El Chan (2019)

Dessner | Labeque - El Chan

El Chan


CD | KML / Deutsche Grammophon

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 with a developed technique and an intense emotional voice. He continues today as a major voice of his generation.” 
[Steve Reich, 2018]

Haven for two guitars and two pianos, which will be performed  in concert during the Minimalist Dream House tour in April 2019: 
Philharmonie de Paris (7th April), Auditorium de Lyon (8th), Barbican, London (9th) and Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg (10th).

out April 5 on @dgclassics | https://DGFrance.lnk.to/ElChan (pre-sale)

 

TRACKLIST
 
PIANO CONCERTO FOR TWO PIANOS
1 - First Movement
2 - Second Movement
3 - Third Movement
 
4 - HAVEN
 
EL CHAN
5 - El Charco del Ingenio
6 - Points of Light
7 - Four Winds
8 - Ballade d'Allende
9 - Coyote
10 - Pool of El Chan
11 - Mountain
 
 
TOUR
5/6/7 April Week-End The Labeque Way 
Philharmonie de Paris, France

8th April Minimalist Dream House
Lyon, France

9th April Minimalist Dream House
Barbican, London

10th April Minimalist Dream House
Hamburg, Germany
 

Clip from the Concerto : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-HA6R10bxE
Teaser : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er2SHj5c8RU
 


Press                                 

19/04/2019

With 'El Chan', Bryce Dessner Moves Way Beyond The National

With 'El Chan', Bryce Dessner Moves Way Beyond the National
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24/04/2019

Stereoboard.com | Bryce Dessner - El Chan (Album Review)

Stereoboard.com | Bryce Dessner - El Chan (Album Review)
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10/04/2019

Under The Radar Magazine - Review

Under the radar Magazine - Review
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