EMMANUELLE BERTRAND / MAYA VILLANUEVA
2020, Harmonia Mundi
Inspired by the poetry of Dominique Lambert and Aimé Césaire, as by the sculptor Nito Dariel, Benoît Menut deploys in this first album for Harmonia Mundi an ode to the ocean and to nature: an invitation to a journey as varied as unique, driven by the combined talents of the Syntonia Ensemble and two prime partners!
THE LITTLE BOY WHO NEEDED SPACE
MICHAËL DIAN / CÉCILE BROCHOIRE
A tale by Jean Giono, set to music for actress and piano. Commissioned by the Espace Culturel de Chaillol.
THE GUSTAVE ENSEMBLE
2020, Klarthe Records
"Victor Segalen is undoubtedly a very beautiful poet, a great traveler too, who from the bottom of my native Brittany went to discover China, to seek as an archaeologist, the story with his words so musical. Those of Stèles, his most famous collection immediately spoke to me, gave me, as often the desire for a chamber music work, speechless but directly from the text, its colors, its rhythm.
I chose four Stèles from this poet, who dreamed of translating the inscriptions engraved on these ancient Chinese stones to structure the work : I. Musical Stone; II. My lover has the virtues of water; III. I am told…; IV. Advice to the good traveler.
PATRICK LANGOT, modern, baroque and 5 strings cellos
2019, Klarthe Records
First solo album by cellist Patrick Langot. Recorded on three different cellos, it pays homage to the "Prelude": Bach, Gabrielli, Gubaidulina. Also on this CD is Benoît Menut's Postlude for solo cello, composed especially for this album.
(Sound recording: Alban Moraud)
WORKS FOR THE LEFT HAND
MAXIME ZECCHINI, piano
2017, Ad Vitam Records
Second opus by pianist Maxime Zecchini dedicated to works for the left hand, specially dedicated to contemporary composers. Including The Warrior Combatant, composed for this project.
(Sound recording: Jean-Yves Labat de Rossi)
GRANDS PRIX SACEM 2016
PATRICK LANGOT, Cello
Promotional disc, not for sale
Record of the 2016 SACEM Grand Prix winners. Present on the record, the Micro Suite for solo cello, performed by Patrick Langot.
(Sound recording: Alban Moraud)
CUISINE AT L'ALTO
Sylvain DURANTEL, viola / Emmanuel CHRISTIEN, piano /
François CASTANG, narrator
Sylvain Durantel, Emmanuel Christien and François Castang offer here a musical, gastronomic and literary journey, with in particular Le Sel de la Terre , for viola and piano.
THE BOOK OF NOTRE-DAME
MAÎTRISE OF NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS
DENIS COMTET, organ
2014, Maîtrise N-D de Paris
Conducted by Emilie Fleury, the Maîtrise of Notre-Dame de Paris offers a program of sacred creations in which they perform, with Denis Comtet on the organ, Un Grand Vent s'est levé, commissioned by Musique Nouvelle en Liberté.
THE ACCROCHE-NOTE ENSEMBLE
First monographic disc by Benoît Menut including his Trio No. I for violin, cello and piano, Le Baiser de Marbre Noir, on a text by Christian Bobin and Le Monologue d'Anna on a text by Dominique Lambert, performed by the Accroche Note Ensemble.
CARNET DE NOTES
NATIONAL YOUTH CHOIR
2008, À Chœur Joie
The National Youth Choir, conducted by Valérie Fayet, performs Le Singe here, from the Three Fables by Monsieur de la Fontaine, in the form of studies.
SAXOPHARES ET SÉMAPHONES
CARRÉ MÊLÉ QUARTET
2006, Carré Mêlé
The saxophone quartet Carré Mêlé sings Brittany in this record of original creations and arrangements. Including quartets Trop Breizh, An Awen and other arrangements.