Credo - Hélène Grimaud (piano); Swedish Radio Choir (choir, chorus); Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)
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  1. Fantasia on an Ostinato, for piano
  2. Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor ("Tempest"), Op. 31/2
  3. Fantasia for piano, chorus, and orchestra ("Choral Fantasy"), Op. 80
  4. Credo, for piano, chorus & orchestra
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Credo by Hélène Grimaud is one of the most effectively sequenced discs ever released. The movement from the hazy postmodernism of John Corigliano's Fantasia on an Ostinato for solo piano and the passionate Romanticism of Beethoven's Tempest Sonata for solo piano, then on through the Enlightenment ecstasy of Beethoven's Choral Fantasia for piano solo, orchestra, and chorus, and culminating in the nihilist excesses of Arvo Pärt's massive Credo for piano solo, orchestra, and chorus, is musically and dramatically overwhelming. ...

Credo 2004, Deutsche Grammophon

UPC: 028947176923

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