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FERRARI, LUC - Didascalies 2

Vinyl-only release. Performers: Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven (piano); Claude Berset (piano); Vincent Royer (viola). Sub Rosa presents the first release after their Luc Ferrari trilogy. Didascalies 2 is not to be confused with 2007s Didascalies (SR 261CD) -- this is another composition entirely, never published before. The other day I found a file from 1993, a score for two pianos entitled Revenir _É la Note de D_ɬ©part (trans. Getting Back To The Initial Note). So I decided to turn it into a new composition without changing a single note in it -- it contained very little notes actually, which suited me just fine. So I called it Didascalies 2, in memory of what I had done the previous year: a piece for piano and viola entitled Didascalies Tout Court. That piece was played on two notes, one for the piano and the same one for the viola. It had an obsessive feel. Very, very obsessive!" --Luc Ferrari \r\nUpon his last visit to La Chaux-de-Fonds in Neuch_ɬ¢tel, Switzerland, the composer specifically asked for Didascalies 2 to be performed by La Chaux-de-Fonds pianist Claude Berset and Brussels pianist Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven. The performers developed an event around the world premiere of this release -- the last work by Luc Ferrari not yet played in front of an audience. Didascalies 2 was premiered on October 25, 2008 as part of an anti-tribute to Luc Ferrari in La Chaux-de-Fonds in a version for two pianos and viola. Luc stipulated that toward the end of the piece "an instrument comes in (I dont know which one yet). This instrument should be very powerful and be able to sustain a very loud note (I dont know which one yet)." The musicians chose the viola." -Sub Rosa

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