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Helene Grimaud's "Water" Expands Language of Classical Piano Recital / Huffington Post

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In recent years, there have been valiant attempts to revive the tired format of the classical piano recital. Add to the mix French-born pianist Hélène Grimaud whose new Deutsche Grammaphon album, "Water", draws on a recital she gave at New York's Park Avenue Armory in December 2014. In that event, in which she collaborated with artist Douglas Gordon, Grimaud presented a collection of works, mostly late 19th and early 20th century, connected to the theme of water. The hall was slowly transformed as she played by flooding its vast floor to create what Gordon described as an endless "field of water" completely surrounding the piano with Grimaud at its center.  READ Hiuffington Post ARTICLE