Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Born: 9th December 1968, Paris, France
Alexandre Tharaud has made his reputation as a dizzyingly diverse and adaptable pianist; his discs range from Mozart and Haydn piano and keyboard works to Le Boeuf sur le toit, a musical celebration of the famous Paris cabaret of the 1920s.
Further Reading: Alexandre Tharaud
The French pianist and friends (including Natalie Dessay, Madeleine Peyroux, Juliette and Bénabar) get together for a joyous compendium of music by regular visitors to the eponymous Parisian nightclub during the 1920s, including Ravel, Milhaud, and Clément Doucet.
In the wake of French pianist Alexandre Tharaud’s superb recent album of Couperin, Tic Toc Choc, Chris considers the implications of performing baroque keyboard music on a modern piano.