Encountering forty-eight different works composed by musicians under thirty-five years of age coming from fifteen different countries, such is the rare opportunity that is offered to us by the Third Biennale de Paris with the partnership of R.T.F. (French Television and Radio). Lets hope that open-minded music lovers and critics make better use than they have in the past of this auditorium where everyday, from noon to 8 P.M., until November 3, they can ask to hear any one of these scores. [ ]
But the Biennale has especially brought to light the French Jean--Claude Eloy (1938), who already attracted attention for a concert at the Domaine musical (2), with this Etude nž 3 for orchestra, which immediately reveals, through a densely and deeply-woven fabric, a rich work, of fascinating intensity, at times recalling Bartoks Sonata for two pianos. A touch of the flute or the harp and poetry reigns. Who will say what is hidden behind this superb study, what storms, what inner hurricane, or what contemplation ? [ ]
(2) See le Monde of January 3.