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France Clidat was a French pianist renowned for her interpretations of the works of Franz Liszt, a great many of which she recorded, and Erik Satie, whose complete piano works she recorded. In 1948, at age 15, France Clidat played Henri Sauguet’s Concerto in A minor in Geneva under the conductor Ernest Ansermet. She studied at the Paris Conservatory with Lazare Lévy, Maurice Hewitt, Alexis Roland-Manuel, Norbert Dufourcq, and Robert Siohan and received first prize in piano in 1950, at the age of 18. She later studied with Emil Gilels and Lélia Gousseau. At the Budapest International Competition in September 1956, she won the Franz Liszt Prize, a prize that had not been awarded since 1937. She later performed in many venues around the world. After a recital at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, Bernard Gavoty, reviewer for Le Figaro, dubbed her “Madame Liszt”. She was also called “the Ambassadress of the French piano” and she was named alongside Monique Haas, Cécile Ousset, Robert Casadesus and Philippe Entremont as outstanding representatives of the French piano school.
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Composer: Franz Liszt
Performer: France Clidat
Orchestra: Orchestre De La Residence De La Haye
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Number of Discs: 1
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 781 MB
Analyzed Folder: /96k Liszt – Piano Concerti No. 1 and 2 – Clidat, Norrington_dr.txt ———————————————————————————————-
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR14 -0.25 dB -20.91 dB A1 Concerto No.1 En Mi Bemol Majeur Pour Piano – 1. Allegro Maestro – Tempo Giusto.flac
DR16 -3.06 dB -26.08 dB A2 Concerto No.1 En Mi Bemol Majeur Pour Piano – 2. Quasi Adagio.flac
DR13 -0.58 dB -19.33 dB A3 Concerto No.1 En Mi Bemol Majeur Pour Piano – 3. Allegro Vivace.flac
DR14 -0.00 dB -19.99 dB A4 Concerto No.1 En Mi Bemol Majeur Pour Piano – 4. Allegro Marziale Animato.flac
DR13 -0.90 dB -18.97 dB B1 Concerto No.2 En La Majeur Pour Piano Et Orchestre – 1. Adagio Sostenuto Assai – Allegro Agitato Assai.flac
DR15 -3.84 dB -25.43 dB B2 Concerto No.2 En La Majeur Pour Piano Et Orchestre – 2. Allegro Moderato.flac
DR12 -0.49 dB -18.06 dB B3 Concerto No.2 En La Majeur Pour Piano Et Orchestre – 3. Allegro Deciso – Marziale Un Poco Meno Allegro.flac
DR11 -1.07 dB -15.54 dB B4 Concerto No.2 En La Majeur Pour Piano Et Orchestre – 4. Allegro Animato.flac ———————————————————————————————-
Number of Files: 8
Official DR Value: DR14
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