Released: 22 March 2019

Reference: AP203

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Recorded by Little Tribeca at the Salle Philharmonique in Liège (Belgium) in october 2018

Artistic direction and sound engineering: Maximilien Ciup and Gaëtan Juge
Editing, mixing and mastering: Gaëtan Juge

Piano: Bösendorfer Vienna Concert 280
Tuning: François-Xavier Soulard, Régie piano


Diapason d'OrChoc Classica

Released: 22 March 2019

Reference: AP203

Franck: Piano Works & Quintet




Vlado Perlemuter and Jean Hubeau’s pupil, Michel Dalberto has established himself during a forty-year career as a master. And as an ardent defender of French music he launched on Aparté record label a serie dedicated to Debussy, Fauré, Franck and Ravel. “These recording of works of the four major French composers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, I wish to prove myself worthy of the teachers who used to provide a specific idea of French music made of severity and sensuality, a mixture of rigour and freedom.” After a first opus devoted to Debussy (and rewarded with a Diapason d'Or), and a second to Fauré (also rewarded with a Diapason d'Or), Michel Dalberto chose the Salle Philharmonique in Liège to record the third part of this collection – that is to say in César Franck’s home town. To complete this artistic experience, a video recording was also made as a living testimony of the French piano tradition.


« César Franck est un des compositeurs qui compte le plus pour moi » Écoutez le dernier enregistrement de Michel Dalberto ?▶️

Posted by Aparté on Thursday, May 9, 2019


Prelude, Choral & Fugue in B-minor, M21

1. Prelude Moderato
2. Choral Poco più lento – Poco allegro
3. Fugue Tempo I

Prelude, Aria & Final in E-Major
, M23

4. Prelude Allegro moderato e maestoso
5. Aria Lento
6. Final Allegro molto ed agitato

Piano Quintet in F-minor
, M7

7. Molto moderato quasi lento
8. Lento, con molto sentimento
9. Allegro non troppo, ma con fuoco10. Prelude Andantino
(from Prelude, Fugue & Variation in B-minor, M30 – arrangement Bauer/Dalberto)

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