Written after listening to WAGNER
"Le Vendredi Saint" ("Good Friday")
This prelude was written in 1994 under the inspiration of the opera Parsifal by Richard WAGNER.
This short work for a single piano nonetheless features a wide range of musical sounds.
It begins with notes in the higher range, relying on a crystal and pianissimo motif (symbolizing the death of Christ) that leads, following a gradual crescendo, to a second and very majestic motif, the forte movement (symbolizing resurrection).
After exploring this second motif, the piece transitions to a final part that develops by superimposing the first and second movements like a choral arrangement (symbolizing Christ in the "Pantocrator" depiction).