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
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
Date of Recording: 09/03/2005
Length: 13 Minutes 57 Secs.
Vexierbilder II, for piano by Gerard Pesson
Hermann Kretzschmar (Piano)
Length: 13 Minutes 1 Secs.
Cassation, string trio, clarinet & piano by Gerard Pesson
Werner Nickel (Viola),
Jürgen Kruse (Piano),
Eva Böcker (Cello),
Roland Diry (Clarinet),
Jagdish Mistry (Violin)
Length: 18 Minutes 11 Secs.
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