Éric Montalbetti: Solos – A Personal Diary In M

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Label: ALPHA
Catalog: ALPHA263
Format: CD

Baldeyrou, Nicolas; Coppey, Marc; Guerrier, David; Guy, François-Frédéric; Capezzali, Jean-Louis; Papavrami, Tedi

Eric Montalbetti has had a long and fulfilling music career, though not necessarily in the field of composition. He is most known for his 18 year tenure as Artistic director of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. However, he began composing as a young child and has continued throughout his whole life. Montalbetti writes of this project: “Today, I am most happy to see my scores taking life thanks to wonderful conductors and soloists, and to develop new composition projects for the future.” In this music one can hear all of our most varied emotions- energy, mourning, hope, love, rage, and gratitude. Notable works on this release include “Trois etudes pares Kandinsky” for piano, and “Esprit tendre,” for oboe, which is a tribute to Helen and Elliott Carter. These works are performed by some of the best soloists in the current French music scene.

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