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Boesmans: Fin de nuit

By Philippe Boesmans

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Composed by Philippe Boesmans (1936-). Classical. CD. Naxos #CYP4656. Published by Naxos (NX.CYP4656).

Item Number: NX.CYP4656

Fin de nuit invites you to a profusion of notes intended for the orchestra by the magician of sound Philippe Boesmans. The three pieces on this album (Concerto for violin, Capriccio for two pianos and orchestra and Fin de nuit for piano and orchestra that gives its title to this album) - commissioned by the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liege - underline the solidity of the bond between the composer and the orchestra. This album is released on the occasion of Gergely Madaras taking up his position as musical director of the orchestra, as if a new day were beginning. Born in Belgium Philippe Boesmans studied piano at Conservatoire de Liege before choosing a composing career. Initially influenced by serialism, he soon felt it necessary to break beyond its constraints and exclusions. Never dismissing this heritage, he has nonetheless developed a profoundly personal musical language, at the very center of which lays meaningful communication with the audience.

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