Bovet plays Bovet
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SKU: NX.3200675-2

By Guy Bovet. By Guy Bovet. Classical. CD. Naxos #3200675-2. Published by Naxos (NX.3200675-2).

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The organ compositions heard here span thirty-five years of contemporary music history. There's the youthful Guy Bovet, who was very much enamored with Bernstein's West Side Story, the masterful improviser of later years, and a virtuoso who, strangely enough, has never deeloped a one-sided compositional bias for his instrument. Bovet, who has spent many years in the United States, has kept his eyes and ears open to the world around him. ""Fuga sopra un soggetto"" includes Henry Macini's ""Pink Panther"" melody, and ""Sarasota"" is set in the Everglades. According to the composer, in this piece we hear jazz from the south and see how alligators on their daily rounds come creeping out of the canals ""into the gardens and eat up dogs and babies."" Bovet's observations-in-sound about music seldom do without irony. Would Ravel's Bolero really have sounded much better if Mozart had penned it? Bovet's music is funny, galant, and incredibly difficult to play. ""But it's no big deal if you make a few mistakes. The advantage of my music, in contrast to Bach's, is that mistakes can only improve mine, whereas his is made less good."".