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Julien-François Zbinden (1917-2021)
Julien-François Zbinden was born on November 11th, 1917 in Rolle (Vaud/Switzerland). After having studied piano, with secondary studies in voice and violin, he began in 1938 his musical career as a pianist in a jazz band, having had a passion for jazz at an early age. As a composer, he was self-taught at the beginning, so to speak. After 1947 he worked at the musical department of Radio Suisse...
About Double jeu
Double Jeu (double game) is a four movement piece inspired by the 4 colors of the pack of playing cards: 1. Carreau (Diamonds), 2. Trèfle (Clubs), 3. Coeur (Hearts), and 4. Pique (Spades).
The dramatic and expressive power of contrabass is widely exploited in the work’s four movements of contrasting forms and styles.
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- I. Carreau
September 21, 2017 | Festival Rezonanzen | Sils, Switzerland. Petru Iuga (Contrabass), Janne Saksala (Contrabass).