Notes & Reviews:
As a pianist Philippe Entremont is recognized for his performances in the early 20th century repertoire and music of the Classical era. He has also performed and recorded the concertos of the major Romantic composers, as well as conducting orchestral works from the same periods. Entremont's father was a conductor, who, when Philippe was a boy, was conductor at the Strasbourg Opera. Philippe's mother was a pianist, who gave him his first lessons. He studied with Marguerite Long, then in 1944 he went to study at the Paris Conservatory with Jean Doyen. At the age of twelve, Entremont won the Harriet Cohen Piano Medal. He made his professional debut in 1951 in Barcelona and began touring in Europe. He made his American debut in 1953 with the National Orchestral Association. He became particularly well-known for his interpretations of music by such composers as Milhaud, Stravinsky, Jolivet, and Bernstein. For this outstanding release, he has taken up Frederic Chopin's Ballades, Impromptus and 3 Ecossaises.