05/02/1995 - Radio-France - Studio Olivier Messiaen - Patrice Bocquillon (flute)
Unanswered questions shares the solo flute from Ethers, but the sober, intimist character inferred by its intention - in other times, the piece would have been entitled Tombeau de Dominique Troncin - renders the presence of other instruments superfluous. In vain one might seek a reference to the work with a similar title by Charles Ives, and these questions remaining unanswered find a musical characterisation in the "modest, unfinished melodies" stemming from the flute harmonics.
CD aeon Winter Fragments
1 CD aeon, AE0746
Winter Fragments - Unanswered Questions - Ethers - Feuilles à travers les cloches - Le Lac
Argento Chamber Ensemble, Erin Lesser (flute), Michel Galante (conductor)
Born in Le Havre in 1947, Tristan Murail received advanced degrees in classical and North African Arabic from the Ecole Nationale des Langues Orientales Vivantes, as well as a degree in economic science, while at the same time pursuing his musical studies. In 1967, he became a student of Olivier Messiaen [...]