Alexandre Tharaud

Jean-Guihen Queyras, Alexandre Tharaud - Debussy, Poulenc:  Works for Cello and Piano (2008)

Jean-Guihen Queyras, Alexandre Tharaud - Debussy, Poulenc: Works for Cello and Piano (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 62:47 | 444 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMC902012

Combining works by Debussy and Poulenc on an album may, to some, seem a bit ironic seeing as at one point, the latter railed against the music of the former. Poulenc was later to change his tune, though, and eventually became one of Debussy's most ardent admirers. The two were greatly responsible for a new direction in French music, which, ironically, required both of them to look to composers of the past for inspiration.
Alexandre Tharaud - Mozart, Haydn: Piano Concertos (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Alexandre Tharaud - Mozart, Haydn: Piano Concertos (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:52 minutes | 1.20 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Tharaud returns with a an album of music by Haydn and Mozart, all composed between 1777 and 1786, including Mozart’s masterpiece the Piano Concerto No.9 “Jeunehomme”, widely regarded as one counting among his greatest works. The piano works are cleverly weaved together through the cadenzas. While he performs Mozart’s cadenzas in the Piano Concerto No.9, Tharaud has written his own cadenza for the Rondo in A – employing themes from “Jeunehomme” – as well as for the Haydn Piano Concerto – in which he uses motifs from Mozart’s famous Rondo “alla Turca”, which with the final movement being a Rondo “all'Ungherese”, gives the piece a truly Eastern European flavour.

Alexandre Tharaud - Tharaud plays Rachmaninov (2016)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Dec. 10, 2017
Alexandre Tharaud - Tharaud plays Rachmaninov (2016)

Alexandre Tharaud - Tharaud plays Rachmaninov (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 66:41 | 242 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato | Catalog: 0190295954697

There is no shortage of recordings of Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18, one of the most popular pieces in the classical repertory ever since its slow-movement clarinet solo underlaid the quintessence of cinematic romance, Brief Encounter. But this one, by pianist Alexandre Tharaud (he may not be as well known as the decision to omit his first name in the graphics would presume, but he's getting there), is worth strong consideration.
Alexandre Tharaud - Tharaud plays Rachmaninov (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Alexandre Tharaud - Tharaud plays Rachmaninov (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:41 minutes | 1,04 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

French star pianist Alexandre Tharaud takes on the blockbuster ‘Rach 2’ concerto in a thrilling performance with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Russian maestro Alexander Vedernikov. It is coupled with more intimate Rachmaninov for piano six-hands (for which Alexandre is flanked by Alexander Melnikov and Aleksandar Madžar) and the icing on the cake: a sublime Vocalise in the original version for voice and piano, with pure-voiced French soprano Sabine Devieilhe.

Alexandre Tharaud - Barbara (2017) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 8, 2017
Alexandre Tharaud - Barbara (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Alexandre Tharaud - Barbara (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 77:57 minutes | 753 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

For this double album, pianist Alexandre Tharaud invited a spectacular array of guest performers to join him in paying tribute to the singer-songwriter Barbara, who died 20 years ago, in November 1997. She shares a place of honour in French song with two other ‘B’s’, Jacques Brel and Georges Brassens. Among the featured artists are three world-famous actress-singers Juliette Binoche, Vanessa Paradis and Jane Birkin.

Alexandre Tharaud - Barbara (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Sept. 29, 2017
Alexandre Tharaud - Barbara (2017)

Alexandre Tharaud - Barbara (2017)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 381 MB | Digital Booklet | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 179 MB | 01:18:02
Classical, Piano, French Vocal | Label: Erato/Warner Classics

For this double album, pianist Alexandre Tharaud invited a spectacular array of guest performers to join him in paying tribute to the singer-songwriter Barbara, who died 20 years ago, in November 1997. She shares a place of honour in French song with two other ‘B’s’, Jacques Brel and Georges Brassens. Among the featured artists are three world-famous actress-singers Juliette Binoche, Vanessa Paradis and Jane Birkin. It is 20 years since Barbara died, aged 67, on November 24th 1997. Alexandre Tharaud’s idea for this album dates back to the day of her funeral. He, like many other fans, went to the cemetery in Bagneux on the outskirts of Paris.
Jean-Guihen Queyras & Alexandre Tharaud - Brahms: Cello Sonatas & Hungarian Dances (2018)

Jean-Guihen Queyras & Alexandre Tharaud - Brahms: Cello Sonatas & Hungarian Dances (2018)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, d. booklet | 474 MB
Label: Warner Classics – 9029572393 | Tracks: 13 | Time: 71:21 min
Classical

Pianist Alexandre Tharaud and cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras are long-established as a duo team, but this is the first time that Queyras has joined Tharaud for an Erato recording. They have chosen works that lie at the heart of the Romantic repertoire, all by Brahms: his two cello sonatas and the duo’s own transcriptions of six of the Hungarian Dances.
Jean-Guihen Queyras & Alexandre Tharaud - Brahms: Cello Sonatas & Hungarian Dances (2018)

Jean-Guihen Queyras & Alexandre Tharaud - Brahms: Cello Sonatas & Hungarian Dances (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 299 MB
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 13 | Time: 71:20 min

Pianist Alexandre Tharaud and cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras are long-established as a duo team, but this is the first time that Queyras has joined Tharaud for an Erato recording. They have chosen works that lie at the heart of the Romantic repertoire, all by Brahms: his two cello sonatas and the duo’s own transcriptions of six of the Hungarian Dances.
Jean-Guihen Queyras & Alexandre Tharaud - Brahms: Cello Sonatas & Hungarian Dances (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Jean-Guihen Queyras & Alexandre Tharaud - Brahms: Cello Sonatas & Hungarian Dances (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:20 minutes | 1.16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Pianist Alexandre Tharaud and cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras are long-established as a duo team, but this is the first time that Queyras has joined Tharaud for an Erato recording. They have chosen works that lie at the heart of the Romantic repertoire, all by Brahms: his two cello sonatas and the duo’s own transcriptions of six of the Hungarian Dances.
Poulenc - Complete Chamber Music, Vol.1 - Alexandre Tharaud et al. (2000) {Naxos 8.553611} [reup]

Poulenc - Complete Chamber Music, Vol.1 - Alexandre Tharaud et al. (2000) {Naxos 8.553611}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 208 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 134 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 67 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2000 Naxos / HNH International | 8.553611
Classical / Early Modern / Early 20th Century / Chamber Music

This excellent first volume in what promises to be a two-disc collection of Poulenc's complete chamber music offers performances that compare favorably with the best available. All of the musicians are superb, but several deserve special mention. Alexandre Tharaud plays Poulenc's piano parts with great flair, wit, and a true feeling for the music's manic shifts from raucous high spirits to nostalgia and melancholy. Since all of these works feature the piano, the importance of his contribution can't be overestimated.