Synopsis by Dennis Proctor
Jean Michel Jarre, Europe's celebrated electronic music keyboardist and composer, took the synthesizer to a new level of popularity in the 1970s. Early in his career he composed for films and ballets, but was not largely successful until his 1977 U.K. smash, Oxygène. Since the French native's breakthrough, his efforts have been primarily focused on his revolutionary electronic operas. Oxygene Moscow captures Jarre's performance at a 1997 celebration in honor of Moscow's 850th birthday. Bolshoi Kid and the Red Army Choirs accompany Jarre on a number of pieces.
electronica, celebration, dance-music, keyboards [music], synthesizer