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Road Movies: Works by Adams, Pärt, Lysight' / Duo Gemini - Jean-Frédéric Molard, violin; Jean-Noël Remiche, piano

Album Summary

>Adams, John : Road Movies
>Pärt, Arvo : Fratres, for violin & piano
>Pärt, Arvo : Spiegel im Spiegel
>Lysight, Michel : Gemini Sonata, for violin & piano
>Pärt, Arvo : Passacaglia for violin & piano (or 1-2 violins, vibraphone ad lib & string orchestra)
Ensemble Composers
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Notes & Reviews:

Jean-Frédéric Molard and Jean-Noël Remiche formed the Duo Gemini in 2001; they're noted for the commitment and generosity of their playing. John Adams' Road Movies conjures unabashedly melodic writing and asks for extreme technical a rhythmic virtuosity from the pianist. Arvo Pärt's Spiegel im Spiegel is constructed with uncompromising rigor. Fratres and Passacaglia come across as kinds of brief inner voyages. Written in 2011 especially for the Duo Gemini by the Belgian composer Michel Lysight, the Gemini Sonata's obsessive, breathless and implacable character is truly striking.

American Record Guide, January/February 2015
I'm happy to say that these performances take their place alongside the competition, and add much to our understanding of the pieces. Variations in tempo and tone make the Fratres performance quite different from Kremer's first performance for ECM, and Molard's subtle vibrato in Spiegel gives the piece expressive depth.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Studio Dada, Brussels (12/27/2012-12/30/2012).



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Works Details

>Adams, John : Road Movies
  • Ensemble: Duo Gemini (Violin & Piano)
  • Notes: Studio Dada, Brussels (12/27/2012-12/30/2012)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1995

>Pärt, Arvo : Fratres, for violin & piano
  • Ensemble: Duo Gemini (Violin & Piano)
  • Notes: Studio Dada, Brussels (12/27/2012-12/30/2012)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1977-1980

>Pärt, Arvo : Spiegel im Spiegel
  • Ensemble: Duo Gemini (Violin & Piano)
  • Notes: Studio Dada, Brussels (12/27/2012-12/30/2012)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1978

>Lysight, Michel : Gemini Sonata, for violin & piano
  • Ensemble: Duo Gemini (Violin & Piano)
  • Notes: Studio Dada, Brussels (12/27/2012-12/30/2012)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 2011

>Pärt, Arvo : Passacaglia for violin & piano (or 1-2 violins, vibraphone ad lib & string orchestra)
  • Ensemble: Duo Gemini (Violin & Piano)
  • Notes: Studio Dada, Brussels (12/27/2012-12/30/2012)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 2003