Friday, November 27, 2015

BACH & BEETHOVEN Quasi una Fantasia

"This French pianist has a very individual sound. Her touch is light and expressive, and her Bach has great charm; the dynamics and tempos in her Beethoven sonatas are perectly judged, as is the tone." --BBC Music Magazine, July 2015

Pianist Audrey Vigoureux, a native of Aix-en-Provence in southern France, started playing at the age of eight. She studied with Sébastien Risler and Jacques Rouvier at the Conservatoire Supérieur of Geneva and the CNSM de Paris, graduating with honours from both. 

Her awards include the De Agostini Foundation prize and a first prize from the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe. This recording features 'Fantasias' by Bach and Beethoven. Beethoven subtitled two Piano Sonatas 'Quasi una Fantasia' – Op.27 No.1 and Op.110. These works are paired with two Fantaisies and Fugues by Bach, in performances that focus on the music's lyrical properties.

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