Ten New Piano Pieces Inspired by Masterpieces in the Louvre Art Gallery.
|UE's successful collaboration with pianist-teachers Anne-Lise Gastaldi and Valérie Haluk has given rise to a new project.|
Following Piano Project (UE 33662), which was released in 2006, an illustrious selection of contemporary composers has once again been invited to contribute short piano pieces for young musicians who have completed around four years of piano lessons. The new project aims to bring music together with painting or sculpture, and two Parisian institutions - Musée du Louvre and Cité de la musique - have come on board as partners. The ten participating composers chose one of the paintings and sculptures on display in the Louvre to be used as an inspiration for brief piano pieces of an educational nature, one or two minutes in length, that would give young musicians access to New Music. The book will feature both the new compositions and pictures of the works of art that inspired them. Three UE composers were involved in this project: Georg Friedrich Haas, Cristóbal Halffter - who already contributed a piece for Piano Project - and Wolfgang Rihm.
Dufour Hugues: La fontaine de cuivre d'aprés Chardin · Lanza Mauro: Six coquillages sur une tranche de pierre · Haas Georg Friedrich: petit hommage à un grand maître · Halffter Cristóbal: Contando una historia … · Kurtág György: ... couple égyptien en route vers l'inconnu ... · Kurtág György: ... couple égyptien en route vers l'inconnu ... Double · Manoury Philippe: L'astronome · Mantovani Bruno: Autoportrait · Pesson Gérard: Les Bergers d'Arcadie · Rihm Wolfgang: Rembrandts Ochse, plötzlich im Louvre