Heard the RCO small enesemble last nite playing Mozart & Mendelssohn @SubCulture but the full force is required to deliver the magic & emotional intrigue evoked by Dutilleux here in his epic L’Arbre des songes. Check what Tom Service says about this piece: “If you listen to [the] Violin Concerto, L’arbre des songes (the tree of dreams), you’ll hear a rarefied, epicurean beauty that seems to exalt in its fluency and self-contained world of musical coherence.” Indeed!
Too naff too easy replacement for the absurd room they built around ‘Columbus’ 2 years ago #4TouristsOnly
The dark horse leader of 20th century French composers, here with his dark and sensuous “a whole distant world” cello concerto. Lushly compatible with our contemplative, even companionable, Saturday mornings. #RadioHellskitchen