André De Groote - A Life in Music

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André De Groote - A Life in Music

  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
  • Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)
  • Frédéric Devreese (1929-)
  • Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
  • Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
  • Johannes Brahms (1833-1893)
  • Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1932)
  • Sergej Prokofiev (1891-1953)
  • Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
  • Arthur De Greef (1862-1940)

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano concerto No. 3 in c minor, Op. 37
Piano concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
Sonata for Piano No. 21 in C major, “Waldstein”
Sergei Rachmaninoff
Piano concerto No. 1 in f sharp minor
Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 43
The Isle of the Dead, Op. 29 for 2 piano’s
Sergei Prokofiev
Piano concerto No. 2 in g minor, Op. 16
Arthur De Greef
Piano concerto No. 1 in c minor
Piano concerto No. 2 in b minor
Johannes Brahms
Sonata for Piano and Cello No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99
Sonata for Piano and Clarinet No. 2 in E flat Major, Op. 120
Variations and Fugue on a theme by Handel, Op. 24
Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, Op. 23 for piano four hands
Three intermezzi for Piano, Op. 117
Joseph Jongen
Piano concerto in c minor, Op. 127
Sonata for Cello and Piano in c minor, Op. 39
Frédéric Devreese
Piano concerto No. 4
Frederik van Rossum
Sinfonia concertante for Horn, Piano and Orchestra, Op. 11

And various works of: De Falla, Poulenc, Françaix, Schumann, Bartok, Tournemire, Villa Lobos, Cassadó, Babadjanian, Van Landeghem, Korngold, Dargomisjki, Liszt, Gyselinck, Granados, Debussy, Mendelssohn and Bach.

André De Groote
A prize-winner in a number of important contests, the eminent Belgian pianist André De Groote was awarded the Harriet Cohen Medal in London and was a laureate of the Tchaikovsky (Moscow), Queen Elisabeth (Brussels) and ARD (Munich) competitions, all of which gave him access to the world´s major musical venues.

His art has thus been widely heard, not only in the main European centers, but also in the Americas, Africa, the Middle and Far East. He has appeared with such distinguished conductors as Dean Dixon, Neëme Jarvi, Michael Gielen, Christoph Eschenbach, Igor Markevitch...his chamber music activities include close association with the Chilingirian and Via Nova string quartets, the violinists Yayoi Toda and Augustin Dumay, while his duo with the cellist Viviane Spanoghe has become a landmark in Belgian musical life. Together they have recorded works by Beethoven, Brahms, Britten, Enesco, Jongen, Shostakovitch, Tournemire and Vierne.

André De Groote wide-range repertoire includes some 50 concertos, Brahms´ entire output for solo piano (all of which has been recorded), Beethoven´s 32 piano sonatas that he performed three times in Brussels, at the Beethovenhaus in Bonn, in Zaragoza (Spain), and in Hiroshima (Japan); the recording of these sonatas has just been re-issued by Etcetera. An honorary professor at the Brussels Royal Consevatoire, he has given many master-classes in France, Germany, Spain and Japan. In 1986 he was a visiting Professor at Arizona State University, and in 2007-2008 he was a Visiting Professor of Piano at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is in great demand as an adjudicator in such international events as the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels.


Track listing

1 A Liife in Musi 10 CD box
artists: 'André De Groote'
composers: 'Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)' 'Claude Debussy (1862-1918)' 'Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)' 'Frédéric Devreese (1929-)' 'Robert Schumann (1810-1856)' 'Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)' 'Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)' 'Johannes Brahms (1833-1893)' 'Béla Bartók (1881-1945)' 'Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1932)' 'Sergej Prokofiev (1891-1953)' 'Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)' 'Arthur De Greef (1862-1940)'