Lauri Mäntysaari: Élégie for accordion


Lauri Mäntysaari’s solo accordion work Élégie (2020-2021) was forming into a serene, melancholic passacaglia, when the devastating news shocked the world: the iconic cathedral of Notre Dame was on fire. The composer decided to reform the plan for his work, going through purgatory towards a distant reminiscence of the earliest example of European musical polyhphony, first hear in Notre Dame over 900 years ago: Viderunt omnes by Perotin. Buy now