ARGUMENTA – Works by Philippe Manoury and Maurice Ravel

  1. Le livre des claviers: II. Duo de marimbaphones (Manoury) 6:11

  2. Argumenta (Manoury) 11:06

  3. Suspension-Effondrements (Manoury/arr. Reumert) 6:31

    Le tombeau de Couperin (Ravel/arr. Reumert)

  4. I. Prélude 2:54

  5. II. Fugue 3:03

  6. III. Forlane 5:52

  7. IV. Rigaudon 3:02

  8. V. Menuet 4:44

  9. VI. Toccata 4:10

“This recording is full of life and boasts an excitement that comes from an almost superhuman exactitude of performance combined with immense understanding of both Manoury’s soundworld and process.” Fanfare July/August 2023

Silver Medal Winner - Global Music Awards 2023

This album is the fruit of a multi-year collaboration between Mathias Reumert, Anders Elten and composer Philippe Manoury, and includes World Première recordings of Argumenta and Suspension-Effondrements.

Reumert and Elten also present Le tombeau de Couperin in a new version for keyboard percussion instruments. Maurice Ravel’s masterful hybrid — true to Baroque forms but unmistakably Ravel — was written for solo piano and then orchestrated by the composer. These adaptations, in turn, inspired Reumert to transcribe the suite.


marimba, vibraphone, percussion, piano
marimba, vibraphone, percussion


Recording engineers: 1 and 4–9 recorded and mixed by Torsten Jessen. 2 and 3 recorded and mixed by Alma Hede
Recording location: Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen, except 3 recorded at Helsingborg Concert Hall
24-bit mastering: Torsten Jessen
Cover image and design: Max Franosch
Liner notes: Philippe Manoury and Mathias Reumert
Publisher (Manoury): Éditions Durand
Producer and executive producer: Mathias Reumert
With support from the Danish Arts Foundation


Released February 24, 2023
Cat No.: ekkozone01

EAN 5707471089156