Dejarme solo! est un album de Michel Portal, sorti en 1980 et comportant 8 morceaux. Pour cet album, il a utilisé la technique du re-recording : Michel Portal est le seul musicien de tout l'album, il s'est enregistré sur plusieurs pistes pour à la fin toutes les mixer. Sur cet album, il joue du saxophone alto, du saxophone ténor, de la clarinette, de la clarinette basse, de la clarinette contrebasse, du tenora, du soprano, du sopranino, du bandonéon et des percussions.
Renowned French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard kicks off his exclusive engagement to PENTATONE with a recording of Olivier Messiaen's Catalogue d'Oiseaux (1956-1958). The pianist had intimate ties to the composer himself and his wife, Yvonne Loriod, for whom Messiaen wrote the Catalogue. Praised by The Guardian as "one of the best Messiaen interpreters around," this is Aimard's first recording of Messiaen's most extensive, demanding and colourful piano composition. The luxurious CD box set contains an accompanying bonus DVD, on which Aimard shares his vast knowledge of and love for Messiaen's work from behind the piano.
There are some real injustices in the business of recorded music and this disc brings one of them very much to light. The opening lines of the liner notes say, "Until relatively recently, the reputation of Alessandro Scarlatti – the son, brother, father and uncle of other illustrious musicians – was overshadowed by that of his son Domenico." It is not stated on this disc whether the notes were written to go with this Apex re-issue or whether they date from the same period as the recording, but Alessandro’s reputation, if he has one, is still very much under his wonderful son’s shadow. It is an indication of a massive injustice, that this re-issue goes some small way to correcting.