Confidences poétiques
12 préludes pour piano

Alain Payette
Alain Payette
Composition Date: 1996
Duration: 00:52:00
Genre: Keyboard, Piano, One Keyboard, Two Hands


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
Programme Note:
These piano preludes were composed over a period of several years. Each signals the memory of an intimate occasion, a happy encounter, a vanished hope – of all the precious moments that make life what it is. The anecdotal tendency of the form is well suited to the description of such moods.
The Twelve Preludes of Alain Payette were premiered by Alain Lefèvre in Thessalonika, Greece (Cultural Capital of Europe 1997), on June 1 and 2, 1997. Programmed after intermission, something of a rarity for a premiere, the music received a standing ovation. As one review put it, “The audience, demanding and select, was completely won over by the warmth and vitality of the young artist’s performance, showing a special enthusiasm for the music of Payette.”
Subtitled Confidences poétiques, the Twelve Preludes are dedicated to Alain Lefèvre.
Lefèvre’s recording of the Preludes for Koch International Classics (1998) was hailed as an “absolute success” (Claude Gingras, La Presse, Montreal, August 1998).

Premiere Information:
Création le 1er juin 1997, Salle de cérémonies de l'université Aristote, Thessalonique, Grèce; Alain Lefèvre, piano.


  • Call Number:
  • MI 2110 P344co
  • Genre:
  • Keyboard, Piano, One Keyboard, Two Hands
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • April 9, 1999
  • Type:
  • Print-music, published
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 partition (107 p.) ;
    107 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Pour piano.
    12 Préludes : I. Passionné -- II. Modéré et expressif -- III. Lent -- IV. Modéré (Mystérieux) -- V. Modéré -- VI. Modéré -- VII. Lent, Agité -- VIII. Agité -- IX. Modéré -- X. Modéré -- XI. Lent -- XII. Vif.
    Chaque prélude peut aussi être vendu individuellement.
    PDF de l'oeuvre se trouve au CMC Québec.
    Consultation sur place seulement.
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