Yahoo Contributor (review) / CLAUDE MARC BOURGET, LE MYSTÈRE DES TROIS JOURS

Album Review: Le Mystère Des Trois Jours from Claude Marc Bourget
Christ’s Resurrection Set to Virtual Violins and Piano

Susan Frances, Yahoo Contributor Network
May 25, 2014

Le Mystère des Trois Jours (The Mystery of the Three Days) from Claude Marc Bourget is a 3-track CD that showcases Bourget’s prowess as a masterful pianist and programmer of virtual violins in addition to being an effective narrator. His compositions have an ambient coloring with choral-tinged passages that pervade a Gothic tint. Each composition represents a specific movement, telling the story of Christ’s resurrection through music. « Premier Jour » (First Day) symbolizes Christ’s death. « Deuxième Jour » (Second Day) reflects the transformation process. The last track « Troisième Jour » (Third Day) characterizes Christ’s resurrection. Inspired by the Biblical story, the music shows reverence for the miracle and provides sonic vignettes depicting the three stages of the evolution.

The compositions have a meditative-slant bringing together the orchestral……


MiM-005

CLAUDE MARC BOURGET
LE MYSTÈRE DES 3 JOURS, for piano and 4 virtual violins

1. Premier jour………………..5:22
2. Deuxième jour……………..5:03
3. Troisième jour………………3:26

Le Mystère des trois jours by Claude Marc Bourget

LE MYSTÈRE DES 3 JOURS REVIEW

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Claude Marc Bourget, piano and programming

Recorded december 2012, Metis Islands Studio Mixing and mastering by Claude Marc Bourget and Metis Islands Studio Produced by Metis Islands Music, May 2014 © Metis Islands Music

METIS ISLANDS MUSIC / Catalog number : MIM-005


Musical Toronto (review) / KAROL SZYMANOWSKI, SONATA OP.9

Album review: Molinari Quartet’s Frédéric Bednarz digs deep in Szymanowski sonata

Montreal-based violinist Frédéric Bednarz, a member of the Molinari Quartet since 2007, has poured his heart, soul and considerable technique into the classical equivalent of an EP, featuring the 1904 Violin Sonata, Op. 9, by Polish composer Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937).

Elegantly accompanied by his wife, Natsuki Hiratsuka, Bednarz’s forceful interpretation of this thematically and harmonically rich music compels attention.

Themes are laid out with great care. Bednarz’s phrasing is impeccable. Best of all, he and Hiratsuka are true partners in dialogue.

Szymanovski’s sonata has the sound and development of something César Franck would have written, yet it’s hardly ever heard. Bednarz is doing his level best to make sure this changes.

(Musical Toronto) / Read the review by John Terauds.

KAROL SZYMANOWSKI, SONATA OP.9


MiM-004

SZYMANOWSKI / SHOSTAKOVICH
SONATAS FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO

Frédéric Bednarz, violin
Natsuki Hiratsuka, piano

Karol Szymanowski Sonata for violin and piano op.9

1. Allegro moderato
2. Andantino tranquillo e dolce
3. Finale : Allegro molto, quasi presto

Dmitri Shostakovich Sonata for violin and piano op.134

1. Andante
2. Allegretto
3. Largo

53:58

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Pdf Booklet : Web or print.

METIS ISLANDS MUSIC / Catalog number : MIM-004

Recorded April 5, 2012 (Szymanowski) and December 13, 2013 (Shostakovich) Music Multimedia Room (MMR), McGill University, Montreal, Sound engineer and mixing Brett Leonard Mastering Carl Talbot, Musicom Productions Design Claude……


MIM-003

Now available in album. See MIM-004 / Maintenant disponible en album. Voir MIM-004.

KAROL SZYMANOWSKI
SONATA OP.9 for violin and piano

Frédéric Bednarz, violin
Natsuki Hiratsuka, piano

Pdf Booklet : Web or print.
English release.
Communiqué français.
Pub.

1. Allegro moderato
2. Andantino tranquillo e dolce
3. Finale : Allegro molto, quasi presto

Review / KAROL SZYMANOWSKI, SONATA OP.9 for violin and piano

METIS ISLANDS MUSIC / Catalog number : MIM-003

Recorded April 2012,Music Multimedia Room (MMR),
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Sound engineer and mixing : Brett Leonard
Mastering: Carl Talbot, Musicom Productions
Produced by Frederic Bednarz and Nadine Bednarz

Recto: Lovers (detail), by Natsuki Hiratsuka / 2012 Acrylic on canvas, 24……


MIM-002

CLAUDE MARC BOURGET
GREENLAND, SONG OF THE ICE, for solo violin

Frédéric Bednarz, violin

Pdf Booklet : Web or print.

1.Song of the Ice / 7’02

Greenland, Song of the Ice / for solo violin by Claude Marc Bourget, composer & Frédéric Bednarz, violin

Buy Sheet Music
GREENLAND, SONG OF THE ICE
Pour violon seul (score-partition)

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METIS ISLANDS MUSIC / Catalog number : MIM-002
Music by Claude Marc Bourget.

Recorded August 11, 2011, Notre-Dame-de-la-Compassion Church, Métis-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada. Recording, mixing and mastering by Claude Marc Bourget.


Jazz Times (review) / CLAUDE MARC BOURGET, NOVIAUS TANZ

05/14/12   REVIEW   
JAZZ TIMES, USA, by Susan Frances

NOVIAUS TANZ review

Classical pianist Claude Marc Bourget plays a new role on his latest recording Noviaus Tanz from Metis Islands Production as a programmer and arranger of the virtual violin and virtual double bass. Coupling electronic music with the acoustic ethers of cellist Pierre Alain Bouvrette and violinist Frederic Bednarz, Bourget creates elevating raptures and extemporaneous ripples that focus the mind and stimulate calmness through the soul.

The harmonies are melodically organized and arranged to flow with a natural elegance. Silky textured strings open “Ferments” coiled in winding cello rings. The verses roam with a vivacious spontaneity projecting orchestral arcs spruced by branches of improvisational sprigs. The broad, hushed strokes of “Cadences” alternate between light and heavy pressured notes while the crisp stride of “Signes” is garnished in ballerina-like twirls, lifts and jetes. The instruments transmute a lead……


MIM-001

CLAUDE MARC BOURGET
NOVIAUS TANZ, for violin, cello, virtual violins & virtual double bass

Frédéric Bednarz, violin
Pierre-Alain Bouvrette, cello
Claude Marc Bourget, samples, programming, arrangement

Pdf Booklet : Web or print.

1.Signes (moderato) 2’59
2. Ferments (largo) 4’48
3. Cadences (più allegro) 7’34

NOVIAUS TANZ, for violin, cello, virtual violins & virtual double bass by Claude Marc Bourget

NOVIAUS TANZ REVIEW

METIS ISLANDS MUSIC / Catalog number : MIM-001
All music by Claude Marc Bourget.

Recorded February 2011, Studio de l’onde, Montreal.
Engineer : Jacques Laurin, Mixing by Claude Marc Bourget and Carl Talbot.
Mastering by Carl Talbot, Le Lab Mastering, Montreal.