LABELS: Harmonia Mundi Suite
WORKS: Symphony No. 1; Timbres, espace, mouvement
PERFORMER: Lyon National Orchestra/Serge Baudo
CATALOGUE NO: HMT 7905159
These two ravishing orchestral works confirm Dutilleux as one of today’s major composers. The First Symphony proclaims a strongly distinctive musical personality and his aural imagination is marvellous in Timbres, espace, mouvement, inspired by Van Gogh’s painting The Starry Night. Performances are committed and convincing.