Composer: Bryce Dessner
Performer: David Chalmin – guitar, Bryce Dessner – guitar, Matthias Pintscher
Orchestra: Katia & Marielle Labèque – piano duet
Number of Discs: 1 CD
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Bit Depth: 24bit / 96kHz
Number of channels: 2.0
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Size: 781 MB
Scan: yes (PDF)
Katia & Marielle Labèque – El Chan – 2019
Bryce Dessner (b.1976)
01. First movement [00:06:30]
02. Second movement [00:05:30]
03. Third movement [00:10:39]
04. Dessner: Haven [00:08:02]
05. 1. El charco del ingenio [00:03:03]
06. 2. Points of light [00:02:50]
07. 3. Four winds [00:02:01]
08. 4. Ballade d’Allende [00:01:21]
09. 5. Coyote [00:01:41]
10. 6. Pool of El Chan [00:02:18]
11. 7. Mountain [00:02:21]
Recording Venue: Philharmonie de Paris
Bryce Dessner of The National has announced a new album of classical compositions. Entitled El Chan and recorded with sister pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque, the record is due out April 5th via Deutsch Grammophon.
The collection comprises three pieces, each recorded with the Labèque siblings on their keys. First is the three-movement Concerto for Two Pianos, which also features Orchestra de Paris and Matthias Pintscher. Dessner and the Labèques have performed the composition around the world and are set to give it its US debut this September (specific dates are forthcoming).
The seven-part El Chan closes the collection and is dedicated to Dessner’s friend, director Alejandro G. Iñárritu, whose film The Revenant was scored by Dessner. Its title comes from a mythical spirit that inhabits a pool of water near San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, the hometown of Iñarritu and his wife, Maria Eladia Hagerman. Iñarritu also designed the El Chan cover artwork.
In between these longer works is Haven, which sees David Chalmin performing alongside Dessner and the Labèque sisters. The quartet will give the piece its live debut this April, touring Europe as Minimalist Dream House. Radiohead’s Thom Yorke will join the tour as a special guest, premiering his own new work with the Labèques.