For 30 years Michel Plasson has recorded French music exclusively for EMI Classics. This exclusive box is truly unique as it covers all the masterpieces of French repertoire: concertos by Ravel, Fauré's Requiem, Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, Bizet's only symphony, L'Arlesienne; Lalo's Symphony; etc . . .
Cette sélection de plus de deux cent vingt exercices couvre l'ensemble du programme des spé MP et PSI. Les chapitres du programme sont méthodiquement visités l'un après l'autre, et l'éclairage exceptionnel qu'apporte l'auteur sur l'ensemble de ce champ mathématique est le fruit d'une haute expérience en la matière. …
‘Marvellously resourceful and inventive scores which are given vivid and persuasive performances by Tortelier and the BBC Philharmonic orchestra… The engineers give us a splendidly detailed and refined portrayal of these complex textures – the sound is really state-of-the-art.’The Penguin Complete Guide
Dutilleux is an outsider by instinct and his independence from prevailing 'schools' of French composition would explain why his music is not as widely appreciated as its abundant qualities suggest it should be. And it's coals to Newcastle indeed that it was a British orchestra -the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - who first brought Dutilleux's music to Paris's most chic music venue, the Cité de la Musique, in 1999.