Label news: Yannick goes solomain
The Met conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin has cut his debut disc as a pianist for Deutsche Grammophon.
It’s titled Introspection and includes works by Debussy, Chopin, Brahms, Scarlatti, Mozart, Champagne, Bach, Shostakovich, Schubert, Berio and Haydn.
Ours not to reason why (but we’re keenly awaiting Muti’s Winterreise).
Yannick says:’Playing the piano gave me an opportunity for introspection. This is something most of us – not just artists and musicians, but every human being – has had to do lately, to rebalance our priorities, our life goals, and aspirations. Now that I am a conductor, when I return to my instrument [the piano], I want to rediscover the intimacy and the soft, soothing colors, but also the painful hues. I want to explore the unknown lands where these composers have gone.’