is known as the Champion
of the French Impressionists, and
not without reason. He is after
all French and he has played the music of Ravel and Debussy since he was
a little boy. And if you think you don't care much for either, you only
have to listen to Jean-Yves play their music to turn you around. Start
with Ravel's Pavane pour une infante
défunte which is what you're
hearing now, or even Debussy's all too familiar Clair
de lune and gradually soak in the
rest of the repertoire...
|... and experience the fusion of visual and aural imagery. If you could hear the shimmer in the waters of Monet's landscapes, or Seurat's scintillating points of light on a Sunday afternoon, or the swirling of the stars in Van Gogh's Starry Night - this is how it would all sound!||
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|Better yet, if you can swing it, hear and see him play the music live - the warm but crystalline sounds he coaxes out of the keyboard with his customary casual elegance make for an impressionist experience like no other.|
|But don't put him in a box labeled Pianist of the French School. Because he is truly "MORE THAN FRENCH"... - FanFaire 1998|
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|& the BBC Symphony||LA Concert||JY Reflects on Duke||La Jolla Recital||Joie de vivre!||Thibaudet Triomphant|
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Music clip: Pavane pour une infante défunte
from the album "Ravel: Complete Works for Solo Piano"
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pianist (London 435 515-2)