Chopin: Nocturnes Bruno Rigutto

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Label: Aparté

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Instrumental

Artist: Bruno Rigutto

Composer: Frederic Francois Chopin (1810-1849)

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  • Frederic Chopin (1810 - 1849):
  • 1Nocturne in E Minor, Op. 72 (Posthumous)03:43
  • 2Nocturne in C-Sharp Minor, Op. Posthumous03:52
  • 3Nocturne in B-Flat Minor, Op. 9, No. 105:56
  • 4Nocturne in E-Flat Major, Op. 9, No. 204:01
  • 5Nocturne in B Major, Op. 9, No. 306:11
  • 6Nocturne in F Major, Op. 15, No. 104:01
  • 7Nocturne in F-Sharp Major, Op. 15, No. 203:19
  • 8Nocturne in G Minor, Op. 15, No. 304:53
  • 9Nocturne in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 105:06
  • 10Nocturne in D-Flat Major, Op. 27, No. 205:48
  • 11Nocturne in B Major, Op. 32, No. 104:28
  • 12Nocturne in A-Flat Major, Op. 32, No. 204:36
  • 13Nocturne in C Minor, Op. Posthumous03:04
  • 14Nocturne in G Minor, Op. 37, No. 105:53
  • 15Nocturne in G Major, Op. 37, No. 204:51
  • 16Nocturne in C Minor, Op. 48, No. 106:13
  • 17Nocturne in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 48, No. 207:23
  • 18Nocturne in F Minor, Op. 55, No. 104:49
  • 19Nocturne in E-Flat Major, Op. 55, No. 204:22
  • 20Nocturne in B Major, Op. 62, No. 106:27
  • 21Nocturne in E Major, Op. 62, No. 205:26
  • Total Runtime01:44:22

Info for Chopin: Nocturnes

Bruno Rigutto performed a new recording, matured over time, of Chopin's Nocturnes, 40 years after his first complete recording of these pieces.

His long-time attendance and his poetic approach to this corpus make this new album an exciting object. This second complete recording is enriched with the sheen that only time and long-lasting imagination can give to the performance.

For the French pianist, playing Chopin's music has a mysterious aura. The performer's sensitivity has to resonate with the composer's affects. The alchemy is complete, the interpreter drawing from within himself the atmospheres to create subtle nuances and phrasings. Finally, the album is the mirror of the inner life of Chopin since it follows the chronological order of composition of the Nocturnes. So this is the soundtrack to Chopin’s life that we are following as we listen. The listener discovers or rediscovers Bruno Rigutto under the nocturnal rays of romanticism, which are infused with the works of one of the most endearing composers and pianists.

Bruno Rigutto, piano

Bruno Rigutto
"... To Rigutto, everything belongs to the workmanship of instinct, submits to its will, submits. Discipline or inspiration? It is according to. But it is perfect. The part of the dream? She is precisely to let nothing appear, to give conviction that an instant of absolute can measure by the yardstick of whole partition, weigh in the breath of all its length. To Rigutto, the fulgurance is a state of permanence, a summer of sounds..."

Bruno Rigutto studied the piano in CNSM of Paris in the class of Lucette Descaves, chamber music with Jean Hubeau, composition and direction of orchestra. He also had the chance to be, during ten years, one of the rare adherents of Samson François.

Laureate of Competitions Margaret Long in Paris and Tchaikowsky in Moscow, Bruno Rigutto started very early his international career, invited by most big Chiefs: C.M. Giulini, L. Maazel, G. Prêtre, S. Skrowaczewski, K. Masur, S. Macal, S. Baudo, etc.

He is also the soloist of prestigious orchestras such as Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the Orchestra of Cleveland, the Orchestra of Paris, Royal Liverpool Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, NHK of Tokyo, orchestra of the Santa Caecilia of Rome, orchestras of Barcelona, Madrid, Leningrad, Monte Carlo, the Orchestra of Foundation Gulbenkian, etc. Bruno Rigutto dedicates himself, moreover, to the chamber music, through which he scoops out the substance of his researches.

His partners are Isaac Stern, Jean-Pierre Wallez, Pierre Amoyal, Raphaël Oleg, Patrice Fontanarosa, Brigitte Engerer, Olivier Charlier, Barbara Hendricks, Michel Portal, Mstislav Rostropovitch, Arto Noras, Yo Yo Ma, etc.

His discography is important. He recorded for Decca, EMI, Forlane, Denon, Lyrinx, and got several Grand Prizes of the Disc. Conductor since 1984, Bruno Rigutto also composed several musics of stages and of films. He teaches in CNSM of Paris where he succeeded Aldo Ciccolini. He also teaches in the Ecole Normale of Paris, and offen in masterclasses in Japan an Korea.

Booklet for Chopin: Nocturnes

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