Nouveau CD : Sweet Dream

sweet-dreamLe projet World Piccolo est l’un des plus ambitieux de ce type. Il présente pour la première fois un répertoire étendu pour cet instrument et a été initié par Jean-Louis Beaumadier, dont la carrière comme interprète à la scène et au disque a conduit à redéfinir le rôle du piccolo. Celui-ci apparaît maintenant comme un instrument expressif, adapté aux récitals solistes et à la musique de chambre, au même titre que comme instrument d’orchestre, rôle où il était cantonné jusqu’alors.

Ce 3e volume se compose d’œuvres qui s’appuient sur le caractère léger et lumineux du piccolo. Ecrites depuis le milieu du 20e siècle, par des compositeurs d’Europe et d’Amérique du Sud, ces musiques exploitent la brillance du piccolo associé au piano, aux percussions et à d’autres flûtes.

Jean-Louis Beaumadier’s ongoing piccolo repertoire project is one of the most extensive of its kind, and his active career as performer and recording artist plays an important part in redefining the piccolo. Beaumadier has established the piccolo as an expressive and versatile instrument, which belongs as much in solo recitals and chamber repertoire as it does in the orchestra.

This CD brings together a number of works which demonstrate the lighter side of the piccolo’s character. Written since the middle of the twentieth century, by composers whose origins span Europe and South America, the music heard here captures the piccolo’s characteristic sparkle in combinations with piano, percussion and other flutes.


Les titres

Camargo Guarnieri
1 Estudo para piccolo 1’26

 

Myke Mower
Sonate (Itchy Fingers Plublication)
2 Lively 4’31
3 Gently 3’53
4 Fiery 3’30

 
Raymond Guiot
5 Sweet project 3’51
(Gérard Billaudot éd. collection Beaumadier)

Jean-Michel Damase
6 For piccolo 5’23
(Gérard Billaudot éd. collection Beaumadier)

Véronique Poltz
Midnight with Pan
7 Prélude 2’20
8 Fantastic instance 2’019
9 Sweet Dream 2’15

 

10 Final 2’41

Gordon Jacob
11 Introduction et fugue 3’02
(Elerson Edition)

Flint Juventino Beppe
12 A piccolo poem 3’31
(FJB Fingerprint)

William Bardwell
Little serenade (Bardwell 1954)
13 Moderato tranquillo 2’29
14 Allegro grazioso 2’33
15 Con brio 1’22
16 Lento capriccioso 2’48
17 Vivace 4’21

Malik Mezzadri
19 Naomi 7’27

Temps total 62’16″

Les Musiciens

Jordi Torrent, piano
Gergely Ittzès et Carla Rees, flûte alto
Magic Malik, flûte et chant
Rodolfo Montero, flûte
Vincent Beer Demander, mandoline
Peter Verhoyen, piccolo
Mathieu Schaeffer, xylophone
Jean-Louis Beaumadier, piccolo


 

Critique « Sweet Dream » dans flute View (USA)

 

Oct 1, 2017 by The Flute View
Jean-Louis Beaumadier: Album Review

sweet-dream-260If you wake up in a sad mood, I suggest you put on Jean-Louis Beaumadier’s new CD, Sweet Dream,a joyous album which as Jean Louis says, “demonstrates the lighter side of the piccolo’s character.” The album is part of Beaumadier’s ongoing piccolo repertoire project, and Sweet Dreams is World Piccolo, volume 3. The collection includes works by these composers from throughout the world: Camarguo Guarnieri, Mike Mower, Jean Michel Damase, Gordon Jacob, Veronique Poltz, Flint Juventino Beppe, William Bardwell, Eugene Magalif, Raymond Gulot, and Malik Mezzadri. Beaumadier is a brilliant player, who has brought piccolo playing to a new level of attention and artistry through his many recordings and commissioning of new work. He plays with a beautiful sound, perfect pitch and crystal clear rhythm, always with a joyous infectious energy!! He has some wonderful guest players on the CD including Carla Rees and Gergely Itzes on Alto flute, Magik Malik on flute/ voice, Vincent Beer Demander on Mandoline, Peter Verhoyen on piccolo, Mathier Schaefer on xylophone and Jordi Torrent on piano. They are all expert players who add to the virtuosity of the album. For example, I loved Peter Verhoyen in the humorous piccolo duet with piano by Eugene Magalif and Jordi Torrent’s incredible ensemble playing throughout the album. The final work on the album is Malik Mezzadri’s, Naomi which shows a different side to the piccolo, utilizing flute and flute singing, done expertly by Magik Malik. It’s an abstract atonal work that reminds us that the piccolo had great versatility and that Beaumadier is a master of it all!! You can purchase the album on his website. –Barbara Siesel

 

Critique du cd « Sweet Dream » dans le magazine  « FLUIT »
de l’association des flûtistes des Pays-Bas,
Nederlands Fluit Genootschap

Critique du  cd « Sweet Dream » dans FLÖTE AKTUEL,
journal de l’association allemande des flûtistes,
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Flöte