Steve Barakatt – Autumn in Quebec (The Landscape) (Video)

“Each of us has his own mystery. A mystery hidden inside a yellow foliage, filled with childhood memories. The smell of autumn, the memory of your 7 years old self. You grab an armful of fallen leaves, throw them up into the sky and laugh of pure joy, feeling the pure life at most simplicity form …And there is nothing else to worry, no fuss, only you and fall. Such an emotive neoclassical piano!”

“У каждого из вас есть свое таинство. Она прячется внутри с желтой листвой, с воспоминаниями из детства, с запахом осени. Вы изредка возвращаетесь в прошлое, и вам снова 7 лет. Вы хватаете охапкой опавшую листву, подкидываете ее в небо и весело смеетесь… И нет больше ничего, нет забот, нет суеты, есть только вы и осень.”

Inspired by the beauty of the Canadian autumnal landscape, award-winning composer and pianist Steve Barakatt offers pure moments of hope and comfort during a time our world is facing some historical challenges. “Autumn in Quebec (The Landscape)” is a musical poem aimed at creating serenity.

For more than three decades, award-winning composer, pianist, music producer and creative director Steve Barakatt has collaborated with leading artists, record labels, studios, brands, and organizations on hundreds of projects around the globe. As a concert pianist, he has presented more than 500 live performances on five continents. His music has been featured on hundreds of TV programs & series as well as on major sports event TV broadcasts such as the FIFA World Cup and the F1 Grand Prix. As a recording artist, he has sold over five million albums worldwide and his music catalogue reached 100,000,000 views on YouTube.

He had artistic collaborations with Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra & Choir, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre symphonique de Québec, Yaroslavl philharmonic Orchestra, Lahti Sinfonia, Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre métropolitain, Radio Nacional de Espana, Bilkent Symphony Orchestra, El Sistema, Angelique Kidjo, Natasha St-Pier, Nana Mouskouri, Maxim Vengerov, The Alexandrov Choir, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Nic Raine, Yoav Talmi, Christian Vásquez, Yiruma, Richard O’Neill, Shirley Bassey, Leon Lai, Alan Tam, Kelly Chen, Daniel Chan, Agnes Chan, Sincere, Yoko Oginome, Miri Ben-Ari, Noriko Sakai, Audrey De Montigny, Sun Min, Wheesung, John Park, Shayne, Chen of EXO, Lee Dong Woo, Yesung of Superjunior, Sunny of Girls’ Generation, Luna of fx, Wendy & Seulgi of Red Velvet, Taeil & Doyoung of NCT127, Universal Music Publishing, Sony Music Entertainment, SM Entertainment, Yamaha, Roland Corp, Japan Central Music and many more…

The world’s most recognized composer of official anthems, Barakatt is the man behind “Lullaby, The UNICEF Anthem”, the Saemangeum MegaCity anthem “One More Heart, One More Dream”, “Motherland” to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Lebanon, anthems for Fairmont Le Château Frontenac and the world’s 66 Royal Golf Clubs, and compositions for numerous other prestigious organizations and events.

Reviewed by Nagamag on November 11, 2020