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Gerard Pesson: Aggravations Et Final

Pesson / Wdr Symphony Orchestra Koln / Vis
Release Date: 06/09/2009 
Label:  Aeon   Catalog #: 876   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gerard Pesson
Performer:  Hermann KretzschmarWerner NickelJürgen KruseEva Böcker,   ... 
Conductor:  Bradley LubmanLucas VisJohannes Kalitzke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Modern
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Singularity of Gérard Pesson's music in the contemporary landscape is probably due to his very intense link with culture. And predominantly with literary culture, as it is strikingly visible in the texts around his compositions that turn more into a journal recounting a difficult work, involving poets and artists, than an explanation or instruction. It feels like a guided tour of a shop where references, fetishes and lost and founds are all packed together: a chord from Messiaen, an Ethiopian rhythm, a Sonata from Scarlatti that would already announce Beethoven, under a portrait of Bruckner... This record of recent pieces by one of the major composer of his time, who's opera Pastorale will be played at the Théatre du Read more Châtelet in Paris pretty soon, assembles the major interpreters of European contemporary music: the Orchestra of the WDR from Köln and the Ensemble Modern from Frankfürt. Read less

Works on This Recording

Rescousse (marginalia), for 13 instruments by Gerard Pesson
Conductor:  Bradley Lubman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Modern
Written: 2004-2005 
Date of Recording: 09/03/2005 
Venue:  Funkhaus 
Length: 13 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Vexierbilder II, for piano by Gerard Pesson
Performer:  Hermann Kretzschmar (Piano)
Written: 2004 
Venue:  Funkhaus 
Length: 13 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Aggravations et final, for orchestra by Gerard Pesson
Conductor:  Lucas Vis
Written: 2002 
Date of Recording: 02/22/2006 
Venue:  Kölner Philharmonie 
Length: 15 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Cassation, string trio, clarinet & piano by Gerard Pesson
Performer:  Werner Nickel (Viola), Jürgen Kruse (Piano), Eva Böcker (Cello),
Roland Diry (Clarinet), Jagdish Mistry (Violin)
Written: 2003 
Venue:  Funkhaus 
Length: 18 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Wunderblock (Nebenstück II), for accordion & orchestra by Gerard Pesson
Performer:  Teodoro Anzellotti (Accordion)
Conductor:  Johannes Kalitzke
Written: 2005 
Date of Recording: 11/08/2005 
Venue:  Kölner Philharmonie 
Length: 15 Minutes 38 Secs. 

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