Gérard Pesson / Maurice Ravel / Igor Stravinsky / Anton Webern Future is a faded song...

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Meticulous, accurate, delicate and refined – such is the compositional art of Gérard Pesson.  In this new work, his chosen pianist pursues the same art, sometimes with only one hand or finger, for a slow, hollowed tempo – pulsating. In the concert described by Pesson as “Stravinsky admiring Webern, a friend of Ravel, who admired Stravinsky” are two miniatures by Maurice Ravel (one arranged by Pierre Boulez), an “idyll” by Anton Webern and two works by Igor Stravinsky, the intense Agon and the captivating Chant du rossignol.