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Crystal Dream, Erik Satie & Takashi Yoshimatsu Piano Works
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Crystal Dream, Erik Satie & Takashi Yoshimatsu Piano Works

Pascal Rogé

Label: Triton (JP)
Format: SACD
Barcode: 4526977930523
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Catalog number: OVCT 52
Releasedate: 26-02-10
This disc, played by Pascal Rogé, the expert of French piano music, as well as at the height of his musical maturity, consists of works by two composers, the one is Erik Satie, and the other a Japanese composer, Takashi Yoshimatsu. Mr. Rogé found something similar between those two composer's music, and make a long, beautiful story mixing their works, connected each other without interval, like telling a fairy tale, with Mr. Rogé's clearest sound of piano.
  • Pascal Rogé is thé ambassador of French music
  • Recorded in 2008 at the Akigawa Kirara Hall, Tokyo
  • Hybrid (CD SACD 2ch/5.0ch)
  • Rogé's playing exemplifies the elegance and subtlety said to distinguish French pianism (source: wikipedia)
  • The meditative music of Satie goes so well together with the dreamlike atmosphere of Yoshimatsu's work: a perceft combination
  • Extraordinary performance!
This disc, played by Pascal Rogé, the expert of French piano music, as well as at the height of his musical maturity, consists of works by two composers, the one is Erik Satie, and the other a Japanese composer, Takashi Yoshimatsu. Mr. Rogé found something similar between those two composer's music, and make a long, beautiful story mixing their works, connected each other without interval, like telling a fairy tale, with Mr. Rogé's clearest sound of piano.
Recorded in 2008 at the Akigawa Kirara Hall, Tokyo
Hybrid (CD SACD 2ch/5.0ch)
Rogé's playing exemplifies the elegance and subtlety said to distinguish French pianism
The meditative music of Satie goes so well together with the dreamlike atmosphere of Yoshimatsu's work: a perceft combination. An extraordinary performance!

Pascal Rogé is one of the great interpreters of French piano music.His name is simply synonymous with the best playing of French repertoire in the world today.
For several years, Pascal has enjoyed playing recitals for four-hands/two-pianos with his partner in life and in music Ami Rogé.  Together, they have travelled the world appearing at prestigious festivals and concert halls.  The have appeared in New York Carnegie Hall, Hong Kong Joy of Music Festival, the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, the Beijing International Piano Festival, on tour in New Zealand, at Incontri in Terra di Sienna in Tuscany, at the Salisbury international Festival, the Thaxted Festival, Music for Galway, The Sage Gateshead, Nottingham’s Lakeside Arts Centre, London’s Chopin Society, and Petworth Festival.

Their recent tour of Japan saw them perform the premiere of Ami Suite, a new piece for four hands, written especially for them by the Japanese-American composer Paul Chihara. Additionally they have made a growing number of orchestral appearances together playing Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Two Pianos in E Major, including the Shanghai Symphony, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, the Poznan Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Orchestra of Lisbon, and the Jyväskylä Symphony Orchestra in Finland.