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23.4.13

Bavouzet Returns, Phillips Collection



Charles T. Downey, Pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet: Technical mastery in need of a little heart
Washington Post, April 23, 2013

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Debussy, Complete Works for Piano, J.-E. Bavouzet
(Chandos, 2012)
No one should have any doubts about the virtuosity of Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. The French pianist has amassed an extensive number of recordings on the Chandos label, including complete sets of Beethoven’s sonatas (ongoing) and the piano music of Debussy, both featured in a meaty recital on Sunday afternoon at the Phillips Collection. In concert, Bavouzet showed that he can play very rapidly and very loudly; whether his playing can engage the listener beyond the amazement it often inspires is another matter.
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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano
Music by Beethoven, Debussy
Phillips Collection

SEE ALSO:
Jens F. Laurson, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet Floats Ravel but Sinks Beethoven (Ionarts, January 23, 2006)

Tim Page, A Soft Touch Brings out the Best in Pianist Bavouzet (Washington Post, January 23, 2006)

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