Ep. 12: Laurent Boukobza, International Concert Pianist: Chopin. Debussy, Liszt, Beethoven

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5m Apr 6, 2021

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In today's conversation, we open with his performance of Chopin's Etude in C# Minor (Op. 10 #4 0:00). Today's offering is a chat about the making of a concert pianist. How he started as a precocious little boy in Paris, France, where's he's been, who he is today and his philosophy on teaching and the lifelong work of a concert pianist. We also get to hear Debussy’s Clair de Lune (12:41) the grand ending of Liszt's "Apres une lecture de Dante" (25:15) and finish with Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata 3rd Movement (47:44) in its entirety at the end.

Chopin's Etude in C# Minor Op. 10 #4 0:00
Debussy’s Clair de Lune 12:41
Liszt's "Apres une lecture de Dante" (Except) 25:15
Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata 3rd Movement 47:44

Laurent Boukobza’s Bio:

A Parisian native, Laurent Boukobza is a prize-winner of
many international competitions, including First Prize in
Piano and Chamber Music from the Conservatoire National
Superieur de Musique de Paris and from the prestigious
International Academy Maurice Ravel in Saint-Jean-de-Luz,
A recording artist with many CDs, Laurent tours widely in Europe, the Americas, and the Far East.
His teachers included Catherine Collard, Germaine Mounier, Yvonne Loriod, and Michel Beroff. 
Laurent is in the process of recording the complete cycle of 32 Beethoven's Piano Sonatas endorsed by a major record label, releasing at the end of 2022.

Hostess: Shirley Wang, Operatic Soprano, Pianist, Educator, Author, and Content Creator.

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Links to Complete Performances
Chopin's Etude in C# Minor: https://youtu.be/pm-kslxT6OE
Debussy’s Clair de Lune https://youtu.be/ptJs3T8XEdI
Liszt's Apres une lecture de Dante: https://youtu.be/erQa8_V_wgI
Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata 3rd Movement Tutorial + Performance: https://youtu.be/c3XA27LhXNs

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