Review: Marc Beziat “Victory Of The Spirit”

Marc Beziat “Victory Of The Spirit”

28 Aug, 2009

marc-beziat_victory-of-the-spirit1In the brief biographical notes accompanying his debut CD, French composer Marc Béziat claims to have discovered his love of music just a few short years ago, spending the intervening years gathering the necessary skills and techniques to bring his creative notions to fruition. The resulting Victory of the Spirit, then, is all the more impressive—its epic themes and technicality suggest the work of a seasoned, if not veteran composer. Though he performs Victory entirely on keyboard, Béziat obviously composed the 14 instrumental selections with much larger ambitions: The music ranges from chamber music to grand symphonic works, utilizing the entire range of orchestral voices, from strings to woodwinds, not to mention a few pleasant piano interludes and synthesized human voices. While it would be nice to hear these works borne out with “real” instruments, it is clear that, for Béziat, the release of this CD is indeed a victory of the creative spirit.

 

Reviewed By John Brodeur