Performance Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | 7:30 PM

Alexandre Tharaud

Zankel Hall
Alexandre Tharaud brings color and his awe-inspiring virtuosity to music that spans Baroque France to Biedermeier Vienna. Couperin’s Pièces de clavecin—brief but brilliant character pieces—are among the touchstones of Baroque keyboard music. High spirits take flight in Mozart’s A-Major Sonata with its famous “Alla Turca” finale. Beethoven’s Sonata No. 31 is profound and moving, while Schubert’s genial German Dances delight with their charming melodies.


  • Alexandre Tharaud, Piano


  • MOZART Piano Sonata in A Major, K. 331
  • COUPERIN Pièces de clavecin
    ·· La logivière
    ·· Les calotines
    ·· Les rozeaux
    ·· Les baricades mistérieuses
    ·· Les ombres errantes
    ·· La triomphante
    ·· Le Carillon de Cithére
    ·· Le tic-toc-choc ou les maillotins
  • SCHUBERT 16 German Dances, D. 783
  • BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110


Couperin's "Le tic-toc-choc ou les maillotins"
Alexandre Tharaud, Piano
Erato/Warner Classics

This performance is part of Keyboard Virtuosos III: Keynotes.