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Europe - Released October 23, 2015 | Ici d'ailleurs

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Sacred Vocal Music - Released July 15, 2013 | naïve classique

Booklet Distinctions 4F de Télérama
There are several uses for Brahms' transcription of Ein Deutsches Requiem scored for soloists and chorus but with the orchestral parts arranged by the composer for two pianos. It can be useful to choirs without access to an orchestra and thus broaden the availability of the work. It can be useful to scholars studying how Brahms solved the problems of transcription and thus broaden the understanding of one of the great German nineteenth century composers. But as an arrangement, Brahms' is not itself particularly successful. Two pianos cannot compete with the long lines of the strings, the colors of the winds, the heroism of the horns, and the fateful tread of the tympani, and all that's left here is a black and white snapshot of a great work. While it may be useful to have a recording of Brahms' arrangement available, this 2003 recording by Laurence Equilbey directing Accentus with soprano Sandrine Piau, baritone Stéphane Degout, and pianists Brigitte Engerer and Boris Berezovsky is itself not especially useful. Despite the absence of an orchestra, the textures are thick to the point of opacity. Part of it is that Accentus has more weight than gravity and more density than clarity. Part of it is that Equilbey is slow to the point of turgidity and sluggish past the point of torpidity. And part of it is that Engerer and Berezovsky are terrific virtuosos with stunning recordings of Chopin and Rachmaninov behind them, but they are too much for their parts and instead of sounding like two pianos substituting for an orchestra, they sound like two virtuosos trying to sound like two orchestras. Piau is pleasant and Degout is doughty, but the performance has sunk long under its own weight before either of them open their mouths.

Jazz - Released August 26, 2013 | Naive

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Symphonic Music - Released January 18, 2010 | naïve classique

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Jazz - Released October 16, 2015 | Gazebo

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Indian Music - Released March 1, 2018 | Ocora Radio-France

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Chamber Music - Released September 20, 2010 | Indésens

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World - Released July 16, 2012 | Soundway Records

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Classical - Released September 14, 2018 | La Dolce Volta

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Classical - Released September 14, 2018 | La Dolce Volta

Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or - 4F de Télérama - Grand Prix de l'Académie Charles Cros - Choc de Classica
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Classical - Released September 14, 2018 | La Dolce Volta

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Jazz - Released October 19, 2018 | Gazebo

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Eric Le Lann and Paul Lay return to the roots of jazz here. THE root even. With Thanks a Million the trumpeter and pianist embark on a pilgrimage to planet Louis Armstrong. They obviously aren’t the first to celebrate and pay homage to this brilliant music, but their refined approach deserves respect. Besides the wonderful elegance in their interpretations of these pieces, Le Lann and Lay display a fascinating knack for complicity, putting their own original spin on the pieces (which have been heard many times over). With some great piano/trumpet duos this album is a superb Paso Doble that closes with Farewell to Louis, an original composition that’s drenched in melancholy. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz
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Jazz - Released September 22, 2017 | Le Triton

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As the most Parisian of Italians describes his own 2017 cuvée: “This could have been the title of a 50s thriller. There’s a bit of nostalgia for my youth, of course. For that time when movies weren’t all in colour, in which we had to imagine the blue eyes of Michelle Morgan and Jean Gabin, never being fully sure. This black and white made us dream; we gave it the colour we could imagine, rather than the fake reality of Technicolor. I wanted to reinterpret songs I wrote quite a long time ago. Time passes, but music stays, timeless. Timeless like Gérard Manset’s song Il voyage en solitaire (He Travels Solo), which I sing here, but has in fact been singing within me since the first time I heard it. And then there’s the piano, of course. The instrument with black and white teeth… Black and white keyboard, the perfect symbol of a successful blend. A piano is a great orchestra at the tip of your fingers, a miracle. Throughout my long life as a musician, nothing has been more exciting for me than discovering new talents. Artists with their own personalities, but capable to serve the music suggested to them, to enrich it, give it a nice light, making it theirs. I’ve been lucky enough to meet a few artists capable of sublimating a partition, to bring these paper notes to life. It is the case today with Dino Rubino. His touch on the piano is magnificent. His lyricism, without any dramatic exaggeration, is overwhelming. I’ve played with some of the greatest pianists: Keith Jarrett, Michel Petrucciani and many others made me tingle. And Dino triggers that same emotion, this particular shiver that you’ll feel too, I’m sure, listening to Mélodies en noir et blanc, an album that reinterprets some of my favourite ballads. Time is a merciless judge. Whatever resists it gains incredible value. The same is true with music; the type that doesn’t concern itself with trends. And for friendship, everlasting when it is strong. Between Michel Benita and myself there’s an indissoluble link, the friendship of several decades. Our music highlights it, regardless of circumstances. “Happiness is sorrow taking a rest” Leo Ferré used to say. So let’s leave sorrow to its sleep, forever.”
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Alternative & Indie - Released November 4, 2016 | Talitres

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World - Released September 8, 2017 | Soundway Records

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Alternative & Indie - Released March 23, 2018 | Bella Union

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Africa - Released March 16, 2018 | Buda musique

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Stories and Nursery Rhymes - Released October 29, 2009 | ARB Music

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Jazz - Released November 4, 2013 | naïve Jazz

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Jazz - Released February 9, 2010 | Space Time Records

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