Alfonso Alberti (piano)
In Gérard Pesson's musical oeuvre, the piano holds a central position - his numerous pianistic works convey a comprehensive notion of his style. A particularly characteristic trait in Pesson's music is a certain terseness, at times turning into dryness, irony and coldness, but also with a hint of "obstinacy": Also, many of his compositions reveal a "substratum", i.e. more music "underneath" Pesson's, creating a sort of dialogue. Another omnipresent feature are stereotypes such as Spanish formulas as a simple signal (Folies d'Espagne) or exotic scales (Autres vues de Nagasaki) - a whole series of micro-dramaturgical ideas challenging the style, or even deliberately falsifying it.
Born in Torteron, in central France, on January 17th 1958, Gérard Pesson studied at the Sorbonne, where he obtained his doctorate with a thesis on The Aesthetics of Aleatoric Music. In addition, at the Paris Conservatory, he studied composition with Ivo Malec, orchestration with Marius Constant [...]