New album: Traffic Quintet plays Alexandre Desplat

First compilation of Alexandre Desplat's work
 International release on February 26th 2016, coproduction Galilea Music and Mercury Classics


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Dominique “Solrey” Lemonnier's comment

The Traffic Quintet’s latest project is devoted to the music of Alexandre Desplat. Since both flute and piano figure so prominently in his scores, they naturally suggested themselves when it came to making the arrangements for this album. The new ensemble, with added flute and piano, affords a broader musical palette, Alexandre’s music inviting you on a walk. It wraps you up and lulls you gently into contemplation.
It is a great pleasure to present this most attractive program, to immerse myself once again in the sweetness and variety of Alexandre’s refined, colorful and generous harmonies.

Alexandre Desplat's comment

To pay homage to our close and faithful musical companionship, Dominique “Solrey” Lemonnier dedicated the Traffic Quintet’s new album to my film compositions. She also devoted the scenario of her new show to my native city, Paris: a stroll on the banks, walking from one bridge to another, experiencing the dark moments of history or the carefree scenes of lovers lying by the Seine under the summertime sun. This is how she meticulously designed and put this music program together, trying to capture the changing light, the mysteries and the flow of this French river in my music, from Tree of life to Un Prophète.
Solrey persuaded me to return to my first instrument, the flute and to join the Traffic Quintet with her friend, Alain Planès at the piano for a show and an album.

Traffic Quintet and their guests

Dominique Lemonnier: violin
Constantin Bobesco: violin
Estelle Villotte: viola
Raphaël Perraud: cello
Philippe Noharet: double bass

Alexandre Desplat: flutes, glockenspiel, celesta
Alain Planès: piano, celesta

Production: Dominique “Solrey” Lemonnier
Music : Alexandre Desplat

 

1. The King's Speech 3:40
2. Girl With a Pearl Earring 5:36
3. Love, etc 4:27
4. Le Plus Bel Age 2:46
5. The Ghost Writer 4:38
6. Un héros très discret [II] (A. Desplat) 4:05
7. The Tree Of Life 4:19
8. Un Prophète 8:46
9. Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close 5:11
10. Lust, Caution 6:24
11. Chéri 4:54
12. Sur Mes Lèvres 5:23
13. Coco Avant Chanel 4:05

"Divine Féminin"
a coproduction Galilea Music - Decca, 2009

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"Nouvelles Vagues"
released by Naïve in 2007. A coproduction Galilea Music, Fnac and Radio Classique

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Motion pictures soundtracks recorded by Traffic Quintet, music by Alexandre Desplat

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