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Aria: Opera without Words
Jean-Yves / Kerber, Randy Thibaudet, Percy Grainger, Giacomo Puccini
Aria: Opera without Words
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
 
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Jean Yves Thibaudet brings a lifelong passion for opera to his new CD of irresistible operatic melodies: Aria - Opera Without Words, an album that combines the intimacy of the piano recital with the drama and romance of t...  more »

      
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Jean Yves Thibaudet brings a lifelong passion for opera to his new CD of irresistible operatic melodies: Aria - Opera Without Words, an album that combines the intimacy of the piano recital with the drama and romance of the opera house. Following the huge success of his recording of the complete solo piano music of Erik Satie, this new album is a very personal collection of timeless classics and new transcriptions - including several by Thibaudet himself. Aria - Opera Without Words includes arrangements of many of the best-loved arias of opera including Puccini's "Vissi d'arte" from Tosca and "O mio babbino caro" from Gianni Schicchi, and the sparkling "Jewel Song" from Gounod`s Faust. Thibaudet even provides a thrilling portrait of Wagner's mighty "Ride of the Valkyries." These performances are not just arrangements of popular classics, they are also piano works in their own right.

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Thibaudet Does It Again!
J. B. Lepley | 02/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Sensitive and beautifully expressive playing, Thibaudet captures the essence of the singers art with his piano. Recording quality excellent.
Can't stop listening to this superb recording. Buy it now!"
Not Liszt
T. Schmalz | New Jersey | 04/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Jean-Yves Thibaudet's new recording is very pleasant to listen to. As expected, his playing is flawless and endlessly romantic in style; very poetic performances. His selection of repertoire is nice; however, the transcriptions themselves cannot compare to those by Liszt, in which Thibaudt dazzled listeners with his earlier recorded disc.

Overall, the playing is superb, the music is both warmly familiar and interesting and this is an excellent edition to the music lover's collection."
Music to relax
Nancy T. Kelly | Pittsburgh PA | 03/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"So easy to listen to. He plays so smoothly. Such a joy to hear."