Nightfall – Alice Sara Ott

Debussy Reverie; Suite bergamasque
Satie Gnossiennes Nos. 1 & 3; Gymnopedie No. 1
Ravel Gaspard de la nuit; Pavane pour une infante defunte

Alice Sara Ott

Format: 1 CD
Release date: 24/8/2018
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Piano International (Sep, 2018)
Nightfall is that magical hour when day and night face each other and the sky descends into twilight. For a brief moment, light and darkness are in harmony and merge together. I believe we all carry elements of light and darkness within us. An awareness and affirmation of life, reality and conscience on the one hand; the shadow of greed and temptation on the other. We don’t always succeed in recognising or even defining the boundary between these opposing elements within us. My new album, Nightfall, takes its inspiration from this merging of contrasts, both internal and external, with a programme of works that explores the complex dichotomy existing in …

   in Piano International (Jan, 2019)
Nightfall, the title of Alice Sara Ott’s new album celebrating her 10 years with DG, is accompanied by a personal and fascinating essay. Here she tells of music by Paris-based composers who cumulatively but in radically different ways blurred the distinction between light and darkness, fear and happiness and, ultimately, life and death.

Opening with Debussy’s Rêverie and Suite bergamasque, both products of the composer’s early, evanescent magic, Ott is poised and with a sense of occasion in the former, witty and affectionate in the latter. Debussy may have resented the publication of Rêverie so soon after La Mer (among his greatest masterpieces) but it has always retained the affection …


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