Andre De Groote: A Life in Music | Etcetera KTC1677

Andre De Groote: A Life in Music


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Label: Etcetera

Cat No: KTC1677

Barcode: 8711801016771

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 10

Release Date: 26th February 2021



A new 10-CD box set at a special price. A prize-winner in a number of important contests, the eminent Belgian pianist André De Groote was awarded the Harriet Cohen Medal in London and was a laureate of the Tchaikovsky (Moscow), Queen Elisabeth (Brussels) and ARD (Munich) competitions, all of which gave him access to the world’s major musical venues.

His art has thus been widely heard. He has appeared with such distinguished conductors as Dean Dixon, Neeme Järvi, Michael Gielen, Christoph Eschenbach, Igor Markevitch... his chamber music activities include close association with the Chilingirian and Via Nova string quartets, the violinists Yayoi Toda and Augustin Dumay, while his duo with the cellist Viviane Spanoghe has become a landmark in Belgian musical life. Together they have recorded works by Beethoven, Brahms, Britten, Enescu, Jongen, Shostakovitch, Tournemire and Vierne.

This mammoth 10-CD box set offers highlights from De Groote’s wide-ranging repertoire, which includes some 50 concertos, Brahms’s entire output for solo piano (all of which has been recorded), and Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas that he performed three times in Brussels, at the Beethovenhaus in Bonn, in Zaragoza (Spain), and in Hiroshima (Japan); the recording of these sonatas has just been re-issued by Etcetera.

Disc 10 includes various works by De Falla, Poulenc, Françaix, Schumann, Bartók, Tournemire, Villa-Lobos, Cassadó, Babadjanian, Van Landeghem, Korngold, Dargomyzhsky, Liszt, Gyselinck, Granados, Debussy, Mendelssohn and Bach.

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