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Mes hommages Marie-Hélène Breault, Pamela Reimer

Cover art: Jean-Vincent Roy
  • Canada Council for the Arts

As a duo, flutist Marie-Hélène Breault and pianist Pamela Reimer specialize in the creation and performance of their own arrangements of traditional classical repertoire and the performance of contemporary music, notably the music of Québecois and Canadian composers. Comprised of solos and duos for flute, bass flute, piccolo and piano, Mes Hommages is their debut album. This programme was originally presented in a concert of the same name that was played twice in 2016, as part of the “Homage Series” presented by the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec. Displaying the virtuosity, partnership, range and creativity of the performers, this daring programme celebrates the composers who were showcased in the first five editions of the series: Claude Vivier, Gilles Tremblay, Ana Sokolović, Denis Gougeon and John Rea. The album presents several works that have not been previously recorded: Tremblay’s Musiques de l’eau and Rea’s Sonatina. Also on offer are new interpretations of major works by Vivier (Shiraz), and Tremblay (Envol). Excerpts from Rea’s Las Meninas, originally for piano solo, are re-imagined for flute and piano by the musicians. The duo’s interest in this piece, in which Rea pays tribute to both Robert Schumann’s Scenes from Childhood and the painting Las Meninas by Diego Velázquez, is in fact the point of departure for this programme. As Rea revisits the music of Schumann through the lenses of other twentieth century composers’ musical styles, the musicians add another layer of homage through their personal conception of sound and form.

  • Collection QB
  • CQB 2026 / 2020
  • UPC/EAN 771028372621
  • Total duration: 78:20

Stereo

  • 44,1 kHz, 16 bits
  • Collection QB
  • CQB 2026_NUM / 2020
  • UPC/EAN 771028372683
  • Total duration: 78:20

Stereo

  • 96 kHz, 24 bits

• MP3 • OGG • FLAC

Mes hommages

Marie-Hélène Breault, Pamela Reimer

Gilles Tremblay, Denis Gougeon, Claude Vivier

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In the press

Focus Québec — Nouveaux satellites

Pierre Durr, Revue & Corrigée, no. 124, June 1, 2020

Flûtiste dans l’Ensemble contemporain de Montréal, Marie-Hélène Breault s’est associée à la pianiste Pamela Reimer (elle aussi membre du même ensemble, tout en collaborant aussi au Bradyworks, créé par le compositeur/guitariste Tim Brady) pour enregistrer, pour le compte de la Collection QB, une série d’œuvres de compositrices et compositeurs canadien.ne.s. Au menu: John Rea, Gilles Tremblay, Denis Gougeon, Claude Vivier et Ana Sokolović (originaire de Serbie, elle est devenue résidente canadienne en 1992), auxquels les deux musiciennes rendent hommage à travers deux œuvres pour chacun et chacune. Parfois pour un seul instrument, la flûte (Les Vêpres de la Vierge: Envol de Tremblay, L’Oiseau blessé de Gougeon), ou le piano (Trois Études de Sokolovic, Musiques de l’eau de Tremblay et Shiraz de Vivier}… Ce parcours en dix étapes révèle des pièces assez variées, parfois de facture relativement classique [Sonatina de John Rea ou Pièce pour flûte et piano de Claude Vivier], en introduisant des climats variés un peu mystérieux [les Trois Études], troubles [Un Bouquet de brume d’Ana Sokolović], mais aussi parfois primesautiers [Canto del piccolo de Gougeon], voire ludiques [Las Meninas de John Rea, faite de cinq tableaux, dédiés chacun à un compositeur: Chopin, Evangelista, Koprowski, Stravinski, Glass]…

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