Mendelssohn: Songs without Words, Op 67 No 2 (1:58)
Chopin: Waltz in D-flat major, Op 64 No 1 (1:50)
Saint-Saëns/Godowsky: Carnival of the Animals: The Swan (2:49)
Couperin: Le Tic-Toc-Choc (2:32)
Alexandre Tharaud, piano
Pianist Alexandre Tharaud proves that good things come in small packages. His new album contains 23 pieces that make perfect encores (or, in French ‘bis’) at the end of a recital. Reflecting Tharaud’s varied tastes in music, it comprises both original pieces and arrangements by composers from the 17th century to the present day.