The internationally known French composer Bruno Mantovani regularly draws his inspiration from musical works of the past, from which he fashions thoroughly modern objects. This CD presents five pieces for strings and piano, some of which refer to Franz Schubert, Béla Bartók, Maurice Ravel, or the most musicianly of all painters, Paul Klee. These richly inventive works are in no sense pastiches or variations, but genuinely contemporary interpretations of masterpieces of musical history.