5 thoughts on “Henri Pousseur, 1929–2009

  1. the first segment of Pousseur’s music that was featured is very beautiful. It has a sadness about it that is touching. This morning , walking through the woods behind where I live, the trees hung over head as though they were hearing this music too. RIP M.Posseur, thank you for the lovely music.

  2. I just posted this on my blog. Link at the bottom….

    bill

    Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles, Pierre Bartholomée – conductor (Bartholomée, Pousseur) 2009-03-13
    Pousseur,

    Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles, Pierre Bartholomée – conductor, Jean-Pierre Peuvion – bass clarinet, Dominica Eyckmans – viola
    Studio 4, Centre Flagey, Bruxelles (BE) (Ars Musica Festival)
    13 march 2009

    a Musiq3 (RTBF) recording
    a Musiq3 Real Time Live Broadcast

    Henri Pousseur died on march 6th, 7 days before this concert that was specially held during the Ars Musica Festival to celebrate his 80 years birthday

    Part I:
    Henri Pousseur (1929-2009): Quintette à la mémoire de Webern {pour clarinette (Jean-Luc Votano), clarinette basse (Charles Michiels), violon (David Nunez), violoncelle (Jean-Paul Zanutel) et piano (André Ristic)} (1955)
    01 – Quintette à la mémoire de Webern 14’41”

    Pierre Bartholomée (°1937): Face à Face pour alto ‘à Henri Pousseur’ (2009, world creation) {Dominica Eyckmans – viola}
    02 – Face à Face 08’24”

    Henri Pousseur: Madrigal III {clarinette basse (Jean-Pierre Peuvion), violon (Antoine Maisonhaute), violoncelle (Jeanne Maisonhaute), piano (Kim van den Brempt) et 2 percussions (Louison Renault et Pierre Quiriny)} (1962)
    03 – Madrigal III 18’28”

    Total Part I: 41’31”

    Part II:
    Henri Pousseur: Stèle à la mémoire de Pierre Froidebise (2008-9) {Jean-Pierre Peuvion – clarinette basse}
    04 – Stèle à la mémoire de Pierre Froidebise 06’33”

    Henri Pousseur: La Seconde Apothéose de Rameau {harpe (Alice Pêtre), piano, piano électrique et célesta (Kim van den Brempt et André Ristic), 2 percussionistes, jouant aussi, respectivement, vibraphone et marimba (Louison Renault et Pierre Quiriny), 2 flûtes (Berten D’Hollander et Delphine Dewald), 2 haubois (Sylvain Cremers et Thierry Cammaert), clarinette Mib (Ricardo Mattaredonna), clarinette Sib (Jean-Luc Votano), clarinette basse (Charles Michiels), 2 bassons (Joanie Carlier et Daniel Demoustier), 2 cors (Denis Simandy et Anthony Devriendt), 2 trompettes (François Ruelle et Luc Sirjacques), 2 trombones (Roel Smedts et Adrien Lambinet), tuba (Carl Delbart)} (1971)
    05 – La Seconde Apothéose de Rameau 28’44

    Total Part II: 35’15”

    There is also a Pierre Bartholomée interview (in french and between part I & part II, 06’20”) in the flacs directory

    http://classicalintheair.blogspot.com/2009/03/ensemble-musiques-nouvelles-pierre.html

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