Jean-Yves Thibaudet chats about 'Carte Blanche' with Winnipeg's CLASSIC 107
Legendary pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet announces Carte Blanche, a new album continuing his long-standing relationship with Decca Classics. Thibaudet has performed world-wide to audiences for more than three decades. A recording legend, the LA-based French artist has sold more than 1.5 million albums and generated 640 million streams. After more than 40 albums-including definitive recordings of Debussy's Préludes, the complete solo piano works of Satie and Ravel, and creative arrangements of opera music and jazz-Carte Blanche features a host of musical gems close to Thibaudet's heart.
To mark a milestone birthday and celebrate a new chapter in his relationship with the label, Thibaudet was given "carte blanche" by Decca to choose personal music that he has never recorded before-a selection that reflects on the people and pieces that have impacted his life as an artist while expanding his already diverse repertoire in new directions. Carte Blanche will be released on 10 September, following Thibaudet's birthday on 7 September.