René Aubry – Play Time (2008)

FrontCover1René Aubry is a French composer born in 1956. He is a multi-instrumentalist known for blending classical harmonies with modern instrumentation. Aubry has composed for choreographers such as Carolyn Carlson, Pina Bausch and Philippe Genty. He has also scored for films and released many of his own albums.

He also composed the music for the 2009 animated film The Gruffalo and its 2011 sequel The Gruffalo’s Child, as well as 2012’s Room on the Broom.

In addition, his music was often heard in a Greek comic-satirical TV series Οι Στάβλοι της Εριέτας Ζαΐμη (by wikipedia)

And this is a 2008 collection of tracks from the great composer, featuring new versions of his own songs that have remained very close to his heart. With music composed for shows by Carolyn Carlson, Pina Bausch and Philippe Genty, soundtracks for films, and 15 albums to his name, René Aubry is a popular, prolific and discreet composer. This native son of Epinal is self-taught and has traced his own career as a composer of “songs without words”. (by Hopi Mesa)

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This is an audiophile’s dream album. I have a very high-end audio system and this is one of my ‘demo’ discs that I use to show off the sound quality of my system. GREAT stuff and very nice music to listen to. (Mr. Big)

This production music is wonderful because it uses rhythms and percussion, created by a skilled composer, who know to use, with great skill, emotional voice, knowledge of the tools, all in sync. (by Ceolin)

Oh, such a unique album … I´m so excited !


René Aubry (guitar, mandolin, banjo, bouzouki)
Antoine Banville (percussion)
Daniel Beaussier (clarinet, oboe, saxophone)
Marc Buronfosse (cello)
Stefano Genovese (keyboards)
Jean-Marc Ladet (violin, viola, mandolin)
Marco Quesada (guitar)

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01. Sirtaki A Helsinki 3.40
02. Prima Donna 3.03
03. Dare-Dard 2.50
04. Chaloupée 3.45
05. Steppe 4.13
06. Rose 3:39
07. Facéties 2.22
08. Après La Pluie 3.07
09. Blue Lady 3.59
10. Quintette 2.28
11. Mémoires 5.08
12. Night Run 3.54
13. Demi-Lune 4.11
14. La Danse Des Trois Chapeaux 2.53
15. Ne M’oublie Pas 4.09
16. L’abîme 3.30
17. Zig-Zag 3.13
18. Les Sept Erreurs 2.25

Music composed by René Aubry

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