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Dispositions furtives (Col Legno)

  • Category / Instrument : Piano
  • Duration : 73'36
  • Genre : contemporary
  • Sortiment : CD
  • Publisher : Autre
  • Code : CD20285
  • Published : 30/04/2009
  • ISBN / ISMN : 9120031340447


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.

Alfonso Alberti


La Lumière n'a pas de bras pour nous porter - Vexierbilder II - Vexierbilder Rom - Butterfly's note book - Pièces pour piano (3) - Petites études mélancoliques (3) - Dispositions furtives - Folies d'Espagne - Musica Ficta - Excuse my dust



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 [...]


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