Recordings

Saint-Saëns / Goss / Franck
Signum Classics
SIGCD349
Orpheus Sinfonia / Thomas Carroll

For his debut concerto album, Emmanuel Despax  recorded 3 concertos live in one concert at the Cadogan Hall in London. This concerto disc, with the Orpheus Sinfonia under Thomas Carroll, features two pillars of the romantic piano repertoire, Saint-Saëns’ ever-popular Piano Concerto No.2 and Franck’s Variations symphoniques. These works are accompanied by the premiere recording of Stephen Goss's Piano Concerto, inspired by the designs of Thomas Heatherwick.

"Emmanuel Despax is a formidable talent, fleet of finger, elegant of phrase and a true keyboard colourist." Gramophone

 


Bach-Busoni / Busoni / Mussorgsky
Live at the Salle Gaveau

This disc was recorded during Emmanuel Despax's first appearance at the Salle Gaveau in Paris. The programme includes Bach-Busoni Chaconne in D minor,  Busoni Carmen Fantasy and Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition.

Extracts from this recital can be watched on the VIDEO page.


Ravel / Debussy / Schumann
Live at Wigmore Hall

For this 2nd recording, Emmanuel Despax returns to the Wigmore Hall following his acclaimed debut in a colossal programme including Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit and Schumann's Etudes Symphoniques.

 


Bach-Busoni / Beethoven / Haydn / Liszt
Jaques Samuel Recordings

This Wigmore Hall recital was awarded to Emmanuel Despax as winner of the Jaques Samuel Pianos Intercollegiate Piano Competition. For this recording, Emmanuel plays a programme mixing the classical with the romantic, which includes two masterworks of the piano repertoire; the soul searching Beethoven Sonata Op. 110, and the monumental Liszt Sonata in B minor.

"This disc is about Despax - he impresses - and he is all about the music"
International Record Review