About the album
On his debut ATMA recording, Québécois pianist Jean-Philippe Sylvestre revives André Mathieu’s Concerto de Québec alongside Rachmaninov’s colossal Piano Concerto No. 2. This album features the Orchestre Métropolitain under Alain Trudel, and was recorded live during the 2017 Festival Classica.
Jean-Philippe Sylvestre performs regularly in Canada, the United States, South America, and Europe. In 2016, he won the Conseil des Arts du Québec’s residency in Paris.
Famous conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin qualifies Sylvestre as a “poet of the piano”.
11Concerto de Québec I. Allegro moderato
12Concerto de Québec II. Andante
13Concerto de Québec III. Allegro con brio
14Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor Op. 18 I. Moderato
15Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor Op. 18 II. Adagio sostenuto
16Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor Op. 18 III. Allegro scherzando