Canadian pianist with international reputation as romantic virtuoso. Silver medalist at 1978 Tchaikovsky Competition, winner of 2005 Prix Opus Interprète de l'Année and 2004 Juno.
André LaplanteApr. 26, 2009
Canadian pianist André Laplante began to study the piano at age 7, graduating from the Université de Montréal with both a Bachelor and a Master of Music degree. He furthered his studies in New York and Paris and came to international attention after winning prizes at the Geneva and Sydney piano competitions, followed by the Silver Medal at the Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow in 1978. Other awards and honours followed, among the more recent the 2004 Juno Award for orchestral recordings, Officer of the Order of Canada in 2005, and the Prix Opus – Interprète de l’Année 2005. He tours in the Far East, Australia and North America and appears with major orchestras and at top international festivals, among others the Festival International de Lanaudière and the Domaine Forget. He has served as a juror at major international piano competitions, and has many CDs on the Analekta label.

3rd recital for the LMMC.

Programme:

LISZT          Années de Pèlerinage, Première Année: Suisse
                        1. Chapelle de Guillaume Tell
                              Lento - Più lento - Allegro vivace
                        2. Au lac de Wallenstadt
                              Andante placido
                        3. Pastorale
                              Vivace
                        4. Au bord d’une source
                              Allegretto grazioso
                        5. Orage
                              Allegro molto - Presto furioso - Meno allegro -
                              Più moto
                        6. Vallée d’Obermann
                              Lento assai - Più lento - Recitativo - Più mosso -
                              Presto - Lento
                        7. Églogue
                              Allegretto con moto
                        8. Le mal du pays: Lento - Adagio dolente - Lento -
                              Andantino - Adagio dolente - Più lento
                        9. Les cloches de Genève: Nocturne
                              Quasi allegretto - Cantabile con moto - Animato -
                              Più lento

CHOPIN     Nocturne in C sharp minor, Opus Posthumus
                    Nocturne in F major, Opus 15 No. 1


CHOPIN     Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Opus 35
                       Grave - Doppio movimento
                       Scherzo
                       Marche funèbre: Lento
                       Finale: Presto

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