Trotignon: Concerto Pour Piano Different Spaces
ANGELICH BAPTISTE TROTIGNON ORCHESTRE NATIONAL BORDEAUX AQUITAINE DANIEL
Following the release of 12 jazz albums since the early 2000s, the love story between naïve and Baptiste Trotignon is given new impulse through a project conceived on a much larger scale than any so far pursued professionally by this fine French jazz pianist. Baptiste Trotignon’s activity as a composer, a constant for 20 years, has reached a real maturity over the past few years, marked recently by the first performance of “Different Spaces” in Bordeaux in 2012 and that of his trio “Subterfuges” at London’s Wigmore Hall. Mr. Trotignon’s long friendship with internationally renowned Classical repertoire pianist Nicholas Angelich resulted in the astonishing adventure that is this four-movement Piano Concerto, a work of many colors and structured around several sophisticated musical ideas and influences. Commissioned by the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, it received an enthusiastic welcome and Baptiste Trotignon was selected as one of the three finalists of the Composer of the Year category at the 2014 Victoires de la Musique Classique. Solo and duo piano pieces complement the concerto on the recording.