Saint-Exupery w/ Luc Estang (Limited Edition)
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During his long and illustrious career the French composer and musique concrete pioneer Pierre Henry created a lare amount of incidental music to accompany literary texts, both on record and for the stage, from Jules Verne to Victor Hugo, from Lautreamont to Antonin Artaud. This incredibly rare LP from 1959 is a radio play about the life of French pilot and writer Antoine de Saint Exupery, based on the 1 956 book by Luc Estang on the subject. The interpreters are a small theater troupe including French actor Paul Meurisse (1912-1979), famous for popular films and as a member of national theater company, La Comedie Francaise. Underlying key scenes, Pierre Henry's contribution to the play consists of electronic and musique concrete sounds, adding a contemporary dimension to the text. A beautiful piece from one of the mid-20th century's truly brilliant sonic explorers.