Pianist Alexandre Tharaud in Concert at the Embassy of France
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Canadian pianist and former child prodigy Angela Hewitt may be best known for her nine-year recording project featuring a complete cycle of Bach's major keyboard works, but for her National Symphony Orchestra debut, she'll perform Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22. As heard in the award-winning film Amadeus, that diverse work includes difficult solos and a lively finale that's book-ended by a poignant minuet. Conductor David Zinman leads the NSO through another famous film theme as well, Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra, so compellingly used in Stanley Kubrick's ground-breaking 2001: A Space Odyssey. Learn More
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His percussive Scarlatti, his dreamy Ravel, his emotional Chopin and his warm Bach made for a remarkable evening of virtuosic pianism from this accomplished young Frenchman. It was also good to hear a magnificent Busendorfer instrument instead of...continued
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“Tharaud’s touch is multifaceted — sparkling sunlight, delicate lace, rivulets of melody and … showers of cross-handed notes sprayed in many directions.” —NPR
“With his knack for creative programming and a keen ear for sonority, French pianist Alexandre Tharaud is gaining a reputation as an artist of rare distinction.” —playbillarts.com_ _