Released: 22 June 2018

Reference: AP187

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Recorded by Little Tribeca at the Sala Mahler of Dobbiaco (Toblach, Italy) in december 2017.
Artistic direction, sound engineering, editing and mastering: Maximilien Ciup

Patrick Messina plays a Buffet-Crampon « Vintage » clarinet.
Henri Demarquette plays « the Vaslin » cello, a 1725 Stradivarius cello, on generous loan of LVMH/Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.
Fabrizio Chiovetta plays a Steinway D piano (no.578418).
Tuning: Giulio Passadori


Released: 22 June 2018

Reference: AP187

Kaleidoscopic (RÄÄTS, PÄRT, GÓRECKI)




The trio that combines the clarinet with the piano and the cello forms a set with powerful and multiple expressive qualities that has seduced composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Composed in the shape of a kaleidoscope, as the first piece suggests, the original program of this disc takes us through a sound gallery riddled with unheard-of objects and where reverie and nostalgia are sifted through modern languages.

The pianist Fabrizio Chiovetta and the clarinetist Patrick Messina leave the Schumannian universe of their previous album to explore with the cellist Henri Demarquette the scores of Arvo Pärt and less known but no less sensitive Jaan Rääts and Henryck Górecki. The first of the three, inspired by one of the most touching works of Mozart (the Adagio of the Piano Sonata, K.280), proposes here a new arrangement. Replacing the violin with the clarinet, Arvo Pärt colors this delicate conversation with three of the subtle and velvety timbre of the wind instrument.


In the press

Trois compositeurs d'Europe de l'Est sont à l'honneur dans ce disque. Pour les servir : trois interprètes d'exception. (...) On a affaire à un programme très habilement construit, où les différentes pièces entrent intimement en résonance les unes avec autres.

Un véritable travail d’orfèvre.


Jaan Rääts (*1932)
1. Kaleidoscopic Etudes, op.97 (Kaleidoskoopilised etüüdid, 1996)
First wold recording

Arvo Pärt (*1935)
2. Mozart-Adagio (1992, 2017 for the clarinet transcription)

Henryk Mikołaj Górecki (1933-2010)
Lerchenmusik. Recitatives and ariosos, op.53
3. Lento – Largo
4. Molto lento – Tranquillo cantabile – Dolce
5. Andante moderato – Tranquillo, cantabile

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