Ragtime | Aparte AP063


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Label: Aparte

Cat No: AP063

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 9th December 2013



The eclectic, multi-talented concert pianist, conductor, arranger and composer, Bruno Fontaine, is difficult to pidgeon-hole. Upon graduating from the Paris Conservatoire, covered in prizes, he soon embarked on a rewarding career that merges his talent in all genres, from Johnny Hallyday to Ute Lemper via Barbara Hendricks.

As a film composer he has been recogised by the Victoires de la Musique, and as a concert pianist received ffff from TÚlÚrama for his recital disc dedicated to Mozart, playing under the batons of Yutaka Sado, Laurent Petitgirard and many others.

This is the marriage of genres that ApartÚ propose here, in an album dedicated to Ragtime: 20 compositions by major masters of the genre - Scott Joplin, Tom Turpin, James Scott, Joseph Lamb, Joseph Daly, plus a trip to the great Fats Waller. Fontaine added the famous 'Golliwog's Cake-Walk' by Claude Debussy, 'Ragtime Parade' by Erik Satie and finally for the contemporary French touch, he composed a couple of ragtime numbers of his own.

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