Alexandre Tharaud, piano
Cliburn at the Kimbell: Masters
Date: April 4, 2019 7:30 pm CDT
Venue: Kimbell Art Museum Piano Pavilion
“When, after 30 [Goldberg] variations, the Aria returned at the evening’s end—caressing in its tenderness, nostalgic in its reach, hopeful in its gentle declarations—it was as if the entire world had been transformed without us knowing it.” — Washington Post
Paris-native Alexandre Tharaud’s career abounds with accomplishment and intrigue: in addition to concerts with most major orchestras and venues across North America and Europe, he’s collaborated with horse trainer and impresario Bartabas, appeared in and performed the soundtrack for Michael Haneke’s Academy Award-winning Amour, and recorded 37 albums. In 2015, he took on one of the pinnacles of keyboard literature—Bach’s Goldberg Variations—which he performs for us, in one set, on each of two nights in April for his Texas debut.