... the combination of dynamic clarity and agile energy that characterises Leo Warynski

Olyrix - Charles Arden

A Birth and a  Re-Birth, both passionate and enthralling are on the programme of this concert recorded at the Cité de la Musique-Philharmonie de Paris. The music of Pierre Boulez is continually resurgent five years after his death, and music continues to recreate with for example the fascinating Requiem by Francesco Filidei (born in 1973 and who notably marked the operatic world with his opera L'Inondation (the Flood), especially as this rebirth echoes the Stabat Mater by Palestrina (a composer of the musical Renaissance: in 16th century Rome). Music thus continues to be reborn even in times of lockdown, recorded, but behind closed doors, and thanks to the immense and sustained work of the Ensemble intercontemporain, the vocal ensemble Les Métaboles and Léo Warynski. The conductor even reminds us, before the concert, how much the musicians need this return to music and this physical presence.

The pleasure of rediscovering the music is thus visible and audible for these instrumentalists and singers who, together, make the most of the richness of their individual timbres to serve a common musical project, guided by the combination of dynamic clarity and agile energy that characterise Leo Warynski.