An entire day at the radio station France Musique dedicated to Bertrand Chamayou

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France Musique just can’t get enough of Bertrand Chamayou. The French classical music station has given the pianist free reign across an entire day of programmes on Tuesday 2 October. As Artist in Residence at Radio France, the indefatigable Chamayou will spend the whole day on the airwaves at the Maison de la Radio and other destinations, beginning with the …

Bertrand Chamayou invites Le Figaro to his home studio for a lesson in Saint-Saëns

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Bertrand Chamayou is interviewed at home in the French newspaper Le Figaro today on the release of his new Saint-Saëns album. Recorded with the Orchestre national de France and maestro Emmanuel Krivine, the disc was No.1 in the French classical charts in its first week of release. He spoke to the same publication about other projects that are ‘shaking up ideas …

Bertrand Chamayou to release new album of Saint-Saëns concertos and solo piano works

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Although best-known today for the delightful Carnival of the Animals, the rollicking Danse Macabre and the majestic Organ Symphony, the French composer Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) was one of the greatest piano prodigies of the 19th century, composing five concertos for the instrument, alongside a body of solo works including 18 Études. Though rarely heard or recorded today, the latter are …

Debussy Chamber Music album wins BBC Music Magazine Award

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In London today, Bertrand Chamayou accepted the prize for Best Chamber Music Album in the 2018 BBC Music Magazine Awards, for his Debussy Sonatas and Trio album. He received the award on behalf of fellow French musicians Renaud Capuçon (violin), Edgar Moreau (cello), Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Gérard Caussé (viola) and Marie-Pierre Langlamet (harp). Chamayou explained the special connection between the …

'In the footsteps of Debussy' documentary: watch now

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The final episode in Warner Classics’ the three-part documentary series In the footsteps of Debussy is out now, presented in partnership with Gramophone magazine for this month’s Debussy issue. The short film features interviews with Bertrand Chamayou on his contribution to the 33CD box set Claude Debussy: The Complete Works. Commemorating the centenary of the pioneering French composer’s death on 25 March 1918, the Warner …

Debussy Sonates & Trio nominated for BBC Music Magazine Award

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The shortlists for the 13th annual BBC Music Magazine Awards, the only classical music awards in which the main categories are voted for by the public, have been announced. A jury of expert critics selected this year’s 21 nominees across seven categories from over 200 longlisted recordings reviewed in 2017 by BBC Music Magazine, the world’s best-selling classical music monthly. The public …

Debussy in The Guardian's Top 10 Classical Albums list

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The Guardian has bid farewell to 2017 and welcomed in the Debussy centenary, with its list of the Top 10 Classical Albums of the year including the Debussy Chamber Music album, released in October to international critical acclaim (and whispers of a ‘classical super-group’). ‘Erato’s French-sourced Debussy collection, with a starry  lineup that includes violinist Renaud Capuçon, flautist Emmanuel Pahud …