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Pierre Bartholomee: Soli

Bartholomee / Gaillard / Eyckmans / Merckaert
Release Date: 07/12/2011 
Label:  Aparte   Catalog #: 14   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Pierre Bartholomée
Performer:  Ophelie GaillardFrancette BartholoméeDominica EyckmansJean-Philippe Merckaert
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Author of many works, Pierre Bartholomée was for twenty-two years artistic director and resident conductor of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège. Founder, with Henri Pousseur, of the Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles in 1962, he has had personal contacts with Olivier Messiaen, Iannis Xenakis, Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, Alfred Schnittke, and created several of their works. His compositions have been performed worldwide by artists such as Jordi Savall, Jose Van Dam, Mireille Delunsch, Ensemble Intercontemporain ... This disc presents five monographic recent works for solo instruments, performed by musicians followers of Pierre Bartholomée. 'Oraisons' for cello and 'Face à Face' for viola were written respectively Read more Ophélie Gaillard and Dominica Eyckmans. 'Le Livre d'orgue' (2008) is dedicated to Bernard Foccroulle which is the source of two operas of Pierre Bartholomée for the Theatre Royal de la Monnaie. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Oraisons, for cello by Pierre Bartholomée
Performer:  Ophelie Gaillard (Cello)
Written: 2007 
Length: 9 Minutes 42 Secs. 
2.
Zigzag, for harp by Pierre Bartholomée
Performer:  Francette Bartholomée (Harp)
Written: 2006 
Length: 6 Minutes 14 Secs. 
3.
Wintry day, for harp by Pierre Bartholomée
Performer:  Francette Bartholomée (Harp)
Written: 2007 
Length: 5 Minutes 58 Secs. 
4.
Face à face, for viola by Pierre Bartholomée
Performer:  Dominica Eyckmans (Viola)
Written: 2009 
Length: 8 Minutes 46 Secs. 
5.
Livre d'orgue by Pierre Bartholomée
Performer:  Jean-Philippe Merckaert (Organ)
Written: 2008 
Length: 37 Minutes 56 Secs. 

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