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Hubert Culot
MusicWeb International, March 2013

Hugues Dufourt clearly belongs among the masters and these two recent works vastly demonstrate his mastery gained over so many long years. The music is complex and must be quite taxing for the performers. It remains strongly expressive so that it is likely to appeal to anyone “with ears to hear” especially when served by such first-class performances as it receives in this superbly engineered and produced release up to Timpani’s highest standards.

Devotees of Hugues Dufourt’s music will need no further recommendation but many others, I am sure, with open ears and a liking for superbly crafted and strongly expressive contemporary music will find much to relish here. © MusicWeb International Read complete review



Matt Mendez
I Care If You Listen, February 2013

This new Timpani disc presents two contrasting products of Dufourt’s engagement with the visual arts: a work loosely based on Jackson Pollock’s Lucifer, from 2000, and Voyage par-delà les fleuves et les monts…Both are imposing half-hour orchestral slabs that may seem rather impenetrable upon a first hearing, but for those willing to take the plunge, there are all manner of discoveries to be made here.

…the Luxembourg forces sound fully at one with this music, undaunted by its considerable technical and intellectual challenges. Definitely worth exploring, and not just for those with a vested interest in spectral music. © 2013 I Care If You Listen Read complete review






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