Raphaela Gromes - Interview Fono Forum magazine
In the current issue of Fono Forum magazine, Raphaela Gromes talks about her admiration for great female composers, the tightrope walk between classical music and pop culture, and her vision of giving great female artists a voice:
"Femmes" is No. 5 on Amazon Charts, interview in Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung and ZDF Morgenmagazin
The new SONY album "Femmes" by Raphaela Gromes will be available in stores from 03.02.2023. Now already the album is listed number 5 in the Amazon charts! Congratulations!
In the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Raphaela Gromes answers "Four Questions" about her very personal inspirations in the field of culture and society. Read the whole, exciting article here: https://m.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/vier-fragen-an-raphaela-gromes-18633662.amp.html
You can get an audible and visible foretaste of the new "Femmes" album on ZDF Morgenmagazin. Here Raphaela Gromes tells the background to the making of the album, there are exciting facts about the life and work of brilliant female composers and there is even a reference to pop culture: Raphaela Gromes and Julian Riem play their arrangement of Billie Eilish's "No Time To Die" live, which can also be found on the CD. You can watch the whole programme here: https://www.zdf.de/nachrichten/zdf-morgenmagazin/raphaela-gromes-116.html
Passacalle de la Follie - new album by Philippe Jaroussky
On 17 February 2023 Philippe Jaroussky will release his new album "Passacalle de la Follie" on the Erato/Warner Classics label - together with L'Arpeggiata and Christina Pluhar.
When Christina Pluhar performs with her ensemble L'Arpeggiata, early music doesn't sound old at all, but often as lively as if it had just been composed. The lutenist attributes this to the freedom of improvisation that baroque music thrives on and which it shares with today's jazz and pop music: "Certain harmonic or rhythmic phrases that existed back then still exist today in living music. It's living baroque, so to speak."
"Marin Marais" - the new album by Alexandre Tharaud and Jean-Guihen Queyras
20 years after Alexandre Tharaud revived the interpretation of the French harpsichord masters (Rameau, Couperin) on the piano for harmonia mundi, he explores the work of Marin Marais with his long-time duo partner Jean-Guihen Queyras - with the piano and the violoncello respectively!
Drawing on their experience in Baroque music, the two rise to the challenge of showing the gamba master's essence as it is: timeless and universal.
"Gradus ad Parnassum" - The harpsichordist Jean Rondeau climbs to the summit across the epochs
The new album by French harpsichordist Jean Rondeau takes us to the summit of the Muses, the mythological Mount Parnassus. Entitled "Gradus ad Parnassum", the early music star, who is as passionate as he is flamboyant, presents original and hand-arranged works for his instrument, from the Renaissance master Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina to the classics Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven to the dawn of modernism in the early 20th century - true to his attitude: "I don't want to limit myself to just one repertoire or one era of music history."