CD Release Trio Polycordes vol 3. and Mareike Schellenberger, Mezzo-soprano

Released on the 28th of January for the Label La Follia-Madrigal

Composers: Bruno Giner, Sylvain Kassap, Alexandros Markeas, Luis Naon, Michèle Reverdy

PIERRE BOULEZ Sur Incises, Messagesquisse, Anthèmes II

Artists : Jean-Guihen Queyras Hae-Sun Kang Andrew Gerzso (IRCAM) Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez
Label: Deutsch Grammophon collection 20/21
Release Date: 2000
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About the album

Praised as “One of the year’s outstanding contemporary music releases” Gramophone in 2000, this album includes three masterpieces of Pierre Boulez (1925-2016), performed by the Ensemble Intercontemporain.

Tracks :

  • “Sur Incises” (1996/1998) for 3 pianos, 3 harps, and 3 tuned percussion (vibraphone, marimba, & steel drums)
  • “Messagesquisse” (1976-77) for solo cello and six cellos
  • “Anthemes 2” (1997) for violin and live electronics

Album Review

Combine three pianos and three harps with a range of metal percussion, and the result is like a single, magically enhanced keyboard, intensely resonant, but with the kind of incisive, cutting edge to the sound suggested by the title Sur Incises.

- Arnold Whittall - Grammophon
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