About the album
Quote from Jan Michiels in the preface to this recording:
"And I can detect in Robert's music the pianistic virtuosity of a Liszt or Ravel piece, the refined sounds of Debussy, Stravinsky's rhymical adventurousness, Lutoslawski's virtuosic molding of musical form, Goeyvaert's "rediscovered" tonality, and much more. But above all, I admire his masterful skill in distilling from all these influences a language that leaves a unique, incommutable impression on the listener and the performer."
One may wonder how Robert Groslot, who started his career as a pianist and a laureate of Queen Elisabeth Competition for piano long before turning to conducting and composing, experienced the birth of his oeuvre for piano. "Strangely enough, these works were written after I was no longer active as a concert pianist. It seems that this withdrawal was imperative for me to develop an original pianist sound in my own compositions." As for the concerto he says: "I think this concerto reveals an individual voice that is quite specific to my style, and has musical colours that stamp it as being unmistakeably a work by me."
11Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
12Linee Incantevoli ...lagunalontana...
13Linee Incantevoli Witty Star Rain
14Linee Incantevoli Oscuro, volante
15Linee Incantevoli Albufera
16Linee Incantevoli Sisyphe
17Il Silenzio svelato
18Three Time Sketches In Tempo sospeso
19Three Time Sketches In Tempo continuo
110Three Time Sketches In Tempo discreto