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Pesson: Blanc merite / Bourgogne, Ensemble Cairn


Release Date: 01/26/2018 
Label:  Aeon   Catalog #: 1649  
Composer:  Gerard Pesson
Performer:  Caroline CrenClément Himbert
Conductor:  Guillaume Bourgogne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Cairn
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Lucid music. Vivacity, wit, intensity, foldings and unfoldings of the pointillist material, embracing the thing itself and its contradiction- sensuality, drollery, dances, abysses like sudden draughts of air. Movement and standstill… Music that slaps, pinches, bites, muffles, growls. Here Pesson reinvigorates what might already be his own classicism (Carmagnole); draws a pencil moustache on Mozart, who is more than willing to wear it (Transformations du Menuet K. 355); hounds his language so far into the corner that it seems different, and probably becomes so, in the intransigent light of Opalka (Blanc merite); a language that ramifies and scintillates in Proust (Ne pas oublier coz rouge dans jour craquele); grows geometric in Perec (Neige Read more bagatelle); and denudes itself in ‘enfantines’ (Musica ficta). The Ensemble Cairn, a faithful partner of the label, under its director Guillaume Bourgogne, leads us into territories that could hardly be droller. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Carmagnole by Gerard Pesson
Conductor:  Guillaume Bourgogne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Cairn
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2015; France 
2.
Musica Ficta, for piano by Gerard Pesson
Performer:  Caroline Cren (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: France 
3.
Ne pas oublier coq rouge dans jour craquelé by Gerard Pesson
Conductor:  Guillaume Bourgogne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Cairn
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2010; France 
4.
Transformations (6) after Mozart's Minuet, K. 355 by Gerard Pesson
Conductor:  Guillaume Bourgogne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Cairn
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2008-2011; France 
5.
Neige bagatelle by Gerard Pesson
Conductor:  Guillaume Bourgogne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Cairn
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2002; France 
6.
Blanc mérité by Gerard Pesson
Performer:  Clément Himbert (Saxophone)
Conductor:  Guillaume Bourgogne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Cairn
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2017; France 

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