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Helene Grimaud Interview

Posted at 10:22 AM on November 18, 2011 by ClassicalMPR

Hélène Grimaud is not your typical pianist. She likes to take chances. And taking chances is how she ended up making her first Mozart recording not with the world-renowned conductor Claudio Abbado and his Mozart Orchestra, as originally planned, but with the Bavarian Radio Chamber Orchestra.

The recording, simply titled 'Mozart,' marks two 'firsts' for Grimaud: her first live DG recording and her first ever Mozart concerto recording.

Listen to Hélène Grimaud discuss the album and recording process.

Read a review of the CD from New Classical Tracks