ANDRÉ JOLIVET (1905-1974): Complete Piano Works, Vol. 2 - Sonata No. 2, Danses rituelles, 3 temps, Pièces pédagogiques: Berceuse dans un hamac, Danse Caribe, Danse Roumaine, Chansons Naïves: En regardant les mouches voler, Noël du petit ramoneur, Chanson pour une poupée bretonne, Villanelle, Carillon, Danse des petits Sioux.
Catalogue Number: 07P057
Reference: MAG 111.137
Description: Collectors of Jolivet will likely have the sonata and Danses, both classic examples of his primitive rhythmic dynamism and, in their slower sections, the evocation of a timeless past. But the remainder of the disc were first recordings at the time and are still not available elsewhere: Temps is a three-movement Jolivet take on the French propensity for neo-baroque suites except that his is atonal, freely adapting a Bach Invention in the first movement, a barcarolle in the second and tumultuous rondo finale. The other two pieces are sets of works for students, devised to deal with a limited number of difficulties and intricate and meticulous in design. Pascal Gallet (piano). 2005 release.