Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet is universally respected for his mastery of color and nuance, and matched by a sensational technique. At age eighteen, he won the Young Concert Artists Auditions in New York and is an award winning and Grammy nominated artist with more than 30 recordings.
Is George Gershwin's music classical or jazz? With all the wonderful music he wrote, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet wonders why Gershwin still suffers from an "identity crisis."
The music heard here is Gershwin - "I've Got Rhythm Variations" (Decca 478 218 or B0014901-02).
You can really hear how Jean-Yves Thibaudet feels about and defines Gershwin on his all-Gershwin CD. The disc includes Rhapsody in Blue, the Piano Concerto in F, and "Variations on I Got Rhythm."
Many of Jean-Yves Thibaudet's recent performances are available to enjoy on YouTube. Search for Jean-Yves Thibaudet at: www.youtube.com.
You may have heard that the piano music written by Franz Liszt is devilishly difficult. Here's Jean-Yves Thibaudet's assurance that this is the understatement of the century.
Franz Liszt is just the tip of the repertory iceberg for Jean-Yves Thibaudet - his performances and recordings of Ravel, Debussy and Satie are among his other specialties. He also has a nice way with American composer, Bill Evans. There's a bit more about Jean-Yves Thibaudet here: http://www.imgartists.com/.