GUY SACRE (b.1948): Piano Works, Vol. 2 - Nouvelles Chansons enfantines, Thème varié, 9 Contes moraux, Soliloques, Petits Exercices de la solitude, Carnaval.
Catalogue Number: 09O075
Description: Sacre's is a miniature muse - there are 42 tracks on this 72-minute disc and 30 of them are less than two minutes in length - which will appeal to collectors who like the French piano tradition beginning with Ravel and Poulenc filtered through the Parisian Stravinsky (music of childhood but not simple and not written for young pianists is what's on offer in the colorful and often brilliant Chansons while the longest set of the disc, 1994's Carnaval offers homages to Stravinsky, Poulenc, Ravel and Françaix against a backdrop of an updated commedia dell'artee) and/or the inward, still, mindscapes of the Catalan Mompou (the Contes, Soliloques and Exercices). Billy Eidi (piano).