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JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET: ARIA OPERA WITHOUT WORDS by  Jean-Yves Thibaudet - Paperback - Signed First Edition - 2007 - from Modern Rare (SKU: 19881)


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by Thibaudet, Jean-Yves

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London, England: Decca Music Group Limited, 2007. First Edition. First Printing.. Softcover. Fine/No Dust Jacket, As Issued.. London, England: Decca Music Group Limited, 2007. Softcover. Fine/None, As Issued. First Edition/First Printing. 1 pages. Rare Jean-Yves Thibaudet collectible item. A pristine copy of his "Aria: Opera Without Words" recording with Decca, signed by Jean-Yves Thibaudet. One of Jean-Yves Thibaudet's finest achievements, it is also one of the most important CD recordings of piano music in our time. The first release of the CD. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent releases, particularly the Japanese Edition. The first release is now scarce. Presents Jean-Yves Thibaudet's "Aria: Opera Without Words". Ground-breaking and profound at the same time. "Thibaudet has had a lifelong devotion to vocal repertoire, and it was inevitable that he would record an 'opera without words' program. Among today's big-name pianists, Thibaudet is one of those most frequently praised for his 'singing tone'. He displays it exquisitely throughout this program, beginning with the initial track, a fantasy on two arias from 'Samson et Dalila'. Thibaudet's full technical arsenal is magisterially deployed in 'Soiree de Vienne', a concoction of Johann Strauss waltz themes, including that of 'Die Fledermaus'; a Sonata-Fantasy based on 'Madama Butterfly', the longest track on the disc; and Louis Brassin's formidable arrangement of 'The Ride of The Valkyries', which Thibaudet tosses off with staggering ease" (Roger Pines). "Since I was very young, I have loved the human voice and the operatic repertoire. Over the years, it has given me more pleasure and overwhelming emotional feelings than any other form of music" (Jean-Yves Thibaudet). An absolute "must-have" collectible, not just memorabilia, item for Jean-Yves Thibaudet collectors. <b><i> This copy of the CD of "Aria: Opera Without Words" is very boldly and beautifully signed in metallic-silver pen-marker in front by the artist: "To Bette, Jean-Yves Thibaudet". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. The recipient is named. This title is a great CD recording. As far as we know, this is the only such signed and inscribed copy available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Thibaudet seldom does public signings, and when he does, limits what he is willing to sign to one piece per person, making signed materials scarce. A rare signed copy thus. </b></i> One of the greatest pianists of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO LEIF OVE ANDSNES, MAURIZIO POLLINI, ARCADI VOLODOS, EVGENY KISSIN, LANG LANG, YUNDI, JON NAKAMATSU, AND LARS VOGT TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN B000M9BTPE.


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Thibaudet, Jean-Yves
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First Edition. First Printing.
Decca Music Group Limited
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London, England
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