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Le Poète du Piano - Alexandre Tharaud (candenza); Alexandre Tharaud (piano); Dominique A (vocals); Eric le Sage (piano);...
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  1. Prelude and Fugue, for keyboard No. 1 in C major, BWV 846 (BC L80) (WTC I/1)
  2. Les Sauvages, for harpsichord in G minor (Nouvelles suites)
  3. Mazurka for piano No. 41 in C sharp minor, Op. 63/3, CT. 91
  4. Prelude for piano No. 1 in C sharp minor ("The Bells of Moscow"), Op. 3/2
  5. Morceaux de fantaisie (5), for piano, Op. 3: No. 1
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  1. Prelude and Fugue, for keyboard No. 1 in C major, BWV 846 (BC L80) (WTC I/1)
  2. Les Sauvages, for harpsichord in G minor (Nouvelles suites)
  3. Mazurka for piano No. 41 in C sharp minor, Op. 63/3, CT. 91
  4. Prelude for piano No. 1 in C sharp minor ("The Bells of Moscow"), Op. 3/2
  5. Morceaux de fantaisie (5), for piano, Op. 3: No. 1
  6. Pièces pittoresques (10), for piano: Idylle
  7. Orfeo ed Euridice (Italian version), opera in 3 acts, Wq. 30: Ballet des ombres heureuses
  8. Adagietto, for orchestra (from the Symphony No. 5)
  9. Keyboard Sonata in A major, K. 208 (L. 238)
  10. Keyboard Sonata in A major, K. 209 (L. 428)
  11. Valse triste, for orchestra (from Kuolema), Op. 44/1
  12. Gaspard de la nuit, for piano, M. 55: Scarbo
  13. Ballade for piano No. 2 in F major, Op. 38, CT. 3
  14. Gymnopédie for piano No. 1
  15. Prelude for keyboard in E minor, BWV 855a (WFN 18; variant of BWV 855)
  16. Le Rappel des oiseaux, for harpsichord in E minor (Pièces de clavecin avec une méthode)
  17. Tambourin, for harpsichord in E minor (Pièces de clavecin avec une méthode)
  18. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard, BWV 988 (BC L9) (Clavier-Übung IV): Aria
  19. Romance sans paroles, for piano, 4 hands in A flat major, Op. 17/1: No. 3
  20. The Man I Love, song (from Strike Up the Band, 1st version; orig. composed for Lady, Be Good!)
  21. Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18: I. Moderato
  22. Keyboard Concerto in D major, H. 18/11: II. Un poco adagio
  23. Keyboard Concerto in D major, H. 18/11: III. Rondo all'Ungarese
  24. Concerto for solo keyboard No. 3 in D minor, BWV 974 (BC L194) (after Alessandro Marcello): II. Adagio
  25. Piano Concerto in G major, M. 83: III. Presto
  26. Piano Concerto in C sharp minor, FP 146: I. Allegretto
  27. Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488: I. Allegro
  28. Rondo for piano & orchestra in A major, K. 386
  29. Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat major ("Jeunehomme," "Jenamy"), K. 271: III. Rondo: Presto
  30. Concerto for 4 harpsichords, strings & continuo in A minor, BWV 1065 (after Vivaldi, RV 580): II. Largo
  31. Concerto for 4 harpsichords, strings & continuo in A minor, BWV 1065 (after Vivaldi, RV 580): III. Allegro
  32. Left, Alone, concerto for piano, left hand & orchestra: Part 1: I. Very fast
  33. Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major ("Alla Turca") K. 331 (K. 300i): III. Alla turca: Allegretto
  34. Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun), for orchestra, L. 87 (86)
  35. Children's Album Book 1, for piano: Andantino Op. 62/1
  36. Waltz, lyric piece for piano, Op. 38/7
  37. Schmetterling (Butterfly), lyric piece for piano, Op. 43/1
  38. Klokkeklang (Bell Ringing), lyric piece for piano, Op. 54/6
  39. Histoires sans paroles, for piano
  40. Cinema Paradiso (for the film Cinema Paradiso) (a.k.a. "Nuovo Cinema Paradiso - Love Theme")
  41. Valse, for piano (Musiques de soie): Valse
  42. Corpus Volubilis, for piano
  43. Le Chant des genêts, for piano
  44. Valse triste, for 2 pianos
  45. J'ai tué l'amour
  46. Chansons (2) de Charles Trenet, for piano : No. 1 Mes jeunes années
  47. India Song, film score:
  48. Barbara Ann
  49. Good Vibrations
  50. Charmes, 6 pieces for piano: No. 2: Pour pénétrer les âmes
  51. Prélude, for piano, M. 65
  52. Miroirs, for piano (or orchestra), M. 43: I. Noctuelles
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It's unclear who called Alexandre Tharaud "Le poète du piano"; searches for the phrase outside of references to this release yield nothing, and it would not be out of the question that this unconventional pianist bestowed the title upon himself. In some cases, "bad boy of the piano" might be a more appropriate title. Tharaud is nothing if not full of surprises, including popular songs (try The Beach Boys adaptations) and such adventures as a wildly decorated "Turkish Rondo" of Mozart. This is, after all, a pianist who doesn ...

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