David Kadouch – Revolution (2019) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

David Kadouch – Révolution (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:21:07 minutes | 1,28 GB | Genre: Classical
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The gigantic fresco of history and these tiny moments of life combine to form a tracery of memory. It is on this incongruity that the performer’s art rests. Composers’ revolutions have been as much personal as political. In this recording, David Kadouch demonstrates that music is a human paradox that demonstrates this phenomenon in both the infinitely small and the infinitely large.

Freeze frame. On the sleeve of his album Révolution, David Kadouch is seated at the piano, hands in the air, looking like a shadow puppet. He is trying to stop time. His project here – surprising from an artist who is not yet 35 – is modelled on Annie Ernaux and her tale The Years. It’s about trying to gather together a collection of important moments, in this case musical, and in so doing, to take his own place in history. The works chosen by David Kadouch for this concept album are linked to spectacular collective events, but also to individual consequences. Alongside from Beethoven’s famous Sonata No.26, Op.81a, called “Les Adieux”, more jaunty and ornamented than powerful and angry; Étude révolutionnaire, Op.10 No.12 by Chopin, we find Dussek’s Sufferings of the Queen of France. The pretext for a series of contrasting pages in the form of a mini-drama without words, this work, whose elegance perhaps recalls that of Marie-Antoinette, ends in a treatment of her final moments. But too much grandiloquence stifles the tragic. The pianist, who seems at first to have mistaken virtuosity for a feel for the tribulations of History, is more convincing in the second part of his programme with Sonata 1.X.1905 by Janacek, and Debussy’s Les Soirs illuminés par l’ardeur du charbon and Feux d’artifice and finally Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues by Rzewski, an infernal toccata that bends towards the blues. It’s clear that these works prefer evocative, affecting treatment, and their more intimate discourse is a better suit for the initial aims of Révolution. – Elsa Siffert

Tracklist:
01. The Sufferings of the Queen of France, Op. 23: I. La reine est emprisonnée
02. The Sufferings of the Queen of France, Op. 23: II. Elle réfléchit sur sa grandeur passée
03. The Sufferings of the Queen of France, Op. 23: III. Elle doit se séparer de ses enfants
04. The Sufferings of the Queen of France, Op. 23: IV. La sentence de mort est prononcée contre elle
05. The Sufferings of the Queen of France, Op. 23: V. Sa résignation
06. The Sufferings of the Queen of France, Op. 23: VI. Sa situation pendant la nuit qui précéda le jour de l’exécution
07. The Sufferings of the Queen of France, Op. 23: VII. Elle entre dans la prison
08. The Sufferings of the Queen of France, Op. 23: VIII. On entend le tumulte d’une multitude furieuse
09. The Sufferings of the Queen of France, Op. 23: IX. La reine invoque le tout puissant au moment où elle doit mourir – La guillotine tombe
10. The Sufferings of the Queen of France, Op. 23: X. Apothéose
11. Piano Sonata No. 26, Op. 81a: I. Adagio – Allegro
12. Piano Sonata No. 26, Op. 81a: II. Andante espressivo
13. Piano Sonata No. 26, Op. 81a: III. Vivacissimamente
14. Études, Op. 10: Etude in C Minor ‘Revolutionary’
15. Scherzo No. 1, Op. 20
16. Harmonies poétiques et religieuses III, S.173: VII. Funérailles
17. Piano Sonata, 1.X.1905: I. Predtucha
18. Piano Sonata, 1.X.1905: II. Smrt
19. Les Soirs illuminés par l’ardeur du charbon, CD. 150
20. 12 Préludes, Livre 2, L. 123: XII. Feux d’artifice
21. Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues

Personnel:
David Kadouch, piano

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