Discography

Le Partage des eaux

æon - AE1222 - 2015

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic
Wiek Hijmans (guitar)
Seth Josel (guitar)
Pierre-André Valade (conductor)

Le Partage des eaux

Contes cruels

Sillages

Le Partage des eaux

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic
Pierre-André Valade

Le Partage des eaux

for large orchestra

Contes cruels

for 2 electric guitars and orchestre

Sillages

for orchestra

Ever since Sables and Gondwana, Tristan Murail has persued a regular and highly successful exploratíon of the orchestra (with or without electronics) which calls into question the way in which one should "rehear the orchestra today".

The three works assembled here, all written after 1985, have never been recorded.

Terre d'ombre

Radio France (Densité 21) - DE012 - 2014

Orchestre Philharmonique
de Radio France
Peter Eötvös (conductor)

Terre d'ombre

Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
Peter Eötvös (conductor)

Terre d'ombre

for large orchestra and electronics

[...] At the beginning of this work, an opening figure provides the initial presentation of musical material that will, after a pause, be taken up again differently. Little by little melodic lines emerge that are themselves the result of a transformation, or distortion, of the opening material. The discourse is in perpetual mutation. [...]

Nuages

ReR - RERV1 - 2014

Ensemble Volta

Mach 2,5

Tigres de Verre

La Conquête de l'Antarctique

Les Nuages de Magellan

Les Nuages de Magellan

Ensemble Volta

Mach 2,5

for 2 ondes Martenot

Tigres de Verre

for ondes Martenot and piano

La Conquête de l'Antarctique

for ondes Martenot

Les Miroirs Etendus

for ondes Martenot and piano

Les Nuages de Magellan

for 2 ondes Martenot, electric guitar and percussion

These works are united here for the first time, performed by a new generation of musicians. Works for solo ondes Martenot, two ondes, ondes and piano and two ondes Martenot, percussion and electric guitar.


President's Prize from the Charles Cros Academy, 2014

Winter Fragment

æon - AECD0746 - 2007

Argento Chamber Ensemble
Erin Lesser (flute)
Michel Galante (conductor)

Winter Fragments

Unanswered Questions

Ethers

Feuilles à travers les cloches

Le Lac

Winter Fragments

Argento Chamber Ensemble - Michel Galante (conductor)

Winter Fragments

for ensemble and live electronics

Unanswered Questions

for flute

Ethers

for flute and ensemble

Feuilles à travers les cloches

for flute, violin, cello and piano

Le Lac

for ensemble

"Amongst the so-colled "spectral" composers, no one more than Tristan Murail puts Nature foward as a souce of inspiration; moreover this is often stated in the titles themselves... The return to melody, wich one cannot help but notice in his recent works, clearly meets a need to give rise to a discourse by means of salient elements. A kind of return to natural model."

Pierre Rigaudière

Complete piano works

Metier - MSVCD92097 - 2005

Marilyn Nonken (piano)

Comme un oeil suspendu...

Estuaire

Territoires de l'oubli

Cloches d'adieu...

La Mandragore

Les Travaux et les jours

Complete piano works

Marilyn Nonken (piano)

Comme un oeil suspendu et poli par le songe

for piano

Estuaire

Près des rives - Au mélange des eaux

Territoires de l'oubli

for piano

Cloches d'adieu, et un sourire...

in memoriam Olivier Messiaen

La Mandragore

for piano

Les Travaux et les jours

for piano

"Can one still write for the piano today? Through the 19th century and to the begin¬ning of the 20th it was the emblematic instrument, the composer's confidant; but has it survived the array of tortures inflicted upon it by the end of the 20th century? After the clusters of Henry Cowell, the preparations of John Cage, the ornithological percussions of Messiaen, the electrified mantras of Stockhausen, and the various scrapings and pinch¬ings of strings, what space is left to the imagination?"

