2 pianos

Arr. Walter Boudreau, 2015 [original work]

Premiere: May 20, 2015, Matthieu Fortin, Alain Lefèvre, piano; Walter Boudreau, conductor • Une soirée à l’asile, Salle Pierre-Mercure — Centre Pierre-Péladeau, Montréal (Québec)

The third movement of Concerto de l’asile in its 2-piano reduction, in which not only does the poet return to his senses (preponderance of solo piano here) but forcefully, following a mad waltz, slowly bringing back feverish elements of the first movement, “overwhelming” the orchestra and, despite an early death, (funeral procession) triumphing by the end in a posthumous, brillant tutti.