vendredi 14 mars 2014

Michel Bosc- Hommage P.G.


Michel Bosc
   French composer Michel Bosc (born in 1963) is largely self-taught. In
1985, the French singer and composer William Sheller convinced him to
devote himself to writing music. Since then, he has tackled registers
as diverse as chamber music, symphonies, sacred music and music for the
Leading soloists have given Michel Bosc encouragement, among them the
flautist Jean-Pierre Rampal (for a flute trio), the countertenors James
Bowman and Bertrand Dazin (creators of his cantata Ils sont là), the
soprano Natalie Dessay (for the melody Madinina), John Walz, first
cello of the Los Angeles Music Center Opera and Monica Cecconi-Botella,
composer and premier Grand Prix de Rome (for the Elégie for strings).
A member of the Société Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Michel Bosc is a
distinguished music critic and analyst. His writings include the
sleeve-notes for a recording of French Baroque music by the Petits
Chanteurs de Versailles.
As a composer, Michel Bosc is the author of over two hundred pieces of
music; many of them have been played in places as diverse as Paris
(Théâtre du Châtelet, Salle Gaveau, Musée d'Orsay), Angers, Saumur,
Tours, Fontevrault, Annecy, Strasbourg, Lille, Lyon, Poitiers, but also
Wavre (Belgium), Landgoed Vilsteren, Amsterdam (The Netherlands),
Bruchsal (Germany), Madrid (Spain), Brno (Czech Republic), Pasadena and
San Jose (USA), Yokohama, Tokyo and Kobe (Japan) .
As an orchestrator, he has done several arrangements and transcriptions
for symphony or chamber orchestras.
His work spans over a wide range of styles: symphony, symphonic poem,
choral music, concerto, string quartet, opera, wind quintet, brass
quintet, trio with piano, melodies… His sacred music includes a mass, a
requiem, a set of “Leçons de Ténèbres” and two oratorios.
Bosc's works have been performed worldwide by such performers and
ensembles as Jean-Walter Audoli, Hugues Reiner, Philippe Fournier and
Maximilian Fröschl, the soprano Agnès Mellon, the choir conductor
Michel Laplénie, the Ensemble Sagittarius, the brass quintet of the
Orchestre National des Pays-de-Loire, the Orchestre Pasdeloup, the
National Orchestra of Kazakhstan, the Academic Symphony Orchestra of
the Ulyanovsk Philharmonia, the European Orchestra, the Orchestre
Instrumental d’Ile-de-France, the Orchestre Symphonique Lyonnais and
the Ensemble Gabriele Leone.
The music of Michel Bosc is both tonal and highly personal, marked by a
fierce, independent hedonism. In the words of conductor Maximilian
Fröschl, Bosc’s music combines “melodic sweetness, polyphonic rigor and
the power of rhythm”.
Several works of Michel Bosc are published in the United States by
Wolfhead music, Aedam Musicae, Fabrik Music. Compilations of scores are
also available on
Michel Bosc has written several books in French:  novels: Marie-Louise
- L'Or et la Ressource ; Poste restante ; L'amour et son ombre ; play:
Viendras-tu ? ; poetry book: Cathédrales; essays: Musique baroque
française, splendeurs et résurrection; Symbolisme et dramaturgie de
Maeterlinck dans Pelléas et Mélisande; Au Bout du rêve, La Belle au
Bois dormant de Walt Disney; L’Art musical de Walt Disney: l’animation
de 1928 à 1966; study: Mannequins GéGé, Chic de Paris. He occasionally
wrote for the musical magazine La Lettre du musicien.

Hommage P.G.

(by the composer himself)

Beetween a meditation and the perfume of repetition, this piece is an
original dream about a great composer.

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