Tristan Murail

Gondwana

Montaigne / Naïve - MO782175 - 2003

Orchestre National de France
Ensemble de l'Itinéraire
Yves Prin (conductor)
Beethovenhalle Orchestra
Anton Rickenbacher (conductor)

Gondwana

Désintégrations

Time and again

Gondwana - Désintégration -
Time and again

Orchestre National de France, Ensemble de l'Itinéraire,
Yves Prin (conductor)
Beethovenhalle Orchestra,
Anton Rickenbacher (conductor)

Gondwana

for orchestra

Désintégrations

for ensemble and electronics

Time and again

for orchestra

Originating in the spectral movement, the music of Tristan Murail deploys its profound harmony in a continuous flow of luminous coloured waves, whether he is evoking the separation of now sunken continents as the Hindu legend of Gondwana, a voyage to the centre of sound itself with Désintégrations, or the distortion of time, compressed and dilated, in Time and again.


First Prize from the Charles Cros Academy, 1990

Treize couleurs

Accord - AC4725112 - 2002

Ensemble Les Temps Modernes
Fabrice Pierre (conductor)

Treize Couleurs du soleil...

Winter Fragments

Bois flotté

Treize Couleurs du soleil couchant

Ensemble Les Temps Modernes - Fabrice Pierre (conductor)

Treize Couleurs du soleil couchant

for 5 instruments and electronics

Winter Fragments

for 5 instruments and live electronics

Bois flotté

for 5 instruments and live electronics

"The music of Tristan Murail presented in this recording reflects the composer's evolution in the electroacoustic sphere over the course of the past three decades. Althrouh Murail is not usually categorized with the inner circle of electroacoutic musicians, his work has continuously put electronic sound sources and instrumental sounds into relation, particularly in chamber formations."

Thierry Alla

Treize couleurs DVD

Accord - AC4725109 - 2002

Hervé Bailly-Basin (video artist)
Ensemble Les Temps Modernes
Fabrice Pierre (conductor)

Interview

videos

Treize Couleurs du soleil couchant

Bois flotté

Winter Fragment

Tristan Murail

Ensemble Les Temps Modernes - Fabrice Pierre (conductor)

Treize Couleurs du soleil couchant

for 5 instruments and electronics

Bois flotté

for 5 instruments and live electronics

Winter Fragments

for 5 instruments and live electronics

Interview of Tristan Murail

by Omer Corlaix

"There is no doubt that the perception of an image in motion changes the perception of music in its very temporality"

Tristan Murail


First Prize from the Charles Cros Academy, 2002

Allégories

Accord - AC4658992 - 2000

Ensemble Fa
Dominique My (piano and conductor)

Allégories

Vues aériennes

Territoires de l'oubli

Allégories - Vues aériennes - Territoires de l'oubli

Ensemble Fa, Dominique My (piano and conductor)

Allégories

for 6 instruments and electronics

Vues aériennes

for 4 instruments

Territoires de l'oubli

for piano

The three pieces on this disc each innovate with regard to the traditional expectations associated with they are scored...Murail's music is based on the acoustic properties of sound itself, rather then upon any arcane, abstract theory, or on any notions of what "chamber" or "piano music" should be.

Julian Anderson


President's Prize from the Charles Cros Academy, 1992

Mémoire Erosion

Accord - AC4659002 - 1997

Mémoire/Erosion

Ethers

C'est un jardin secret...

Les Courants de l'espace

Mémoire/Erosion

Alain Noël (horn), Ensemble l'Itinéraire,
Charles Bruck (conductor)
Pierre-Yves artaud (flute), Ami Flammer (violin),
Geneviève Renon (viola), David Simpson (cello),
Joëlle Léandre (doublebass),
Christian Marchand (trombone),
Jacques Mercier (conductor)
Sylvie Altenburger (viola)
Jeanne Loriod (ondes Martenot),
Orchestre National de France, Yves Prin (conductor)

Mémoire/Erosion

for horn and 9 instruments

Ethers

for 6 instruments

C'est un jardin secret...

for viola

Les Courants de l'espace

for ondes Martenot, synthetizer and chamber orchestre

"The three large works grouped on this disc constitute a special set of pieces sharing similar concerns, forms and even processes. Each features a solo instrument with ensembles of varying sizes and in each Murail attempted to renew or rather, reinvent the concerto form."

