Tambour – Chapitre I | mr002
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.: Esquisses oubliées en trois mouvements :.
Composed and produced by Simon P. Castonguay
Piano – Simon P. Castonguay
Violon I – Rose Frappier
Violon II – Audrée Leduc
Alto – Mélanie Venditti
Recorded by Benoît Parent
Mixed by Benoît Parent
Mastering by Pierre Duchesne
Cello – Anaïs Constantin
Source by Moderna Records
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In 2007, composer and newly minted Rome Prize-recipient Andrew Norman found himself among 15 artists and 15 scholars heading to the Eternal City for a period of several months of reflection and writing. The defining work produced from this opportunity was The Companion Guide to Rome, a 30-plus minute string trio in nine movements, each one taking cue from a different Roman church, that in 2012 was named as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Music.
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The composition of Chambers was inspired by Chilly Gonzales’ deepening relationship with Hamburg’s Kaiser Quartett. The album re-imagines Romantic-era chamber music as today’s addictive pop, using the strings as a modern-day sampler.
To guide fans into his Chambers, Gonzo introduces each song with short note of intention and a dedication, here is “Sweet Burden”:
Dedicated to Gabriel Faure
My Solo Piano song (and label) Gentle Threat is one of many contradictory titles in my repertoire. Sweet Burden is the album’s first bona fide tear jerker. A long, ambiguous melody inspired by French composer Gabriel Faure. The viola solo is slowly joined by the cello, while the violins chime in with a single-note pattern. We all have our burdens to bear, and maybe only music can sweeten them.
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