Format: COMPACT DISC
Following his internationally acclaimed albums of rare works by Samuil Feinberg, Viktor Ullmann and Hans Winterberg, among them several world premiere recordings, pianist and composer Christophe Sirodeau now turns to Johannes Brahms, presenting here a selection of 14 Intermezzi, a journey both poetic and mesmerizing. As a pianist, Sirodeau is principally a pupil of Evgeny Malinin (from 1982 to 1992) with whom he studied in both France and Russia, latterly at the Moscow Conservatoire (on a state scholarship, 1989-92). Among his other teachers were Alberto Neuman (a disciple of Benedetti Michelangeli), Thérèse Dussaut, Olga Lartshenko and Dora Rybac. Sirodeau is known for his broad tastes and his curiosity for rarely heard scores from past and present both in concert, in the recording studio and for the radio.