Multi-instrumentiste, compositeur, et réalisateur reconnu depuis plus de 15 ans, Jeannot Bournival est apprécié au Québec et en Europe. Depuis une dizaine d'années, on retrouve son nom associé à la musique, aux arrangements et la production qui entourent l'artiste Fred Pellerin, au côté duquel il a reçu plusieurs prix, mentions et disques platine.
C’est un artiste des sons, dont la route teintée de folk, de jazz, de classique et de musique électronique colore l'écriture et crée des métissages de couleurs à la fois originaux, modernes et traditionnels.
Alexandre Boely (1785-1858) was a French organist, pianist, and composer. Born into a musical family that worked in Paris and Versailles, he apparently never got the classical style out of his blood, even as Romantic music overtook Europe. His comparatively conservative tastes and distain for mainstream trends seems to have hindered his career and and relegated him to obscurity. However, one thing is certain from this recording, the man knew how to write interesting and even stirring chamber music.
Philippe Herreweghe directs these Schumann concertos with severity and urgency, with an impact that’s particularly strong in the opening movement of the A minor piano concerto. The soloist is Andreas Staier, who plays a mid-19th century J.B. Streicher instrument. But it’s not just the use of period instruments (this is certainly the kind of piano Schumann would have known) that proves so fascinating here; rather, it’s the minutely detailed way in which soloist and conductor interact during this performance. Note, for instance, how astutely Herreweghe’s wind players articulate the sorrowful first subject group after the soloist’s opening salvo, a passage that sets the tone for all that follows.