The work of Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909) draws profound inspiration from popular music, such as Suite espagnole, Iberia, Recuerdos de Viaje, and Cantos de España. Even though he composed for the piano with the greatest respect for the original forms – sevillanas, malagueñas, bulerias – his style is influenced by the specific colors of the guitar. Soler and Mouratoglou reveal the essential connection between the composer’s musical language and that of flamenco. Soler provides the spirit of the golden age of flamenco while Mouratoglou brings the rigor and formalism of classical training. Together they reveal a ‘cante primitive’ that combines passion and poetry in equal measure, and transform Albéniz’s piano piece into an elegant four-handed guitar piece, fertile and poetic.
Founded in 2013 by French guitarist Philippe Mouratoglou, Vision Fugitive is directed by Mouratoglou with clarinetist Jean-Marc Foltz and artist and former record producer Philippe Ghielmetti. Each of these directors produce one recording project a year presenting repertoire that crosses the genres of jazz, classical, contemporary and traditional. The quality of Vision Fugitive excels at every level from the repertoire, musicianship, engineering to the elegant album packaging featuring extensive booklets with original artwork by French cartoonist and artist Emmanuel Guibert or unique archival images from the artists’ personal collections.