BEETHOVEN AT NIGHT

PAUL IMPROVISES FROM CAPTIVATING MOOLIGHT SONATA, ODE TO JOY, THE 2ND MVT OF THE 7TH SYMPHONY, PLUS NEW COMPOSITIONS DEDICATED TO LUDWIG. THIS PROGRAM WAS CREATED DURING LA FOLLE JOURNÉE DE NANTES IN JANUARY 2020.

“Beethoven at Night: this is the title of the evocation of Paul Lay and Olivier Garouste. Paul Lay, a remarkable (as jazzmen often do) improviser. But to succeed in an evocation of Beethoven’s life that is intelligent, moving, not scholastic, nourished by music “à la Paul Lay” (what’s the point, otherwise?) and images that are not pretexts – try it! And a Dvd to capture what is not a biography but a medium-length film on the Beethoven spirit, nourished by ellipses and moments of rare emotion!
— FRANCE TV/INFO