Genevieve Girard (piano), Jean-Marc Fessard (clarinet), Fabrice Bihan (cello)
Anthony Girard is a unique voice in contemporary French music. He is at once heir to the tradition established by Faure and Debussy, whilst he has also absorbed elements of Minimalism and oriental music. Poetry and mysticism are at the heart of his works, notably reflected in his vibrant Eloge de la folie (In Praise of Folly) and the mythic Les Noces d'Orphee (The Marriage of Orpheus), composed in 2004. Le Cercle de la vie (The Circle of Life) is an important set of 24 piano preludes exploring a circular inner journey. The pianist Genevieve Girard has always been committed to contemporary music, notably the music of Valery Arzoumanov and Anthony Girard. She teaches at the Conservatoire municipal Maurice Ravel and at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris.
Girard Eloge de la folie (In Praise of Folly), Les Noces d'Orphee (The Marriage of Orpheus), L'Effroi de la nuit froide (Fear of the cold night), Le Cercle de la vie (The Circle of Life)
Running Time: 1 hr 4 min