Brahms: The Complete Solo Piano Works Geoffroy Couteau

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Label: La Dolce Volta

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Instrumental

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  • Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Scherzo in E-Flat Minor, Op. 4:
  • 1Scherzo in E-Flat Minor, Op. 409:07
  • Sonata in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 2:
  • 2Sonata in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 2: I. Allegro non troppo, ma energico06:11
  • 3Sonata in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 2: II. Andante con espressione05:45
  • 4Sonata in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 2: III. Scherzo. Allegro03:39
  • 5Sonata in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 2: IV. Finale : Introduzione (sostenuto) – Allegro non troppo e rubato12:33
  • Sonata in C Major, Op. 1:
  • 6Sonata in C Major, Op. 1: I. Allegro11:32
  • 7Sonata in C Major, Op. 1: II. Andante04:55
  • 8Sonata in C Major, Op. 1: III. Scherzo. Allegro molto e con fuoco05:37
  • 9Sonata in C Major, Op. 1: IV. Finale. Allegro con fuoco06:40
  • Sonata in F Minor, Op.5:
  • 10Sonata in F Minor, Op.5: I. Allegro maestoso12:11
  • 11Sonata in F Minor, Op.5: II. Andante espressivo – Andante molto10:39
  • 12Sonata in F Minor, Op.5: III. Scherzo. Allegro energico05:15
  • 13Sonata in F Minor, Op.5: IV. Intermezzo (Rückblick) - Andante molto03:15
  • 14Sonata in F Minor, Op.5: V. Finale. Allegro moderato ma rubato08:13
  • Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 9:
  • 15Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 917:52
  • Variations on a Hungarian Song No. 2 in D Major , Op. 21:
  • 16Variations on a Hungarian Song No. 2 in D Major , Op. 2106:32
  • Four Ballades, Op. 10:
  • 17Four Ballades, Op. 10: Andante - Allegro (D Minor)05:01
  • 18Four Ballades, Op. 10: Andante - Allegro non troppo - Andante (D Major)06:43
  • 19Four Ballades, Op. 10: Allegro (D Minor)04:29
  • 20Four Ballades, Op. 10: Andante con moto - piu lento (B Major)09:48
  • Variations on an Original Theme No. 1 in D Major, Op. 21:
  • 21Variations on an Original Theme No. 1 in D Major, Op. 2115:19
  • Variations in D Minor Op. 18b:
  • 22Variations in D Minor Op. 18b10:22
  • 25 Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel in B Flat-Major, Op. 24:
  • 2325 Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel in B Flat-Major, Op. 2428:40
  • Variations on a Theme of Paganini in A Minor, Op. 35:
  • 24Variations on a Theme of Paganini in A Minor, Op. 35: Book I13:11
  • 25Variations on a Theme of Paganini in A Minor, Op. 35: Book II10:10
  • 16 Waltzes, Op. 39:
  • 2616 Waltzes, Op. 39: No. 1 in B Major00:51
  • 2716 Waltzes, Op. 39: No. 2 in E Major01:15
  • 2816 Waltzes, Op. 39: No. 3 in G Sharp-Minor00:44
  • 2916 Waltzes, Op. 39: No. 4 in E Minor01:20
  • 3016 Waltzes, Op. 39: No. 5 in E Major01:16
  • 3116 Waltzes, Op. 39: No. 6 in C-Sharp Major01:00
  • 3216 Waltzes, Op. 39: No. 7 in C-Sharp Minor01:58
  • 3316 Waltzes, Op. 39: No. 8 in B-Flat Major01:23
  • 3416 Waltzes, Op. 39: No. 9 in D Minor01:09
  • 3516 Waltzes, Op. 39: No. 10 in G Major00:37
  • 3616 Waltzes, Op. 39: No. 11 in B Minor01:30
  • 3716 Waltzes, Op. 39: No. 12 in E Major01:37
  • 3816 Waltzes, Op. 39: No. 13 in B Major00:38
  • 3916 Waltzes, Op. 39: No. 14 in G-Sharp Minor01:21
  • 4016 Waltzes, Op. 39: No. 15 in A Flat-Major01:19
  • 4116 Waltzes, Op. 39: No. 16 in C-Sharp Minor00:59
  • Hungarian Dances:
  • 42Hungarian Dances: No. 1 in G Minor03:02
  • 43Hungarian Dances: No. 2 in D Minor02:45
  • 44Hungarian Dances: No. 3 in F Major02:10
  • 45Hungarian Dances: No. 4 in F Minor04:23
  • 46Hungarian Dances: No. 5 in F-Sharp Minor02:03
  • 47Hungarian Dances: No. 6 in D-Flat Major03:08
  • 48Hungarian Dances: No. 7 in F Major01:34
  • 49Hungarian Dances: No. 8 in A Minor02:43
  • 50Hungarian Dances: No. 9 in E Minor01:51
  • 51Hungarian Dances: No. 10 in E Major02:08
  • 8 Piano Pieces, Op. 76:
  • 528 Piano Pieces, Op. 76: I. Capriccio in F-Sharp Minor03:30
  • 538 Piano Pieces, Op. 76: II. Capriccio in B Minor03:25
  • 548 Piano Pieces, Op. 76: III. Intermezzo in A-Flat Major02:29
  • 558 Piano Pieces, Op. 76: IV. Intermezzo in B-Flat Major02:09
  • 568 Piano Pieces, Op. 76: V. Capriccio in C-Sharp Minor03:09
  • 578 Piano Pieces, Op. 76: VI. Intermezzo in A Major03:20
  • 588 Piano Pieces, Op. 76: VII. Intermezzo in A Minor02:59
  • 598 Piano Pieces, Op. 76: VIII. Capriccio in C Major03:26
  • Rhapsodie No. 1 in B Minor:
  • 60Rhapsodie No. 1 in B Minor09:54
  • Rhapsodie No. 2 in G Minor:
  • 61Rhapsodie No. 2 in G Minor05:16
  • 7 Fantasias, Op. 116:
  • 627 Fantasias, Op. 116: I. Capriccio in D Minor02:06
  • 637 Fantasias, Op. 116: II. Intermezzo in A Minor03:53
  • 647 Fantasias, Op. 116: III. Capriccio in G Minor03:07
  • 657 Fantasias, Op. 116: IV. Intermezzo in E Major04:14
  • 667 Fantasias, Op. 116: V. Intermezzo in E Minor03:06
  • 677 Fantasias, Op. 116: VI. Intermezzo in E Major03:28
  • 687 Fantasias, Op. 116: VII. Capriccio in D Minor02:10
  • Intermezzi, Op. 117:
  • 69Intermezzi, Op. 117: No. 1 in E-Flat Major04:40
  • 70Intermezzi, Op. 117: No. 2 in B-Flat Minor04:30
  • 71Intermezzi, Op. 117: No. 3 in C-Sharp Minor05:42
  • 6 Piano Pieces, Op. 118:
  • 726 Piano Pieces, Op. 118: I. Intermezzo in A Minor01:43
  • 736 Piano Pieces, Op. 118: II. Intermezzo in A Major05:36
  • 746 Piano Pieces, Op. 118: III. Ballade in G Minor03:04
  • 756 Piano Pieces, Op. 118: IV. Intermezzo in F Minor02:43
  • 766 Piano Pieces, Op. 118: V. Romance in F Major03:49
  • 776 Piano Pieces, Op. 118: VI. Intermezzo in E-Flat Minor05:02
  • 4 Piano Pieces, Op. 119:
  • 784 Piano Pieces, Op. 119: I. Intermezzo in B Minor03:22
  • 794 Piano Pieces, Op. 119: II. Intermezzo in E Minor04:36
  • 804 Piano Pieces, Op. 119: III. Intermezzo in C Major01:38
  • 814 Piano Pieces, Op. 119: IV. Rhapsodie in E-Flat Major04:19
  • Total Runtime06:30:48

Info for Brahms: The Complete Solo Piano Works

Fully conscious of the scale of recording all Brahms' solo piano music, Geoffroy Couteau devoted himself to it exclusively, taking the risk of an ‘artistic retreat’ for nearly two years in order to offer the very best of himself. Amazingly the recording project was completed in little more than three months and was unquestionably a real artistic adventure. A total immersion in Brahms, in chronological order of composition, with the exceptional recording team from La Dolce Volta.

Geoffroy Couteau studied in Paris with Michel Béroff, Denis Pascal and Eric Le Sage. He first encountered Op. 118 aged 13 and was awarded first prize in the International Johannes Brahms competition in 2005. Praising his debut recording also dedicated to Brahms, “ffff” from Telerama, 4 stars from Le Monde de la Musique, Geoffroy Couteau was described as a “fearless” pianist by Le Monde de la Musique, which compared the young artist’s interpretation to piano giants such as Gilels, Katchen, Lupu, Kempff and Serkin. Regularly exalted in the press among his emerging generation of pianists, his last CD devoted to Chopin and Scriabin also garnered enthusiastic critical acclaim.

Geoffroy Couteau, piano

Geoffroy Couteau
is a profound and sincere artist. He has been acclaimed repeatedly for his dense, rich playing, his wholeheartedness, and his risk-taking. For him, performance is the fulfillment of musical work, the fruition of a rich and complex process. It is assuredly the reason for this unique mode of expression and this unusual presence. He was awarded first prize in the International Johannes Brahms competition in 2005. His first recording, of Brahms’s final works, earned him a number of honors: “ffff” from Telerama, 4 stars from Le Monde de la Musique, 5 tuning forks, etc. Since its release, he has been playing in prestigious venues such as the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, The National Museum of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro, the Auditorium of the Musée d’Orsay, the Maison de la Radio, the Théâtre de l’Athénée, the Théâtre Mogador, the Salle Gaveau, The Amphitheater at the Bastille Opera House, etc. He was guest soloist with the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra in Thailand for Chopin’s First Concerto, and he has been invited to play in various festivals such as the “Piano aux Jacobins” Festival in Toulouse, the Chopin Festival in Bagatelle, the Chopin Festival in Nohant, the Lilles Piano Festival, the New Soloist Festival at the Serres d’Auteuil, the Epau Festival, the “French May” in Hong-Kong, etc. He is a frequent guest on several radio programs on France Musique, and on television programs like Mezzo and Direct 8. He was unanimously accepted to begin a course of studies at the Higher National Music Conservatory in Paris in the class of Michel Béroff, Denis Pascal, and Eric Le Sage. In 2002, he received the conservatory’s diploma of advanced formation with highest honors, fist in his class by a unanimous vote, and with the special Daniel Magne award. That same year he began the advanced proficiency course in piano under the direction of Michel Béroff, Marie-Françoise Bucquet, and Nicholas Angelich. He also studied chamber music with Jean Mouillère and Christian Ivaldi, and was awarded highest honors. He has participated in a number of master classes from renowned musicians such as Dmitri Bashkirov, Christoph Eschenbach, and Leon Fleisher. He has, moreover, been awarded grants from the Cziffra Foundation, the Concertante Foundation, the Mécénat Musical Société Générale, the Série Déclic– Culture France, and the Nadia et Lili Boulanger Foundation.

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