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A VIDEO MESSAGE FROM JYT (2007)
On HIS FIRST CONCERT
PERFORMANCE

On RAVEL'S CONCERTO for
the LEFT HAND

On MOVIE MUSIC
On the VICTOIRE D'HONNEUR
On HIS CHILDHOOD
BACK TO THE FUTURE


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In recital...
THIBAUDET WOWS AUDIENCE AT LA JOLLA CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY DEBUT



We came to the recital hall knowing only that it was going to be an evening of Debussy and Chopin, prepared to just get lost in the music. And we did. From the moment Jean-Yves' fingers caressingly coaxed the first notes out of the piano, making it sing
-- of fog veiling vision,
-- of leaves falling sadly in the autumn,
-- of fairies waltzing in the air,
-- of moonlight in one's face,
-- of fireworks exploding in the night....
Images woven from sound as only Thibaudet can -- with flair, passion and precision, just the way Debussy meant it to be. And when sound becomes image in this manner, Debussy's unfamiliar Book of Preludes, which made up half of the programme, becomes a friendly book of musical treasures.

And the unfamiliar having become quite accessible becomes fitting prologue to the familiar, Debussy's occasional pointillism a suitable match to Chopin's sweet romanticism. Jean-Yves plays from the heart in a style that lends freshness to the familiar nocturnes and valses and etudes of our childhood. In such magical hands, Chopin's all too familiar music breeds not contempt but only greater endearment. The pieces he played were from his just-released album The Chopin I Love.

Altogether a well-balanced program, made exciting by an artist who bedazzled with his virtuosity and his own colorfully authentic persona, as the audience clearly was. Responding to their wildly exuberant applause, he delighted with two jazz encores - Bill Evans' sentimental For Debby and Duke Ellington's spirited Jubilee Stomp. Yet another touch of Thibaudet eclecticism. Classic Thibaudet, even without the red socks.* <-- FanFaire 2000

* In Y2K and thereafter, the trademark red socks are no more. And the coattails too will soon make a disappearing act... as Jean-Yves ponders a new Thibaudet look.


For Debby

Chopin: Prelude #11

Jubilee Stomp


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