Released: 17 January 2020

Reference: AP222

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Recorded by Little Tribeca at the Salle Colonne in Paris in April 2019

Artistic direction: Nicolas Bartholomée
Sound engineers: Nicolas Bartholomée and Franck Jaffrès

Postproduction: Franck Jaffrès

Photo credit: Jean-Baptiste Millot

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Released: 17 January 2020

Reference: AP222

Brahms: op. 116, 117, 118

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Hortense Cartier-Bresson is a major figure of the French piano. Teacher of numerous famous pianists, she offers here in a rare interpretation the substance of her musical knowledge.

Exploring Brahms’ late piano pieces, this recording deploys a three-parts succession of musical and poetic miniatures. All of them reveal and reflect, one after another, the composer’s intimate imagination. Sometimes spirited, sometimes enigmatic or contemplative, they unfurl in the mists of Brahms’ musical arcane, fed by his own life experience.

The intellectual and musical maturity that emerges from this interpretation echoes the inner depths these works require. Hortense Cartier-Bresson gives her most masterful lesson as she finally reveals the secret of the last Brahms.

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Tracklist

Seven Fantasias, op.116
1. Capriccio in d mineur
2. Intermezzo in A minor
3. Capriccio in G minor
4. Intermezzo in E major
5. Intermezzo in E minor
6. Intermezzo in E major
7. Capriccio in D minor

Three Intermezzi, op.117
8. Intermezzo in E flat major
9. Intermezzo in B flat minor
10. Intermezzo in C sharp minor

Six Piano Pieces, op.118
11. Intermezzo in A minor
12. Intermezzo in A major
13. Ballade in G minor
14. Intermezzo in D minor
15. Romanze in D major
16. Intermezzo in E flat minor


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