A ROAD TO EUROPE
Released in 2016 | Pascal Gallet
Released in 2015 | Pascal Gallet
The greatest composers of film music and the greatest composers of classical music for a timeless album dressed with a superb Digipack and a beautiful booklet 12 pages.
an extraordinary repertoire of 21 titles such as Caribbean Pirate, Indiana Jones, Cinema Paradiso, Schindler's List, Amélie Poulain, The Chariots of Fire or Christopher Columbus, .
Titles transcribed for the piano, served by an exceptional sound envelope by the acoustic qualities of the Rameau room (Nanterre Music School), the richness of the Steingraeber piano used during recordings and the purity of the sound recording and mixing.
Released in 2014 | Pascal Gallet
No ! Henri Collet is not only the musical critic who, in 1920, launched young composers baptized "Group of Six"! Spain! This was the favorite for Henri Collet. He criss-crossed Castile on a donkey, in a fruitful quest for folklore.
July 2015 - Rated 4/5 by CLASSICA
2015 - Selected CD of the summer by Piano Bleu
JOLIVET| WORKS FOR PIANO, VOL. 1
Released in 2003 | Pascal Gallet
The present volume constitutes a first itinerary through André Jolivet's solo piano work, from his earliest opus, written while still a teenager, to pieces of maturity, composed some twenty years later, such as Mana or Cosmogony.
Such a set, however varied, does not lack a strong unity to be placed not under the sign of the uniform but, as in all rich works, the complex, sometimes the paradoxical, in any case always tension: the latter is a central element of the composer's aesthetic, and we find its origin in the very personality of Jolivet, both a committed man, a humanist on the left, all nourished by the ideals of fraternity, and a composer demanding always in search of innovation and renewal.
JOLIVET| WORKS FOR PIANO, VOL. 3
Released in 2008 | Pascal Gallet
Composed in 1945 in memory of Bartok disappeared the same year, the principles of writing the Sonata, whose general form is in the tradition, remain those of Jolivet: primacy granted to the melody both in its harmonic dimension that acoustic.
Somewhat later than the Sonata, the ORTF's Concerto, which wanted a work inspired by the overseas territories, was originally to be called "Equatoriales". He made a lot of talk about him: scandal when he was founded in 1951 in Strasbourg, ovation a year later in Paris. The work acquires a universal dimension, by which it joins the magical origins of music and reaches its first vocation: to connect men with each other.
Pascal Gallet offers with this third and final part of the complete piano for Jolivet, even deeper interpretations. The first sonata shows all the reliefs of the composer's universe. The Piano Concerto, which is the first "modern" recording, plunges us happily into the orchestral colors of Jolivet, the piano part melting or bursting in turn. A lot of percussion, in the orchestra or the piano, but also great moments of tenderness. A must !
Released in 2010 | Pascal Gallet & Eric Aubier
Debussy, Ravel, Chabrier, Fauré, Enesco and many other composers played by Pascal Gallet on piano and Eric Aubier on Trumpet.
Released in 2006 | Pascal Gallet
Real qualities of sound, a warm climate, the Scherzo No. 1 and the Pole in F minor convince by their frankness and internalized central part. The Mazurkas are very nicely played, witty, mysteriously evanescent. The sonata, compared to the greatest name Alfred Cortot, Serge Rachmaninoff, Martha Argerich, Nelson Freire, is an excellent version, without the tics, without the effects of sleeve. (DIAPASON - Chopin record - May 2006 - Alain Lompech)
CHOPIN | PIANO WORKS
Released in 2013 | Pascal Gallet
A trip with Chopin "political" Polish, the nostalgic Mazurkas, and the famous Sonata No 2 called "funeral". The movement bearing this name was written before the sonata; it is he who serves as a creative base (he was played at the funeral of Chopin in the Church of the Madeleine) - Pascal Gallet (complete piano music Jolivet at Maguelone) presents us a reading without qualms , inexorable of this sonata. "
In this slow-paced funeral program, without any monotony, he builds each story with a real flexibility of touch and combines with subtlety softness and strength while avoiding overloading (Polish op.44). There is in this relevant approach a will to tell Chopin, but with a certain distance from the emotional content of each page (trio of the funeral march of Op 35). Instead of saying or affirming, Pascal Gallet suggests! (Piano Magazine)