Dutilleux - 2nd Symphony - Charles Munch - 20th Century Classical LP

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Dutilleux - 2nd Symphony - Charles Munch

2 ème symphonie '' le double'' Orchestre de l'association des concerts Lamoureux Métaboles Orchestre national de l'ORTF

Label: Erato STU 70840
Genre: Contemporary/ Electronic
France / Gatefold/
LP / 33rpm
Record is VG++
Cover slight cornerwear slight creasing

Side A

1. Symphony No. 2: 'Le Double', for orchestra: 1. Animato, ma misterioso
2. Symphony No. 2: 'Le Double', for orchestra: 2. Andantino sostenuto
3. Symphony No. 2: 'Le Double', for orchestra: 3. Allegro fuocoso - Calmato

Side B

4. Metaboles - Incantatoire
5. Metaboles - Lineaire
6. Metaboles - Obsessional
7. Metaboles - Torpide
8. Metaboles - Flamboyant

These are very good sounding recordings made in concert in 1962. The Honegger in particular sounds quite good. Sometimes Charles Munch can drive one crazy with his inability to keep a steady tempo, but the obvious commitment he has to the music more than makes up for that drawback. The Dutilleux sound world of Le Double is exotic and gorgeous.

Henri Dutilleux is a hard-working French contemporary composer who emphasizes quality over quantity by ignoring formal structure and writing rock-solid music custom fit to the sizes of specific groups. Dutilleux's independent spirit stands out apart from many of his French peers. His emphasize for instrumental color and sense of spirituality maintains the French modernism which stems from the music of Debussy. Dutilleux is deeply inspired by visual art..
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