Musiques De Ballet from Claude Marc Bourget , by Susan Frances, Arts & Entertainment /Associated Content
Listeners cannot help themselves from being abducted by the vibrant musings of pianist/improviser Claude Marc Bourget. His latest CD, Musiques de Ballet coruscates a radiant bouquet of expressions from feeling
sentimental and elated to being pensive and introspective. The tracks are treated as if each one is an autonomous chapter that when linked together produces an epic tome. The first fourteen tracks are part of the Reford Garden Suite which precedes the singular multi-textured Espana Mistica, followed by the seven tracks of Sept Entrees de Ballet, then the three tracks of Passacaillies Etranges et Tragiques, and finally the lulling aromas of Naissance du Cygne and Pas de Deux. With all of the music written and performed by Bourget, Musiques de Ballet demonstrates his ability to weave gorgeous tapestries that he makes into living, breathing organisms.
Bourget's dexterity shapes palatable pieces that permeate a prismatic luster as he immerses himself into the continually changing melodic forms