Creations & Projects                                 

Creations & Projects

Dessner | Labeque - El Chan

Dessner | Labeque - El Chan

New album dedicated entirely to American composer Bryce Dessner, founder and guitarist of the rock band The National, including his Concerto for two pianos with Orchestre de Paris conducted by Matthias Pintscher The album also includes the work El Chan for two pianos, and Haven for two guitars and two pianos. The album is dedicated to the film director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritú (The Revenant, Babel...), who created the album cover artwork.⠀ “Dessner is an important composer  ...

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« DON’T FEAR THE LIGHT » Minimalist Dream House

« DON’T FEAR THE LIGHT »  Minimalist Dream House

In 2013, French pianists Katia & Marielle Labèque recorded ‘Minimalist Dream House’, a double album celebrating the works of minimal music pioneers and their successors. Katia & Marielle Labèque present now a new version  for two pianos and two guitars with Bryce Dessner (member and founder of The National) and David Chalmin ( La Terre Invisible) with new works by  Timo Andres  Bryce Dessner and David Chalmin. The second half of the concert is dedicated to the world premiere of Thom Yorke’s compositions for Katia & Marielle Labèque. Titled « Don’t Fear The Light »,and a new song «  Gawpers »  these pieces for two pianos, electronics and modular synthesizer are Yorke’s first compositions for classical music artists and  ...

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Basque Songs & Ravel BOLERO "Amoria"

Basque Songs & Ravel BOLERO

Katia and Marielle Labèque’s attachment to their homeland is no secret. They pay tribute to their roots interpreting a repertoire gathering works by Basque composers.   “There are talks about my heart’s stiffness. This isn’t true. Though I am Basque and Basque people seldom confide, and in few people only. You would not believe with what regrets I left Saint-Jean-de Luz. I really felt this nostalgic impression only when I saw the ocean disappear first, then the  ...

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Bryce Dessner's Concerto For Two Pianos

Bryce Dessner's Concerto For Two Pianos

Dessner is exactly the kind of composer who personifies what might be next for classical music.  Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times     Without doubt, Bryce Dessner is one of classical music's most modern and versatile composers. A hugely successful guitarist for The National, his classical career is equally distinguished, having written for some of the finest ensembles in Europe and the US. Last year he was the first person to guest-curate a weekend of music at the spectacular  ...

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Leonard Bernstein At 100

Leonard Bernstein at 100

Leonard Bernstein at 100 is the world-wide celebration of the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, the composer, conductor, educator, musician, cultural ambassador, and humanitarian. West Side Story is probably Bernstein's masterpiece .. Ever since the highly favorable critical and audience reception at New York's Winter Garner Theatre on Broadway, September 26, 1957, and the phenomenal success of Robert Wise's film adaptation in 1961, this contemporary urban version of Romeo and Juliet  ...

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Moondog

Moondog

Manhattan in the Sixties. Every day, at the corner of 54th and Sixth, stood an imposing blind man with a druidic beard, dressed and helmeted like a Viking. Every day, he played music with home-made percussion instruments and declaimed poems. A simple eccentric or picturesque figure? No. Louis Thomas Hardin, called 'Moondog', was one of the true geniuses of his time. And even one of the geniuses of all time, prolific and visionary, capable of linking Bach, jazz and Amerindian rhythms, writing  ...

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New Concerto Philip Glass

New Concerto Philip Glass

«  In the double concerto I was aiming for a very different dynamic than one hears in the big Romantic-era repertoire. The 19th century concertos were kind of showdown between the orchestra and the soloists. But I saw the orchestra instead as being an extension of the piano- even more extended, because here you have two pianos. I don’t want those 176 keys to dominate. In this piece that balance is critical and difficult. I want them to blend into each other. So this concerto is not  ...

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Original Sounds

Original Sounds

"Mozart on Walter Fortepianos" Fortepianos used for this Mozart concert are made by Paul McNulty, who is one of the most highly respected builders working today.  The instruments modeled after the instruments of A.Walter (1752 - 1826) and are the result of his long research of the originals, and particularly one ca.1792 Walter instrument which builder had on restoration in his workshop. Anton Walter, who had the title of ´Chamber Organ Builder and Instrument Maker´  ...

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Nazareno

Nazareno

OSVALDO GOLIJOV / GONZALO GRAU for two pianos, percussions, and orchestra The piece for two pianos, latinos percussions and orchestra is based on "La Pasión Según San Marcos" by Osvaldo Golijov. Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov, has been hailed by the New York Times as 'standing the whole world on its ear'. 'The Pasión will stand as the first indisputably great composition of the 21st Century'. Boston Globe   UK Premiere with London Symphony  ...

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Viktoria Mullova And Katia

Viktoria Mullova and Katia

duet violin/piano Longstanding friends, Katia Labèque and the violinist Viktoria Mullova, have been  performing in duo recitals since 2001. Their first tour took place in February (Italy) then March (Germany and Portugal) and  the City of London festival which was an outstanding success and was recorded and broadcast 2 days later on BBC Radio 3. The concerts received much critical acclaim. Recent performances included recital at Carnegie Hall-New York, Athens, Lucerne, Schubert  ...

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