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Thibaudet, Jean-Yves. JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET: ARIA OPERA WITHOUT WORDS. London, England: Decca Music Group Limited, 2007. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 1 pages. As New.

Rare Jean-Yves Thibaudet collectible item. A pristine copy of his "Aria: Opera Without Words" recording with Decca, signed by Jean-Yves Thibaudet. One of Jean-Yves Thibaudet's finest achievements, it is also one of the most important CD recordings of piano music in our time. The first release of the CD. Presents Jean-Yves Thibaudet's "Aria: Opera Without Words". "Thibaudet has had a lifelong devotion to vocal repertoire, and it was inevitable that he would record an 'opera without words' program. Among today's big-name pianists, Thibaudet is one of those most frequently praised for his 'singing tone'. He displays it exquisitely throughout this program, beginning with the initial track, a fantasy on two arias from 'Samson et Dalila'. Thibaudet's full technical arsenal is magisterially deployed in 'Soiree de Vienne', a concoction of Johann Strauss waltz themes including that of 'Die Fledermaus'; a Sonata-Fantasy based on 'Madama Butterfly', the longest track on the disc; and Louis Brassin's formidable arrangement of 'The Ride of The Valkyries', which Thibaudet tosses off with staggering ease" (Roger Pines). "Since I was very young, I have loved the human voice and the operatic repertoire. Over the years, it has given me more pleasure and overwhelming emotional feelings than any other form of music" (Jean-Yves Thibaudet). An absolute "must-have" collectible, not just memorabilia, item for Jean-Yves Thibaudet collectors. This copy of the CD of "Aria: Opera Without Words" is very boldly and beautifully signed in metallic-silver pen-marker in front by Jean-Yves Thibaudet. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a great CD recording. As far as we know, this is the only signed copy available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Thibaudet seldom does public signings. A rare signed copy thus. One of the greatest living pianists. A fine copy. . ISBN B000M9BTPE. $50.00

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