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Camille Thomas

The Chopin Project

Deutsche Grammophon
Release Date: April 28, 2023

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Camille Thomas, Jane Birkin, Julien Brocal – Jane B (feat. Jane Birkin)
1 Chopin: Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 8: I. Allegro con fuoco 11:17  
2 II. Scherzo. Vivace 07:09  
3 III. Adagio sostenuto 05:52  
4 IV. Finale. Allegretto 05:28  
5 Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 65: I. Allegro moderato 16:58  
6 II. Scherzo. Allegro con brio 04:57  
7 III. Largo 03:50  
8 IV. Finale. Allegro 06:43  
9 Introduction and Polonaise, Op. 3: I. Introduction. Largo 03:20  
10 II. Alla polacca. Allegro con spirito 06:01  
11 Franchomme, Chopin: Grand Duo concertant B. 70: II. Allegretto 01:54  
12 II. Allegretto 01:54  
13 III. Andate cantabile 05:15  
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It’s simple: Camille Thomas has not one memory without music. Nor any memories without a cello either, come to that matter. From the age of four, when she first asked if she might play an instrument, it was a cello, and only a cello, that she wanted to learn.  Right from that very moment, it seemed so obvious that she was destined to meet the cello. The young girl literally had a passion for this instrument and she was a quick learner, first joining the Choir of Radio France’s Maîtrise school, and then beginning her music studies. And, also obviously, her passion was confirmed, so much so that this young Franco-Belgian quickly felt a desire that was to be satisfied elsewhere. She left Paris for Berlin. “I could feel a need to leave my comfort zone. Russian art fascinated me: Dostoyevsky in literature; Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky notably for such vibrations in the sounds. So leaving to go to Berlin,” she remembers, “was a little like getting closer to them...”

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