Jeanne-Marie Darré

Jeanne-Marie Darré : Jeanne-Marie Darré - Chopin: Waltz in A flat Major Op.34 No.1

Rec. 1966.

Jeanne-Marie Darré (1905-1999) studied at the Paris Conservatoire with Isidor Philipp and Marguerite Long. In 1926 she performed all five concertos by Saint-Saëns in one evening, with Paul Paray conducting the Lamoreux Orchestra. This extraordinary event launched a distinguished international career. She was a lifelong friend of Sari Biro (also featured on this disc), with whom she performed Mozart's Concerto for Two Pianos in E flat Major, K.365. In 1958 Darré was appointed professor at the Paris Conservatoire and in 1962 she made her New York recital début. A virtuoso of the first rank, Darré left fabulous recordings of music by Saint-Saëns, Chopin, and Liszt.