Interpreted with maestria by the Pasquier trio, Le trio by A. Riotte - intelligent, energetic, well thought out and splendidly resonant - ( ) enjoyed considerable success. (Pierre Wissmer, le Strapontin, 30/10/57)
Well written, Le trio by André Riotte sounded marvellous. (Suzanne Demarquez, Le guide du concert et du disque, 29/5/59)
A quartet bursting with vitality and ideas, ingeniously devised, an endearing testimony to an extremely rich personality. (L'information, 16/11/63)
Riotte is a dependable musician As a Frenchman, Riotte is the grandson of Debussy and the son of Messiaen. Praise indeed. (Corriere d'informazione, 21/5/64)
The works of Riotte create the impression of ordered, rigorous discourse, in which no one system ever appears to dominate. (Guido Salvetti, La Prealpina, 13/6/64)
André Riotte is one of those musicians and research scientists
who, alongside their official functions, find the time and the energy
to keep informed, study and compose music.
Météorite et ses métamorphoses presents a
whole "world of harmony".
. The score reveals itself as
a "sum" of all the possible proliferations of a material in
a given context.
Like Italo Calvino in Why read the classics? or Jorge Luis Borges in his lectures, André Riotte professes a taste for rigorous thought presiding the work. (Alain Poirier, director, CNSMDP, Preface to Formalismes et modèles musicaux, 2006)