia mundi will release Javier Perianes’ recording of Grieg’s Piano Concerto recorded live in concert with BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sakari Oramo last October paired with a selection of Lyric Pieces. His previous releases for the label include Schubert’s Impromptus and Klavierstücke, Manuel Blasco de Nebra’s keyboard sonatas, Mompou’s Música Callada, …les sons et les parfums focussing on works by Chopin and Debussy and Moto perpetuo, a selection of Beethoven sonatas. His recording of Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain and selected solo works received a Latin Grammy Nomination.
In 2012 Javier received the ‘National Music Prize’ awarded by the Ministry of Culture of Spain.