Here is Rive gauche, Alain Lefèvre's latest album of compositions. Once more, the pianist-composer offers us musical journeys as diverse as the stories he shares with us. Alain Lefèvre talks about the compositional process with George Nicholson. WHY COMPOSE? I have always composed to tell a story, a story that helps listeners find their own. When you have had, for almost half a century, a special connection with the greatest masterpieces, you need a large dose of humility and innocence in order to give music lovers these special moments of life, as everything I compose starts simply with a smile, a phone call, an emotion.