"Hans Graf enjoys Dutilleux’s confidence, and from this recording it’s easy to see why. The detail is all here, but so is the control of long paragraphs – few recordings of the slow movement of the First Symphony have moved me as much as this one…the work is undoubtedly a masterpiece and the final resolution on to D flat major one of the great moments of 20th-century music." - GRAMOPHONE
The Bordeaux Aquitaine National Orchestra has existed under several different names since it’s founding in the city of Bordeaux in 1850. Conductor Hans Graf, a native of Austria and former student of the legendary Sergiu Celibidache, has worked with the Bordeaux Aquitaine National Orchestra since 1993, serving as its principal conductor from 1998-2004. Born in 1916, Henri Dutilleux, a student and then a professor at the Paris Conservatory, has long been acknowledged as one of France’s most important composers of the 20th century. Arte Nova is the only label ever to have recorded all the orchestral music of Henri Dutilleux, a project highly praised by reviewers worldwide.
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