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Recorded by Little Tribeca at the Salle Colonne (Paris) in february 2019
Artistic direction, sound engineering, editing, mixing and mastering: Franck Jaffrès
Piano Steinway D 274 no.598523
Tuning: Bastien Herbin (Quintessence)
Released: 27 September 2019
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.
In the press
Bruno Rigutto a tant et si bien côtoyé ces pièces de Chopin qu'il les joue comme il respire et en dessine une fresque passionnante.
Une merveille. Ne le manquez pas. Bruno Rigutto s'y révèle inspiré, sensible, au dessus des banalités.
1. Nocturne in E minor, op.72 (posthumous)
2. Nocturne in C-sharp minor, op. posthumous
3. Nocturne in B-flat minor, op. 9 no.1
4. Nocturne in E-flat major, op. 9 no.2
5. Nocturne in B major, op. 9 no.3
6. Nocturne in F major, op. 15 no.1
7. Nocturne in F-sharp major, op. 15 no.2
8. Nocturne in G minor, op. 15 no.3
9. Nocturne in C-sha minor, op. 27 no.1
10. Nocturne in D-flat major, op. 27 no.2
11. Nocturne in B major, op. 32 no.1
12. Nocturne in A-flat major, op. 32 no.2
1. Nocturne in C minor, op. posthumous
2. Nocturne in G minor, op. 37 no.1
3. Nocturne in G major, op. 37 no.2
4. Nocturne in C minor, op. 48 no.1
5. Nocturne in F-sharp minor, op. 48 no.2
6. Nocturne in F minor, op. 55 no.1
7. Nocturne in E-flat major, op. 55 no.2
8. Nocturne in B major, op. 62 no.1
9. Nocturne in E major, op. 62 no.2