When soprano Claudia Galli first encountered Strauss, it was love at first sight (or, rather, sound). It soon became clear that Strauss should form the foundation of this recital programme, lovingly compiled by Claudia Galli and her duo partner, pianist Grégory Moulin.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec frequently visits the Moulin Rouge, where he drinks cognac and draws sketches of the dancers and singers. Though the son of a French count, Henri's legs were badly deformed by a childhood fall, and his personal life is often unhappy as a result. While he is going home one night, a spirited young woman of the streets, Marie, asks him for help. He falls in love with her, and the two become involved in a tumultuous relationship. It becomes increasingly difficult for Toulouse-Lautrec to balance his personal feelings, his artistic abilities, and his family name and position.
''I am you'', Marc Moulin’s new album is also his third for Blue Note, after "Top Secret" in 2001 and "Entertainment" in 2004. It carries us through peaceful soundscapes, along the sensual, sinuous banks of a river. The atmosphere is warm and damp. "Welcome to the club", the opener, ushers us into Moulin’s singular world. It’s a sort of club that he has owned for years already, but which he has re-decorated. A club in which each room shows a part of the musical life of the founder of Placebo (1971-1974, as charted in "Placebo Sessions" from 2006) and Telex.
The man of many talents. Marc Moulin was an innovator and pioneer of electro jazz. He started his career in Belgium in the 60s, and became internationally known over the years.
As one of the first owners of a Moog synthesizer, he experimented on the instrument with an unknown sound.
In the late 80s and early 90s he and his compositions and arrangements inspired techno and house music scene. In addition to his experimental escapades he stood for many jazz musicians as pianist for the innovative side. In 2001, he was signed on the famous jazz label Blue Note. They released three albums - Top Secret (2001), Entertainment (2004) and I Am You (2007). Marc Moulin left to posterity a great musical heritage. The Belgian composer and keyboardist was a man of many talents. He wrote music for film, radio and television, was the author of plays and books and worked as a producer and songwriter…