Michel Dalberto, accompanied by Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, played works by Fauré on a tour that led through Bensheim, Essen, Birmingham, London and Bonn. The fourth member of the tour, which began in late April 2013, was a C. Bechstein D 282 concert grand, under the care of the Belgian concert technician Denijs de Winter.
Highlight of the tour were the works of Gabriel Fauré, which Michel Dalberto recently recorded on CD together with these formidable french chamber musicians: his fellow pianist Nicholas Angelich, Renaud and Gautier Capuçon (violin and cello), Gérard Caussé (viola), and the Quatuor Ébène. This brilliant CD, released to excellent reviews, features the same C. Bechstein D 282 grand piano that Dalberto played on the tour.
Fauré's music radiates such a wonderful fin de siècle touch, and the acoustics of the Wigmore Hall suit chamber music so well, that the first concert of the series conjured up an impression that the world-famous venue built by Carl Bechstein in 1901 had been impatiently waiting for the return of a Bechstein grand piano.
More infos about the Dalberto tour with C. Bechstein:
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