12 Notations: The concentrated pungency of the sequence embraces whimsical to aggressive, here brought off with total commitment by Pierre-Laurent Aimard, who reveals that each is a gem.
Le Marteau sans maître: the linear and crystalline [piece] seems to meld Debussy and Webern while setting Char’s surrealist prose.
Eclat-Multiples: music that glitters and contains many rhythmic intricacies.
Improvisé – pour le Dr. K.: compelling, whirling and swirling, a touching 80th-birthday present.
Rituel in memoriam Bruno Maderna: a time-obsessed, spatial masterpiece of increasing complexity
Répons: pulsating, colourful and totally engaging – with a sonic shock when the electronics kick ...more