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(from French Wikipedia, translated with google)
He won his first piano prize in 1933 at the Conservatoire de Paris, and a second prize for conducting in 1937. His teachers were André Bloch, Joseph Morpain, Victor Staub, Emil von Sauer, Marcel Dupré and Paul Dukas. Philippe Gaubert and Bruno Walter. His classmates are Maurice Baquet, Henri Betti, Paul Bonneau, Leo Chauliac, Henri Dutilleux, Louiguy and Pierre Spiers. He perfected his musical studies with Yves Nat, Sergei Rachmaninov, Manuel Infante, Maurice Ravel. He gave his first piano recital in 1935. He won the first Grand Prix Louis Diémer in 1939. Then began for him a great international career that will take him around the world: in France of course, but everywhere in Europe, England, Germany , Austria, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Holland. He also plays in South America and North America (United States, Canada). He plays in recital, and with orchestra under the direction of the greatest conductors: Philippe Gaubert, Pierre Monteux, Eugene Bigot, André Cluytens, Pierre Dervaux, Richard Beck, Carl Schuricht … His repertoire is vast, from Bach to Dutilleux. He excels in Liszt, of which he holds not only the technique but also the spirit by filiation with Emil von Sauer.
Composer: Franz Liszt
Performer: Raymond Trouard
Number of Discs: 1
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 581 MB
French critics see him as one of the piano masters of the 20th century:
“A legendary technique … wonderful hands … a source of joy”. Bernard Gavoty – Clarendon – The Figaro. “The piano, the sumptuous piano of Emile Sauer, Rachmaninoff, and Vladimir Horowitz, can be proud of Monsieur Trouard.” (Jean Wiener). “The most magnificent performance of the concerto in E flat of Liszt, which I remember since Busoni …”. (Jean Chantavoine) “The appassionata was the most beautiful or the most sublime – I use without hesitation absolute superlative – that I heard since Yves Nat”. (José Bruyr)
International criticism is no less laudatory:
“For a long time Debussy has not been interpreted with such ingenuous force, in an approach as intuitive as this evening given by Trouard”. Der Tagespiegel – Berlin. “The central event of the concert was Ravel’s concerto with Raymond Trouard. The public and the orchestra (symphonic Vienna) underwent the fascination of the pianist who was celebrated with enthusiasm. Neues Osterreich – Vienna. “Raymond Trouard’s play made Richard Strauss’s Burlesque an undeniable success for himself and for the work.” Volkstimme – Vienna. “He is a spiritual artist, full of poetry, taking, and from the technical point of view … legendary”. Svenska Dagbladet – Stockholm. “Raymond Trouard has the intrepid ardor, the steel technique, the clear and brilliant sonority, the frankness and rhythmic safety of the great virtuoso”. Evening – Brussels.
Raymond Trouard was among the great performers of Frédéric Chopin. On the record, he gave a reference version of the 14 waltzes. He made numerous recordings for Odeon, then CBS and EMI. These recordings have been remastered, and are reissued (May 2008) in a box of 11 CDs by the firm Sony, box entitled “Raymond Trouard: A life for the piano”. A booklet is included, with a recent interview of the artist by Frédéric Gaussin (2007). Many other registrations are waiting for a future commercial edition.
Raymond Trouard has had many students such as Michel Dalberto, Jean-Gabriel Ferlan, Eric Ferrer or Marc-Henri Lamande, at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris where he was a professor from 1969 to 1985.
Analyzed Folder: /96k (Mono) Liszt – Piano Recital No. 2 – Trouard_dr.txt ———————————————————————————————-
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR14 -0.53 dB -19.05 dB A Sonate En Si Mineur.flac
DR12 -0.31 dB -17.20 dB B1 Funerailles.flac
DR15 -0.57 dB -21.40 dB B2 Legende No.1 – Saint-Francois D’Assise Prechant Aux Oiseaux.flac
DR13 -0.43 dB -16.78 dB B3 Legende No.2 – Saint-Francois De Paule Marchant Sur Les Flots.flac
Number of Files: 4
Official DR Value: DR13
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