Julian Anderson

Piano contemporain

Accord - AC205752 - 1997

Dominique My (piano)

La Mandragore

Cloches d'adieu...

Le Piano contemporain

Dominique My (piano)

La Mandragore

for piano

Cloches d'adieu, et un sourire...

in memoriam Olivier Messiaen

Dominique My engages her pianistic talent to promote the contemporary solo piano repertoire, bringing six French composers together (Dufourt, Lenot, Murail, Pesson, Singier and Troncin) through the performance of eight pieces written between 1991 and 1996. This instrument, so widely used today, still possesses "imaginary spaces" (Murail) for contemporary composers. A good survey of new works for piano from the late 20th century that helps the listener hear to what extent each composer's stylistic individuality makes the piano sound different, singular and ever new.

Serendib

Accord - AC4653052 - 1996

Ensemble intercontemporain
David Robertson (conductor)

Serendib

L'esprit des dunes

Désintégrations

Tristan Murail

Ensemble intercontemporain - David Robertson (conductor)

Serendib

for large ensemble

L'Esprit des dunes

for ensemble and electronics

Désintégrations

for ensemble and tape

In this indispensable collection of contemporary music, the three pieces by Tristan Murail, as performed by David Robertson and the Ensemble Intercontemporain, brings us what the composer calls "the revolution of complex sounds" (Darmstädter Beiträge, Schott, 1980). The composer demonstrates his great virtuosity in spectral manipulation as well as the results of sound analysis, heard as conglomerates with characteristics that can be broken down today: wind, diaphonic singing, traditional instruments, etc.

Couleur de mer

Accord - AC4659012 - 2001

Ensemble Court-Circuit
Pierre-André Valade (conductor)

Couleur de mer

L'attente

Treize Couleurs du soleil...

Attracteurs étranges

La Barque mystique

Couleur de mer

Ensemble Court-Circuit
Pierre-André Valade (conductor)

Couleur de mer

for 15 instruments

L'attente

for 7 instruments

Treize Couleurs du soleil couchant

for 5 instruments

Attracteurs étranges

for cello

La Barque mystique

for 5 instruments

"The five pieces united on this recording extend over a long period - from 1969 to 1993. One should not be surprised to find a gret diverty of styles. In spite of the apparently diverse aspects of the pieces, I hope that the listener distinguish a coherent and progressive transformation of musical styles and materials."

Tristan Murail

Other recordings

Musica Viva

Le Désenchantement du monde

Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
George Benjamin (conductor)

Neos - 11422 - 2016

List Inspections

Cloches d'adieu, et un sourire...in memoriam Olivier Messiaen

Marino Formenti (piano)
Kairos - KAI0013292 - 2015

Songs of a desert bird

Le Fou à pattes bleues

Klaus Schöpp (flute)
Yoriko Ikeya (piano)

Made from Nothing - MFNKOP002 - 2014

La Fauvette Passerinette

Cloches d'adieu, et un sourire...in memoriam Olivier Messiaen

Peter Hill (piano)
Delphian - DCD34141 - 2014

Ghosts & Mirrors

Cloches d'adieu, et un sourire...in memoriam Olivier Messiaen

Richard Uttley (piano)
Artist Recording Co. - ARC01002 - 2014

France Now

Cloches d'adieu, et un sourire...in memoriam Olivier Messiaen

Aska Lino (piano)
Camerata - CMCD-28302 - 2014

Invocation

Cloches d'adieu, et un sourire... in memoriam Olivier Messiaen

Herbert Schuch (piano)
Naïve - V5362 - 2014

Terra

Tellur

Jonas Löffler (guitar)
Karlklang - (2013)

