9 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Quebec-born pianist and composer André Gagnon seems to be having a particularly good time traversing the boundaries between high and low on this nine-track sugar bomb, which blends classical pomp with pop charm and rock energy. Bright piano trills on opener “L'ouverture-éclair” and sweepingly romantic orchestral charts on closer “Neiges” establish his classical bona fides. Elsewhere, he lets loose with pop glee, plucking strings on “Ta samba” and pounding away on the rock-leaning Beethoven medley/parody “Dédéthoven”, before indulging in the unfettered wah-wah disco orgy that is “Wow”.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Quebec-born pianist and composer André Gagnon seems to be having a particularly good time traversing the boundaries between high and low on this nine-track sugar bomb, which blends classical pomp with pop charm and rock energy. Bright piano trills on opener “L'ouverture-éclair” and sweepingly romantic orchestral charts on closer “Neiges” establish his classical bona fides. Elsewhere, he lets loose with pop glee, plucking strings on “Ta samba” and pounding away on the rock-leaning Beethoven medley/parody “Dédéthoven”, before indulging in the unfettered wah-wah disco orgy that is “Wow”.

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3:36
4:41
3:41
2:24
3:12
7:43
3:46
9:56

About André Gagnon

Classical musician and composer Andre Gagnon began playing the piano before he even began school. Born in 1942 in Quebec, he went to Paris at the age of 19 to study on a grant from the Canadian government. After returning to Canada, he worked with Claude Leveillee for seven years. He then turned solo and went to London to record with the London Baroque Orchestra and later, the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Of his more than 20 albums from 1964 to 1993, Neiges (1976) was the most popular; it was a bestseller and won a Canadian Juno Award. Gagnon has also recorded in the disco and pop fields. ~ John Bush

  • ORIGIN
    Pacome-de-Kamouraska, Quebec, Can
  • GENRE
    Instrumental
  • BORN
    1942

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