Kombination : Orgel/Solo
Pris: 235,00 kr
Valéry Aubertin (*1970)
The composition of my 5th Sonata owes much to the historical organ of Gray (Haute-Saône, France) and to my friends Marie-Thérèse & Jean-François Muno. I completed the work in Gray during the Summer of 2015 and recorded the piece on this instrument in October of that same year (JFP 1604).
The first movement Marbres is a tribute to my late master Jean-Louis Florentz (a previous piece, De solis lacrimis (2006) for cello and positive organ, was also written in his memory.) Marbres alternates a massive, powerful motif and another, more fluid and expressive. As the piece unfolds, the intensity of their interaction abates and the movement ends on a solitary voice.
The title of the second movement was inspired by a line from Thomas Bernhard’s poem Kein Baum und kein Himmel (1958), the full text of which is published in a bilingual edition under the title Sur la terre comme en enfer (Ed. Orphée – La Différence, 2012).
Throughout the movement, the music sounds strangely remote, full of interrogation and caution. Only in the middle section does the intensity increase, like a sudden burst of desperate anger.
Deliberately angular and mechanical at first, the final movement Mouvement perpétuel suddenly becomes unsettled and hectic: driven at a very brisk pace, the music reaches the extreme high register where everything dissolves and disappears down a path that seems to lead nowhere.
Premiered on June, 27. 2016 at the Auditorium de radio-France in Paris (France), by Thomas Monnet.