JOUJOUX – a romantic collection (2013)


1. Chopin: Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante in E-Flat Major, Op. 22
2. Liszt: Années de pèlerinage in E Minor, IFL 21: 6. Vallée d'Obermann
3. Ravel: Sonatine, M. 40: 1. Modéré
4. Ravel: Sonatine, M. 40: 2. Mouvement de menuet
5. Ravel: Sonatine, M. 40: 3. Animé
6. Jora: Joujoux pour ma dame: 1. Ma dame
7. Jora: Joujoux pour ma dame: 2. Ma dame désire entende du Strawinski
8. Jora: Joujoux pour ma dame: 3. Un fox-trott pour ma dame
9. Jora: Joujoux pour ma dame: 4. Oú l'on rêve d'un collier de perles fines
10. Jora: Joujoux pour ma dame: 5. Tempête dans un verre d'eau
11. Bartók: Suite for Piano, Op. 14: Allegretto
12. Bartók: Suite for Piano, Op. 14: Scherzo
13. Bartók: Suite for Piano, Op. 14: Allegro Molto
14. Bartók: Suite for Piano, Op. 14: Sostenuto
15. Schönberg: Six Little Piano Pieces, Op. 19
16. Ligeti: Etude, No. 4: Fanfares

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The first solo album of a former child prodigy from behind the Iron Curtain, reaching artistic maturity. Three musical eras, seven composers, two centuries melting into a delicate, romantic feeling, like a story of a singing piano.

The main work in JouJoux is the suite “Joujoux pour ma Dame” by Mihail Jora. Five little pieces, five little brain teasers, quoting five contemporary composers, to be guessed by the young lady that Mihail Jora wants to seduce. The first and the last ones are Ravel and Bartok, two extremely different composers who lived in the same period. Radutu enlarges this idea over the musical eras before and after, by playing a positive and energetic Chopin together with a very deep and emotional Liszt, as well as a fine, minimalistic Schönberg together with a groovy interpreted Ligeti.

First edition sold out – second edition released by All Sound Around

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Artist: Maria Radutu
Labels: All Sound Around, Preiser Records
Release Date: 9-10-2013
Genre: Classical Piano
People: Maria Radutu (Piano)

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