Celebrating Gramophone's Label of the Year, Chandos, with Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

Friday, November 11, 2022

The French pianist, and Chandos artist, talks about the role recording plays in his musical life, and how he enjoys embracing complete cycles

Chandos was named Gramophone’s Label of the Year at the 2022 Gramophone Classical Music Awards last month – a perfect excuse for a series of podcasts focusing on some of the label’s key artists. And the pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet would certainly count as one, with complete cycles of the Beethoven piano sonatas and concertos, the piano works of Debussy, the Prokofiev and Bartók piano concertos, a cycle of the Haydn piano sonatas as well as the Mozart piano concertos to his name.

Gramophone’s Editor Martin Cullingford caught up with Jean-Efflam Bavouzet recently to talk about his relationship with Chandos and the role recording has played in his career.

You can listen to the Podcast above. To hear other Gramophone podcasts, or to subscribe for free to new editions, search for 'Gramophone' in your Podcast App of choice, or visit Gramophone's page on Apple Music podcasts. You can also listen to Jean-Efflam Bavouzet's latest release, the concluding volume of his Haydn sonatas series, via Apple Music, here:

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