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François Couturier
Tarkovsky Quartet

François Couturier piano
Anja Lechner violoncello
Jean Louis Matinier accordion
Jean Marc Larché soprano saxophone
 
A celui qui a vu l'ange
Tiapa
San Galgano
Maroussia
Mychkine
Mouchette
La passion selon Andreï
L'Apocalypse
Doktor Faustus
Sardor
La main et l'oiseau
De l'autre côté du miroir

Recorded December 2009

ECM 2159
 
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The unique band founded by François Couturier continues to draw inspiration from the films of Andrey Tarkovsky as its frame of reference expands. Allusions to Pergolesi, Bach and Shostakovich are to be found in the compositions here, as are compelling group improvisations. As the Irish Times wrote of the earlier “Nostalghia - Song for Tarkovsky” album (recorded 2005): “Mixing classical rigour with improvisation both formal and free, what emerges is austerely beautiful, etched in sombre hues and redolent of an unslakeable thirst to connect with a deeper well of the spirit.”

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