Fabien Lévy: Querwüchsig & Small Treatise Of Lov

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Catalog: STR37111

Gallois, Pascal; Prague Modern

This new release features works by Gerard Grisey and Fabien Levy performed by Prague Modern led by Pascal Gallois. Gallois writes: “My first encounter with Gérard Grisey proved a revelation. It was in 1981 in Modulations, directed by Peter Eötvös. I had just graduated from the Conservatoire de Paris and been recruited as a soloist by the Ensemble Intercontemporain. The surprisingly innovative expressiveness of this composition - which, for me at the time, included many new techniques - was a veritable shock and discovery. I remember leaving the first rehearsal with a real enthusiasm and the feeling of having discovered a world that would leave its indelible mark on my life. At the conservatoire in the 1970s, our analytical studies hadn't even touched upon microtonality - indeed, tonality ruled supreme and Boulez, for instance, certainly wasn't studied. The climate was especially conservative regarding contemporary music. For my part, this ''forbidden fruit'' for students such as myself was only rendered all the more seductive.”

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