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Helene Grimaud - Memory is KUSC: Album Of the Week

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Pianist Hélène Grimaud new Deutsche Grammophon album Memory explores the nature of recollection through a series of exquisite pianistic miniatures, with a choice of repertoire embracing everything from impressionistic reveries by Chopin and Debussy to the timeless, folk-like melodies of Valentin Silvestrov. The recording addresses music's unique ability to bring images of the past back to life in the present moment, to conjure up vivid evocations of time and place. 

Memory and music make perfect partners. Both are fleeting, never fixed, always subject to interpretation. Our identities are formed from memories, just as so many of our most enduring experiences are rooted in music. Hélène Grimaud wanted to explore the universal nature of memory, its place in the lives of us all. Memory, she explains, uses music to probe the many levels of human consciousness.  as she says, "… a sequence of crystalline miniatures capturing time". 

Helene Grimaud - Memory is KUSC: Los Angeles 'Album Of the Week'