Dubugnon is a Swiss French composer whose range of influences is exceptionally broad. Ravel and Prokofiev are the most obvious inspirations, although his music also draws on film music and funk. Eclecticism par excellence.
The music is witty and virtuosic and entirely in keeping with the style of the composer who seems to have formed his language so early and is sticking with it…In a sense this CD acts a sort of ‘carde de visite’ for the young composer, stretching as it does across the first ten years of his fully creative life. It is projects like this which all composers need. But how very enterprising of Naxos to support young composers in this way…The performances are exemplary and the recording is focused, strong and ideally balanced.