Works

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Category / Instrument
Piano
Duration
9'
Publisher
Published
01/07/1972
Premiere
15/05/1974
Radio France
Programme France-Culture
Marie-CÚcile Milan
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Estuaire

Note

Estuaire was an attempt at appropriating the serial aesthetic for my own benefit - I was trying to make it say something that it couldn't say: coloured images, gestures, moving shapes. The enterprise was paradoxical, and the result ambiguous, a transitional work. After this I managed to completely liberate myself from the stylistic fashions of the day, with Territoires de l'Oubli, a piece truly written for the piano, by the piano. The music is created from the way in which the instrument rings and resonates. The virtuosic writing refers more to Liszt than to the composers of the twentieth century.

Tristan Murail

Recording

1 CD Metier, MSVCD92097
Comme un oeil suspendu et poli par le songe - Estuaire - Territoires de l'oubli - Cloches d'adieu, et un sourire... - La Mandragore - Les Travaux et les jours
Marilyn Nonken (piano)

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