Les Violons du Roy Bernard Labadie
Nicole Trotier, Olivier Thouin, Pacale Giguère, Noëlla Bouchard Violins
Steven Dann Viola Carla Antoun, 'Cello
Richard Paré, Harpsichord Sylvain Bergeron, Theorbo
This arrangement represented a major challenge for me as a performer. It also meant taking a risk, since inviting a comparison with the original, one of the outstanding creations of the human mind, is a perilous undertaking. This arrangement should be listened to for what it is: something independent and different, and not with constant reference to the keyboard version. I sincerely believe that a fundamental characteristic of all great masterworks is their ability to transmit their message in a variety of new ways that, although they will never replace or surpass the original, nevertheless allow the range of forms and materials used in the creation of the works to be appreciated in a new light. I also beleive in the adaptability and flexability of music as a living material, one that transforms itself as it transforms us, one that makes us all, whether musicians, performers, or listeners, deeper and richer beings.
- Bernard Labadie
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