As with all his works, the Concertos of Marc Monnet disconcert – because they are never based on established reference points or generally accepted rules. Marc Monnet prefers the unknown, being inspired by the shock he gets from Merce Cunningham’s dance, Jean-Luc Godard’s cinema or Antonin Artaud’s texts; hence this inimitable and constantly changing style, which seeks new sensations and an almost experimental virtuosity. He often does this in a provocative spirit that plays with our expectations in order to better thwart them. The performers on this recording (Tedi Papavrami, François-Xavier Roth, Marc Coppey and Christian Arming) are close friends of the composer, knowing both the man and his style. As a result, their entire interpretation breathes a sense of total freedom, supporting an “integrated” vision of soloist and orchestra where these are no longer in opposition but reinforce the interdependence of each other’s freedom.

This disc received the Grand prix de l’Académie Charles Cros (october 2017).

Mouvements, imprévus, et … pour orchestre, violon et autres machins

SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg

Tedi Papavrami, violon – François-Xavier Roth, direction

1. Mouvements, imprévus et…

Sans mouvement, sans monde pour violoncelle et orchestre

Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège

Marc Coppey, violoncelle – Christian Arming, direction

2. Ersatz (1)

3. Esquisse (1)

4. Premier mouvement

5. Esquisse (2)

6. Deuxième mouvement

7. Intermède solo

8. Ersatz (2)

9. Troisième mouvement

10. Ersatz (3)

11. Quatrième mouvement

Durée totale : 61’50”

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