Jean-philippe Sylvestre Plays Ravel

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Label: ATMA Classique
Catalog: ACD2 2773
Format: CD

Sylvestre, Jean-Philippe

Canadian pianist Jean-Philippe Sylvestre performs works for piano by Maurice Ravel, recorded on an Érard piano built in 1854. "The concept and performance of a work are affected by the instrument one plays,” says Jean-Philippe Sylvestre. “To bring out the Baroque character of two pieces, Le Tombeau de Couperin and Menuet sur le nom de Haydn, I wanted a piano with harpsichord-like articulation and sonority. That is why I decided to record this album on an Érard, a very special piano whose sonority and vibrations recreate the sounds, soul and mood of the time of Ravel and of the first Impressionists.”

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