The genre of the symphony played a major role throughout the creative life of Pyotr Tchaikovsky. He composed his 1st symphony at the age of 26, & his 6th & last symphony – the Pathйtique – in 1893, the year in which he died. Whereas his 3 last symphonies have remained an integral part of the concert repertoire, performances of his 1st 3 symphonies are still quite rare. Unfairly so, as they are unique individual works, artistic expressions of a high quality. Tchaikovsky defined the symphony as “the most lyrical of musical forms. After all, is it not meant to express that for which there are no words, but which forces itself out of the soul, impatiently waiting to be uttered?”. With these words, Tchaikovsky makes us aware of the special nature of his symphonies. Primarily, they provided him with a musical outlet for the elaboration of his emotions, his mental & spiritual processes.
A limited edition of the Camaron de la Isla 'Integral' box-set. It represents a veritable journey through his life and singing. It includes 21 original albums. The first 17 of them were made in recording studios by Camaron from 1969 to 1992 while he was alive. This shall be the first time the "cantaor" signs his anthorships of a cut as composer, specifically the "buleria" "Samara" which opens the album.
Dans un disque précédent, Exploration (2006), Dal Sasso, qui appartient à cette génération bénie née autour de 1968, exploitait l'héritage de Gil Evans et invitait en soliste un aîné, modèle légendaire d'intransigeance, le saxophoniste américain David Liebman. Créer des textures nouvelles qui jouent avec chaleur tantôt de dissonances doucement agressives (ainsi Morning Sound, où les flûtes ne craignent pas d'expressives faussetés), tantôt harmoniquement confortables (Rondo et Prétextes), où les cuivres et les anches enveloppent, telle est son ambition dans Prétextes.