Dutilleux: Le loup / Rophe, Orchestre national des Pays de la Loire
This music might play it safe harmonically but Dutilleux splashes orchestral timbres around with the abandon of an action painter, as blood-curdling swoops from an ondes martenot add local colour. Pascal Rophé and his Orchestra National des Pays de la Loire take these scores at face value, carving through notes with flamboyant cliffhanger urgency.
Dutilleux shows his attraction towards Alban Berg's orchestral colors, and the playing throughout the disc is superb, using a vast range of dynamics.
– BBC Music Magazine
Catalog Number: BIS-1651
Composer: Henri Dutilleux
Conductor: Pascal Rophé
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire
Performer: Vincent le Texier