This morning I listened to Michel Legrand perform with two of his friends. I enjoyed his rhythm and his creative improvisation. While this recording is in the classical vein, read on…
Legrand: Concerto Pour Piano & Concerto Pour Violoncelle
Concerto Pour Piano, performed by Michel Legrand (piano)
Concerto Pour Violoncelle, performed by Henri Demarquette (cello)
Both works are supported by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Mikko Franck conducting.
Michel Legrand, worldwide known not only as a pianist and singer but firstly for his musicals, soundtracks and songs, presents his first recording entirely devoted to classical music.
It is a testimony to hear a composer play his own work, as on this recording Michel Legrand performs his own Piano Concerto, with one of the leading French Orchestras and its new musical director – Mikko Franck. Also featuring on this album is one of the most talented cellist of his generation, Henri Demarquette, playing a new Concerto, written for him and recorded in presence of the composer.
And yet, I heard something entirely different and wonderful this morning: