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Girard: Le Cercle De La Vie / Fessard, Bihan, Girard

Girard / Fessard / Bihan
Release Date: 02/26/2013 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572993   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Anthony Girard
Performer:  Jean-Marc FessardGenevieve GirardFabrice Bihan
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Anthony Girard is a unique voice in contemporary French music. He is at once heir to the tradition established by Fauré and Debussy, whilst he has also absorbed elements of Minimalism and oriental music. Poetry and mysticism are at the heart of his works, notably reflected in his vibrant Eloge de la folie (In Praise of Folly) and the mythic Les Noces d’Orphée (The Marriage of Orpheus), composed in 2004. Le Cercle de la vie (The Circle of Life) is an important set of 24 piano preludes exploring a circular inner journey. Anthony Girard is a unique voice in contemporary French music. He is at once heir to the tradition established by Fauré and Debussy, whilst he has also absorbed elements of Minimalism and oriental music. Poetry and mysticism are at the heart of his works, notably reflected in his vibrant Eloge de la folie (In Praise of Folly) and the mythic Les Noces d’Orphée (The Marriage of Orpheus), composed in 2004. Le Cercle de la vie (The Circle of Life) is an important set of 24 piano preludes exploring a circular inner journey. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Eloge de la folie by Anthony Girard
Performer:  Jean-Marc Fessard (Clarinet), Genevieve Girard (Piano)
2.
Les Noces d'Orphee by Anthony Girard
Performer:  Jean-Marc Fessard (Clarinet), Genevieve Girard (Piano), Fabrice Bihan (Cello)
3.
L'Effroi de la nuit froide by Anthony Girard
Performer:  Jean-Marc Fessard (Clarinet)
4.
Le cercle de la vie by Anthony Girard
Performer:  Genevieve Girard (Piano)

Sound Samples

Eloge de la folie (In Praise of Folly) (version for clarinet and piano)
Les Noces d'Orphee (The Marriage of Orpheus)
L'Effroi de la nuit froide (Fear of the cold night)
Le cercle de la vie (The Circle of Life): Prelude No. 1
Le cercle de la vie (The Circle of Life): Prelude No. 2
Le cercle de la vie (The Circle of Life): Prelude No. 3
Le cercle de la vie (The Circle of Life): Prelude No. 4
Le cercle de la vie (The Circle of Life): Prelude No. 5
Le cercle de la vie (The Circle of Life): Prelude No. 6
Le cercle de la vie (The Circle of Life): Prelude No. 7
Le cercle de la vie (The Circle of Life): Prelude No. 8
Le cercle de la vie (The Circle of Life): Prelude No. 9
Le cercle de la vie (The Circle of Life): Prelude No. 10
Le cercle de la vie (The Circle of Life): Prelude No. 11
Le cercle de la vie (The Circle of Life): Prelude No. 12
Le cercle de la vie (The Circle of Life): Prelude No. 13
Le cercle de la vie (The Circle of Life): Prelude No. 14
Le cercle de la vie (The Circle of Life): Prelude No. 15
Le cercle de la vie (The Circle of Life): Prelude No. 16
Le cercle de la vie (The Circle of Life): Prelude No. 17
Le cercle de la vie (The Circle of Life): Prelude No. 18
Le cercle de la vie (The Circle of Life): Prelude No. 19
Le cercle de la vie (The Circle of Life): Prelude No. 20
Le cercle de la vie (The Circle of Life): Prelude No. 21
Le cercle de la vie (The Circle of Life): Prelude No. 22
Le cercle de la vie (The Circle of Life): Prelude No. 23
Le cercle de la vie (The Circle of Life): Prelude No. 24

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