Corentin Boissier “Around the World in 80 Minutes” 24 Preludes to Travel (2014)

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Corentin Boissier (b. 1995) : « Around the World in 80 Minutes » 24 Preludes to Travel, for piano (2014)
Performed by the composer.
Book 1 : 1- Bulgarian Heights (3.49) 0:03
2- Paris Fleur Bleue (2.57) 3:51
3- Hollywood Black and White (3.19) 6:47
Book 2
4- Wiener Kaffeehaus Walzer (3.08) 10:04
5- Caravan of Sahara (2.41) 13:12
6- Good Old Russia (3.26) 15:52
Book 3
7- Serenata Brasileira (1.59) 19:23
8- Midnight on the Fifth Avenue (3.30) 21:21
9- Ballade of the Irish Wind (3.00) 24:51
Book 4
10- Starlit Andalucia (4.30) 27:51
11- The Little Match Girl of Copenhagen (2.56) 32:22
12- Stamp from China (2.25) 35:17
Book 5
13- Warsaw Forever (4.05) 37:41
14- Mexican Lullaby (2.36) 41:47
15- The Soviet Stakhanov at Work (3.02) 44:23
Book 6
16- From Diaspora to Kibbutz (2.38) 47:24
17- Louisiana Katrina Blues (2.14) 50:03
18- Pampa Tango (3.02) 52:18
Book 7
19- Canzonetta di Venezia (2.32) 55:21
20- Geisha of Kyoto (3.16) 57:54
21- Spirit of Hungary (2.23) 1:01:09
Book 8
22- Chicago Jazzy Rag (1.25) 1:03:31
23- Buckingham Pomp and Pub (4.08) 1:04:58
24- Romance at Lilliput (2.10) 1:09:05

Website : http://www.corentinboissier.net

Illustration of the video : photo-montage.

My best compositions :
For piano : « Glamour Concerto » (2012)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13xCa3QCntA
For piano and orchestra : « Philip Marlowe Piano Concerto » (2012)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHaO3ieygw4
For organ and orchestra : « The Phantom of the Opera » (2010)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4-Euh9oaRU
For orchestra : « Prince Valiant Overture » (2011)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Odxtg3nZPjw

Comments

JCHBONNET says:

Bonjour Corentin et merci pour ces 24 préludes : une grande partie méritent
indubitablement d’être joués dans une salle de concert. Mention spéciale
pour les 1, 8 (super intro), 10, 11 (probablement le meilleur tout en
délicatesse et subtilité), 13, 20.

Jean-Pierre DUBOIS says:

La caricature souvent convenue, parfois sommaire, ne parvient pas à masquer
le talent et le sens artistique du compositeur.
Une œuvre plus aboutie qu’on ne l’imaginerait où, au-delà de l’amusement et
du délassement musical, percent çà et là une véritable inspiration et une
belle générosité de cœur. 

Annabella Winsteald says:

A beautiful and original work ; a really interesting initial concept, very
well realized ; a lavishly written score… and furthermore an exquisite
performance ! What else to say ? That the result is of course absolutely
splendid, exciting and evocative, that the spirits and moods of the
depicted countries/cities are beautifully rendered, and that all of these
24 gorgeous pieces, while being very different from each other, nonetheless
form a coherent whole. Additionally, this work shows, once and for all,
that even nowadays a “serious” music can be crowd-pleasing, or conversely.
As always, I look forward to your following (master)works !

servandoni says:

Très belle composition, un peu longue peut-être. Mes préférés : 2, 5, 6
(superlatif), 8, 10 (superlatif), 11 (superlatif), 13, 16, 18, 20 et 23.

Ivana Istvanic says:

Hello, dear composer! Just listened all! – So as numbers : 3,4,8,15,22,23
not like. All other are very beautiful little compositions to me. (Special
: 1,5,10,11,16,18, 21 !!)
Best wishes, greetings – Ivana

Anna Kuzina says:

Corentin, your 24 Preludes to Travel are amazing!!! I congratulate you!!!
P.S. And I wish you Merry Christmas!

silvio cpf says:

Bravo,bravo,bravo !!!

Walter Simmons says:

A wonderful, if dauntingly ambitious, idea. Displays a fertile and
wide-ranging imagination. My favorites are Nos. 8, 13, 15, and 23.

Corentin Boissier says:

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