Released in 2016 | Pascal Gallet
Released in 2014 | Pascal Gallet
Nope ! Henri Collet is not only the music critic who, in 1920, launched young composers baptized “Groupe des Six”! Spain! It was the favorite for Henri Collet. He criss-crossed Castile on the back of a donkey, in a fruitful quest for folklore.
July 2015 - Rated 4/5 by CLASSICA
2015- Selected CD of the summer by Piano Bleu
Released in 2013 | Pascal Gallet
At the piano with Debussy" - How did Debussy prelude? Marie-Rose Carlié presents the Preludes on texts by Marguerite Long Gabriel Pierné, her exact contemporary, echoes it: "He literally rushed on the keyboard and forced all the effects. .. it got some amazing fluffy softness effects at times."
Marguerite Long, to whom Marie-Rose CARLIÉ lends her voice, serves as a guide for this new interpretation by Pascal Galet. Friend of Debussy, Fauré and Ravel, she was the internationally renowned pedagogue from 1906 to 1966 and left us in 1960, a booklet entitled / "At the piano with Debussy" strewn with precious anecdotes.
In this "Live" recording captured in December 2012, Pascal Gallet happily takes us - after Chopin and Liszt - into Debussist shimmers.
JOLIVET| WORKS FOR PIANO,
Released in 2005 | Pascal Gallet
This second volume devoted to the piano works of Jolivet allows us to discover the personality of an extraordinary composer whose perhaps most fundamental principle was, throughout his life, never to allow himself to be alienated by any system.
Far, therefore, from any dogma, it is a compositional technique in perpetual mutation which is revealed throughout this disc, giving rise to a varied whole, without ever being heterogeneous: it is that the concerns of Jolivet, centered around sound (“music must be sound first”) give rise to a treatment of the piano which reveals under its various facets all the timbral and resonant possibilities of the instrument.
So that beyond the aesthetic and technical oppositions specific to the various pieces in the collection, as far apart in their stakes as educational pieces and more "serious" and larger-scale pieces, such as the Five Dances rituals or the Second Sonata, the somewhat attentive listener will be able to recognize a style, a veritable composer's paste which informs the artist's works despite the modifications he makes them undergo according to the supports and subjects he chooses.
LISTZ IMMORTAL | DVD
Released in 2012 | Pascal Gallet
This DVD is both a recital and a documentary. […] One can only admire the magnificent interpretations on two Steingraeber pianos. Pascal Gallet notably plays the one dated 1873 that Liszt owned.
These instruments, when played with such mastery of power and such intelligent use of the pedal, become "out of the ordinary". Indeed, how not to revel in basses that sound like organs and trebles that are just as refined? Without forcing the touch, the interpreter makes his keyboard sing, expresses the vehemence like the velvety nuances of the Harmonie du Soir or the Second Ballade. Musically, a success. (Pianist - July/August 2012 - SF)
Released in 2006 | Pascal Gallet
Real qualities of sound, a captivating climate, the Scherzo n°1 and the Polonaise in F# minor convince by their frankness and an internalized central part. The Mazurkas are very nicely played, with spirit, mysteriously evanescent. The sonata, compared to the greatest names Alfred Cortot, Serge Rachmaninoff, Martha Argerich, Nelson Freire, is an excellent version, without the tics, without the effects of the handle. (DIAPASON - Chopin Record - May 2006 - Alain Lompech)
Released in 2015 | Pascal Gallet
The greatest composers of film music and the greatest composers of classical music for a timeless album dressed in a superb Digipack and a beautiful 12-page booklet.
an extraordinary repertoire of 21 titles such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones, Cinema Paradiso, Schindler's List, Amélie Poulain, Chariots of Fire or even Christophe Colomb,...
Titles transcribed for the piano, served by an exceptional sound envelope thanks to the acoustic qualities of the Rameau room (Music School of Nanterre), the richness of the Steingraeber piano used during the recording sessions and the purity of the sound recording and mixing.
Released in 2013 | Pascal Gallet
A journey with the "political" Chopin of the Polonaises, the nostalgic of the Mazurkas, and the famous Sonata No 2 known as "funeral". The movement that bears this name was written before the sonata; it is he who serves as a creative basis (it was played at Chopin's funeral in the Church of the Madeleine) -Pascal Gallet (the complete piano music of Jolivet at Maguelone) presents us with an unemotional, inexorable reading of this sonata. "
In this funeral program with a slow rhythm but without any monotony, he builds each story with a real flexibility of touch and subtly combines softness and force while avoiding any overload (Polish op. 44). There is in this relevant approach a desire to tell Chopin, but with a certain distance from the emotional content of each page (trio from the funeral march from Op. 35). Instead of saying or affirming, Pascal Gallet suggests! (PianoMagazine)