Playing In The Dark

La Mandragore

Tomoko Yazawa (piano)
Cd Baby - 9011550 - 2012

La flûte et les oiseaux

Le Fou à pattes bleues

Cécile Daroux (flute) and Emmanuelle Bouillot (piano)
Loreley - LY019 - 2012

Ensemble d'Ondes de Montréal

Mach 2,5

Ensemble d'Ondes de Montréal
SNE (Société Nouvelle d'Enregistrement) - SNE574CD - 2010

Messiaen et autour de Messiaen

Tigres de Verre

Nadia Ratsimandresy (ondes Martenot) and Matteo Ramon Arevalos (piano)
Rer Recommended - RER0271 - 2009

Hommage à Messiaen

La Mandragore - Cloches d'Adieu...

Prodromos Symeonidis (piano)
Telos Music - TLS 107 - 2007

Guitar Obsession

Vampyr!

Tim Brady (electric guitar)
Actuelle CD - AM 156 CD - 2006

Ritmata

Tellur

Hughes Kolp (guitar)
GHA Records - 126.049 - 2003

Electric Solo!

Vampyr!

Wiek Hijmans (electric guitar)
X-OR Record Company - XOR12 - 2002

Spectral Viola

C'est un jardin secret, ma soeur, ma fiancée, une source scellée, une fontaine close...

Garth Knox (viola)
Edition Zeitklang - EZ-10012 - 2002

Hier und Jetzt

Serendib

Ensemble Intercontemporain, David Robertson (conductor)
Universal Music (Germany) - 461 892-2 - 2001

Tim Brady, 10 Collaborations

Vampyr!

Tim Brady (electric guitar)
Just in Time Records - JTR8484 - 2000

C'est un jardin secret

Antoine Tamestit (viola)
SIMC - SACEM - 1998

Cikada

Allégories

Ensemble Cikada, Christian Eggen (conductor)
Albedo (Norway) - ALBCD010 - 1997

Stephan Östersjö I

Tellur

Stephan Östersjö (guitar)
dB Productions (Sweden) - dBCD31 - 1997

Répertoires polychromes

Mémoire/Erosion

Ensemble Fa, Dominique My (conductor)
MFA-Radio-France - MFA216021/22 - 1997

Ondes

Tigres de Verre

Estelle Lemire (Ondes Martenot) and Adrienne Park (piano)
SNE (Société Nouvelle d'Enregistrement) - SNE616CD - 1997

Estuaire - La Mandragore

Hideki Nagano (piano)
Fontec (Japan) - FOCD3418 - 1997

Olivier Messiaen : Troisième Livre du Catalogue d'Oiseaux

Territoires de l'Oubli - Cloches d'Adieu...

Roger Muraro (piano)
MFA-Radio-France - MFA216114 - 1997

50 Jahre Neue Musik in Darmstadt

Treize couleurs du soleil couchant

Ensemble l'Itinéraire
Col legno - CD837-2 - 1996

In The Garnet Garden

Mach 2,5 - La Conquête de l'Antarctique

Takashi Harada (ondes Martenot)
Victor Entertainment Inc. (Japan) - VICC-124 - 1993

Hommage à Dominique Tronçin

Unanswered Questions

Patrice Bocquillon (flute)
MFA-Radio-France - MFA216007 - 1991

Territoires de l'oubli

Territoires de l'oubli

Ichiro Nodaïra (piano)
Apollon (Japan) - APCC-8 - 1991

Nuova Musica per l'Europa : France

Treize couleurs du soleil couchant

Ensemble l'Itinéraire
Fonit Cetra (Italy) - CDC59 - 1990

Guitar

Tellur

Raphaël Andia (guitar)
Sappho (Musidisc) - 590019 - 1990
Video

Espaces électriques

Treize couleurs du soleil couchant

Ensemble l'Itinéraire, Fahrad Mechkat (conductor)
Salabert-Actuels (Harmonia Mundi) - SCD8801 - 1988