few words from Nicolas
Our first discovery is dedicated to the forgotten french pioneer ot minimal music : Jean Catoire, who died in total anonymously.
An extreme low number of musician dared to perform his music on stage.
Catoire creativity was so great (he composed thousand of music), we decided to record all his solo piano music. You can now liste on 8 volumes to his 32 hours of piano music !
This is his 8th & last volume. It is dedicated only to Catoire most extreme piano piece : the Opus 520.
Unfortunately "only" in its "basic" material form. Its final form is 25 hours long with no stop and there is unfortunately no streaming platform able to handle such a format.
You will be able to listen to the complete version in my youtube page (link available shortly)
01 : Opus 520 I - 12:43
02 : Opus 520 II - 25:38
03 : Opus 520 III - 38:13
04 : Opus 520 IV - 48:18
05 : Opus 520 V - 12:36
06 : Opus 520 VI - 25:51
07 : Opus 520 VII - 38:10
08 : Opus 520 VIII - 51:09
World Premiere recording
Total duration of all the parts (on album) : 04:12:41
"Real" duration of the work as Catoire intended the Opus 520 to be (available only on youtube) : 25 hours
Music by Jean Catoire
Produced by Paul Metzger
Recorded by Paul Metzger
Recorded at La Fabrique des Rêves, 21 March 2020 to 13 May 2020, Misy-sur-Yonne,France
Mastered by Paul Metzger
Cover, Booklet Art and Design by Clémence Michon
Liner Notes Lawrence Ball (I to VI, incorporating material by Catherine Catoire, Christine Turellier , James D'Angelo and Jean Catoire), Nicolas Horvath (VII)
French Translation Nicolas Horvath
Piano Steinway & Sons, Model D, No. 248200
Piano Technician Brice Savine
Catalogue number : NHD002