Jean-Philippe Sylvestre – Ravel: Piano Works (2021) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Jean-Philippe Sylvestre – Ravel: Piano Works (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:01:38 minutes | 961 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © ATMA Classique

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”.

Jean-Philippe Sylvestre has appeared at the prestigious Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, plus all the major concert halls across Europe as well as the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. He is a regularly invited soloist with the Orchestre Metropolitain, the Orchestre symphonique de Quebec, the Orchestre symphonique de Laval, and the Orchestre symphonique de Longueuil.

1. Miroirs, M. 43: No. 1, Noctuelles (04:58)
2. Miroirs, M. 43: No. 2, Oiseaux tristes (04:27)
3. Miroirs, M. 43: No. 3, Une barque sur l’océan (Version for Piano) (07:08)
4. Miroirs, M. 43: No. 4, Alborada del gracioso (Version for Piano) (06:24)
5. Miroirs, M. 43: No. 5, La vallée des cloches (05:03)
6. Menuet sur le nom d’Haydn, M. 58 (00:56)
7. Pavane pour une infante défunte, M. 19 (Version for Piano) (06:14)
8. À la manière de Borodine, M. 63 No. 1 (01:06)
9. Prélude in A Minor, M. 65 (01:19)
10. Le tombeau de Couperin, M. 68: I. Prélude (03:31)
11. Le tombeau de Couperin, M. 68: II. Fugue (02:53)
12. Le tombeau de Couperin, M. 68: III. Forlane (05:08)
13. Le tombeau de Couperin, M. 68: IV. Rigaudon (03:27)
14. Le tombeau de Couperin, M. 68: V. Menuet (04:54)
15. Le tombeau de Couperin, M. 68: VI. Toccata (04:10)