Alexandre Tharaud and Angélique Kidjo with „Les mots d'amour“ at the Dresden Music Festival
Alexandre Tharaud was a guest at the Dresden Music Festival on 09.06.2022 with an extraordinary programme. Together with the singer Angélique Kidjo, he created a wonderful programme around the "Mots d'amour":
"For long moments, the fabulous pianist lays a fluffy carpet under this vocal queen, then the two found their way to a magnificent, even rousing conversation" (Dresdner Neue Nachrichten, 11/12 June 2022, Michael Ernst).
"Alexandre Tharaud [...] surrounded the grandiose singer predominantly with a costume of sound that excellently adjusted to her colouring. But he also knew how to set impressive contrasts, to get out of the harmony into the dissonant, to bring out the eccentric in a dexterous and almost orgiastic way - but then also to send out almost childlike, rapturous tones on the mini-piano into the motherly chest tone of the diva." (Dresdner Neue Nachrichten, 11/12.06.2022, Michael Ernst)
See the article here.